The idea of creating tamper-proof databases has captured the attention of everyone from anarchist techies to staid bankers.
Day: February 2, 2023
‘Poker Face’ Is the New ‘Columbo’—and That’s a Good Thing for Fans
By mimicking a 1970s classic, Rian Johnson’s new murder mystery series rewrites the streaming era’s rules that everything must be bingeable.
The Case for Outsourcing Morality to AI
Human judgement is notoriously fallible. As AI infiltrates more aspects of society, maybe some “responsibility gaps” are a good thing.
Aro Home Review: Box It Out
The Aro Home app is easy to use, but it’s pretty embarrassing to realize you put your phone down for only 20 minutes a day.
Scientists Grew Mini Human Guts Inside Mice
These tiny organoids with working immune systems mimic the function of the GI tract and could be used to study intestinal diseases and drugs to treat them.
Have We Reached Peak Smartphone?
This week, we ask if there’s anything else our phones should be doing for us. Also, we break down the Samsung Galaxy announcements.
Get Used to Face Recognition in Stadiums
Madison Square Garden is under fire for using the technology. Other venues are exploring their own uses of face algorithms, raising privacy concerns.
How the US Could Ban TikTok in 7 Not-So-Easy Steps
Former president Trump tried and failed to ban the app. Now US lawmakers from both parties are preparing legislation they say can finish the job.
10 Best Deals: Winter Outdoor Gear
Whether you spend time in nature’s backyard or your own, we’ve found discounts on Patagonia clothing, camping gear, and tents.
The Kremlin Has Entered the Chat
Russian antiwar activists placed their faith in Telegram, a supposedly secure messaging app. How does Putin’s regime seem to know their every move?