Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
They’re treated as cannon fodder. “Amara Kel’s Rules for TIE Fighter Pilot Survival (Probably)” gives them a different life.
A sweeping new presidential directive includes, among other things, an initiative to secure consumers’ right to repair their own devices.
Yes, Covid-19 delayed the film, but the movie should have come out years ago.
Companies are racing to track everything about you. It could be a convenient way to reduce fraud—or seriously creepy and discriminatory.
Plus: The biggest idea of 2016, the ethics of synthetic data, and a blaze on the Gulf of Mexico.
This robot can help a human assemble a bookcase by predicting what part they’ll want next and handing it over.
This week we discuss the proliferation of ebikes in bike-share networks, as well as the explosive growth of private ebike ownership.
Google, Nvidia, and others are training algorithms in the dark arts of designing semiconductors—some of which will be used to run artificial intelligence programs.
B-list reality stars. Sex workers. A shirtless cooking show. Programming on the renegade platform finds comfort among the uncomfortable.
For the second time in a month, the company issued an update that doesn’t fully address a severe security vulnerability in Windows.
Security researchers warned Kaseya about its IT management software in April, but the patches didn’t come fast enough to avert last week’s disaster.