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We Met in Virtual Reality Is the Best Film From the Metaverse

Director Joe Hunting’s documentary, shot entirely in VRChat, could also be the metaverse’s swan song.

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What Should Be Considered a Crime in the Metaverse?

As the experience of virtual worlds grows richer, virtual crimes such as assault and theft may become as serious as thei...

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HP Wins Huge Fraud Case Against Autonomy’s Mike Lynch

The ruling by the UK’s High Court could also lead to Lynch’s extradition to the United States, where he faces further ch...

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Why Joe Biden's Free Covid Test Website Wasn't a Dumpster Fire

Plus: The rescue of healthcare.gov, a glimpse into an alternate universe, and more trouble in Russia.

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The Physics of the N95 Face Mask

You’ve seen them a million times. You might be wearing one right now. But how do they work to block a potentially virus-...

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Honey, I Brought the Kids Into Virtual Reality

This week, we talk about differing visions for the metaverse and whether it’s a good place for your little ones.

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It's Not Just the IRS—the US Government Wants Your Selfies

A controversial new program that uses facial recognition is part of a national effort to verify identities and reduce fr...

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Politicians Say It’s Time to Live With Covid. Are You Ready?

As countries declare endemicity and drop restrictions, how does a battered and bruised society embrace a sudden return t...

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Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE Is Great. Just Don't Pay Full Price

This top-end Android smartphone brings many of the best features from last year's flagship, but is it too late?

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Spotify Was Never Going to Drop Joe Rogan

Neil Young removed his music from the platform to protest Rogan's vaccine disinformation. But Spotify is unlikely t...

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The Feds Plan to Reduce Roadway Deaths—With Smarter Road Design

The US Department of Transportation wants to shift the focus from the actions of individual drivers to the role of stree...

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Google Has a New Plan to Kill Cookies. People Are Still Mad

Google has scrapped FLoC, its controversial cookie replacement. Now it’s back with Topics—but rivals and privacy experts...

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Now Physical Jobs Are Going Remote, Too

Advances in artificial intelligence and other technology allow machines to be operated from far away. The trend could sp...

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How to Build a Better Metaverse

Second Life creator Philip Rosedale wants to prevent the Facebook-ization of virtual reality.

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How to Watch the 2022 Winter Olympics

Whether you’re into snowboarding or curling, here’s how to follow the big events in Beijing.

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Did Eating Meat Really Make Us Human?

For decades, scientists thought that being more carnivorous set our ancestors along their evolutionary path. New evidenc...

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The Capitalist Trap of Pig Organ Transplants

The “miracle” pig heart transplant plays with the expectations of desperate patients and makes clear how the system valu...

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Synthetic Voices Want to Take Over Audiobooks

As computer-generated voices become more sophisticated, the number of audiobooks—including from Amazon, Microsoft, and G...

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Physicists Created Bubbles That Can Last For Over a Year

If you've ever blown bubbles, you know how quickly they burst. Now French researchers have concocted a type that st...

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How to Travel Solo During the Pandemic

The way we travel may be changing with the spread of Covid-19, but here are ways to stay informed and stay as safe as po...

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Guardians of the Galaxy Made Me Love Linear Games

Open worlds can be fantastic, but they can also be exhausting.

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Latino Founders Have a Hard Time Raising Money From VCs

Despite diversity pledges, funding to Latino-founded startups in the US still lags—accounting for only 2 percent of vent...

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My Family Is Trapped in the Metaverse

Virtual reality isn’t great, but it’s a lot better than dealing with everything else out there.

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Some of Our Favorite Camera and Photo Gear Is on Sale Now

Looking to upgrade your photography setup? We’ve got deals on top mirrorless cameras, tripods, and other accessories.

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How to Get a Covid-19 Booster Shot

Here is everything you need to know about finding and receiving the booster shot in the age of Omicron.

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The Role of Tau in Dementia

Understanding the protein’s role in the cell shows what's happening in neurodegenerative diseases before symptoms e...

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Gibraltar Could Launch the World’s First Crypto Stock Exchange

“The Rock” hopes a new stock exchange will attract crypto millionaires who want to avoid hefty taxes.

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Safari Flaws Exposed Webcams, Online Accounts, and More

Apple awarded a $100,500 bug bounty to the researcher who discovered the latest major vulnerability in its browser.

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Why the Belarus Railways Hack Marks a First for Ransomware

The politically motivated attack represents a new frontier for hacktivists—and won’t be the last of its kind.

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What to Play When You’re Not Playing Wordle

Once a day may not be enough. Try these 14 alternatives.

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