Portrait of the artist as a microbial growth
The body contains more microbes than human cells — bioartist Ani Liu wants us to think about that.
Netflix might start charging less to stream original movies you’ve never heard of
Netflix contemplates a cheaper streaming tier as Disney+ gets primed to launch.
You have to work out now, I’m sorry I don’t make the rules
In particular, adults have to lift weights or do resistance training twice a week /chugs protein shake
My iPhone is trying to make me a better person. It won’t work.
Screen Time and other chiding parental features are too effective of a reminder that much of what I believe about myself is a set of (perfectly fine) delusions.
23andme wants to toss a live grenade into your family holiday
Bringing a dna test to the dinner table probably won’t go well.
Here are the worst ways tech could mess up the election
A rundown of everything that can, and already is, going wrong.
Are you a good person who works in tech? Walk out
The government is useless and there is not a feasible way for two billion people to extricate themselves from Facebook. You know who has bargaining power? Workers.
My Apple Watch became an excuse to not take care of myself
How we learn to rely on tech to tell us when something is wrong, only to misinterpret the signals.
Don’t let a robot stalk your babysitter
The AI social media-screening service Predictim has a very simple job that it appears to be very bad at.
A Good Place: Under the sea
A forum of saltwater aquarium enthusiasts offer each other support and distraction from everything happening on land.
Can beer be saved from climate change?
Most of the crops that go into making beer will not survive extreme weather caused by global warming.
Skipping your flu shot is selfish
Even if you’re not at risk of dying, you can still get other people sick.
An AI-generated portrait sold for half a million dollars and now I’m terrified of the future
Meet Edmond de Belamy, your new worst nightmare.
Netflix’s libertarian-fascist corporate culture is a hell no one deserves
The streaming giant weaponizes radical honesty to keep employees performing at the top of their game.
Apple: the second-best tech company in the world
Apple doesn’t lead the way anymore. But does the company even care?
The virtual reality dream is dying
We were promised better worlds, and all we got was this lousy headset.
Crowdfunding funneled $6.8 million to unsupported medical treatments
Patients are targeted by doctors who offer relief with procedures that are not backed up by research, and even dangerous, if only they can locate the funds outside of their insurance.
See how grotesque Jeff Bezos’ fortune is in this choose-your-own-adventure game
‘You Are Jeff Bezos’ is a game that illustrates in detail the truly appalling amount of wealth people are allowed to amass and then just keep to themselves.
Who will save us from the Silicon Valley city-states?
A pair of new books raise plenty of problems, but offer few solutions.
The earth’s magnetic shield is my new favorite noise musician
Listen as it reacts to radiation from a solar storm.