The YOLOers vs. Distancers Feud Is Tearing Us Apart

Covid-19 has given rise to a new blood feud—and the two camps are increasingly blaming each…

In a Touch-Free World, the QR Code Is Having Its Moment

Once dismissed as a marketing gimmick, the black and white patterns are proving their worth during…

A Move for Driverless Mass Transit Hits Speed Bumps

Pilot projects for autonomous shuttles abound. But technical limitations and hostility from labor unions may thwart…

The Dangers of Seeing the World Through Ubiquitous Video

Moving images bombard our brains and fog our thoughts—but every now and then they expand our…

‘Real’ Programming Is an Elitist Myth

When people build a database to manage reading lists or feed their neighbors, that’s coding—and culture.

Kid-Friendly Tablets for Homework and Playtime

Depending on how schools—and your workplace—reopen, your sanity may depend on more screen time for your…

What French Feminism Can Teach Us About Karens

The latest viral female archetype is complicated. Dramatizing her entitlement, she's at once familiar to the…

Tech Workers Are Living the American Dream—in Canada

The short-sighted immigration policies of the US administration is driving top talent north of the border.

Six-Word Sci-Fi: A Story About the Upside of Failure

Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you.

Honestly, Just Vote In Person—It’s Safer Than You Think

The panic over the US Postal Service is legitimate, but here’s the good news: It's not…