2020: the year of the cancellation (l) ed Culture

When life like you know it is canceled, what to do? For some, apparently, the answer is: Google it. In March, as a national emergency was declared and closures began,…

Pet prostheses get a boost with 3D printing

Consider the three legs dog. Maybe you own one, or have seen them in the park or in one of the billion of Dodo videos about their. Unbalanced yet resilient,…

It was supposed to be the year of the female movie hero

The first rumblings came when Diana Prince’s metallic boots crossed No Man’s Land in 2017 Wonder woman. The movement gained momentum when Carol Danvers fell through the roof of that…

Some UK stores use facial recognition to track shoppers

“The data is then kept stored and shared proportionally with other retailers, creating a larger watchlist that everyone benefits from,” says a spokesperson for Facewatch. Its website claims that this…

The best podcast and live streaming gear (2020): mics, media, and more

Although it is increasingly possible to record podcasts or broadcast live audio on smartphones, it’s often faster, easier, and generally more professional to create and deliver content on a personal…

Massive fraud operation stole millions of online bank accounts

IBM researchers The trustee claims to have uncovered a massive fraud operation that used a network of mobile device emulators to drain millions of dollars from online bank accounts in…

The universe is growing faster than expected

December 3 humanity suddenly had at their fingertips information that people have always dreamed of: precise distances from the stars. “You type in the name of a star or its…

12 best kid’s face masks kids really love to wear

All over country, parents moaned when they heard all children over 2 years old must wear face masks. Wearing a mask is an important part of protecting ourselves and others…

How to tame those distracting notifications on your computer

When it comes to minimize distractions during the day, we usually think of smartphone notifications: Those pings and buzzes that take us out of everything we do and demand that…

Facial hair is biologically unnecessary. So why do humans have it?

Body hair helps with thermoregulation. The hair on the head protects your scalp from the sun’s rays, but also retains heat if you are in a cold climate. The eyelashes…