TRUCKS MOVE PAST CARS ON THE ROAD TO AUTONOMY

Money is pouring into autonomous trucking startups, just as many are souring on the short-term prospects for self-driving cars.

HIT THE ROAD WITH THESE TRAVEL-PLANNING APPS AND TRICKS

Let your phone be your guide. Even default map apps have handy features to help you plan an awesome itinerary.

 
 
 

DNA HAS FOUR BASES. SOME VIRUSES SWAP IN A FIFTH

Dozens of viruses don't use the same four nucleotide bases found in all other life. New work shows how this is possible-and perhaps...

THE BEST SUNGLASSES FOR EVERY OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Protect your eyes in style while you lounge, run, paddle, or work on your computer outside.

 
 
 

HOW TO SHARE YOUR WI-FI PASSWORD

Help your guests connect to your network without typing a thing.

PORN SHOWED UPON ON LEGIT NEWS SITES THANKS TO INTERNET ROT

Plus: China's pipeline probing, a Chromebook debacle, and more of the week's top security news.

 
 
 

HOW AI WILL HELP KEEP TIME AT THE TOKYO OLYMPICS

Omega, the official timekeeper of the Games, is now using computer vision and motion sensors for events like swimming, gymnastics,...

CITIES AREN'T THE WILDLIFE 'DESERTS' SCIENTISTS ONCE FEARED

As more animals are spotted in urban areas, researchers recognize how cities can play a significant role in fostering biodiversity.

 
 
 

BIDEN HAS TO PLAY HARDBALL WITH INTERNET PLATFORMS

The president needs to prioritize Americans' wellbeing over Big Tech's whims to begin a path to restoring democracy, privacy, and competition.

SPACE JAM AND THE FURY OF AN ALGORITHM SCORNED

The reboot-along with Netflix's The Mitchells vs. the Machines-portray vengeful AIs as jilted geniuses. That revolution shouldn't be...

 
 
 

THE 16 BEST WEEKEND DEALS ON HEADPHONES, SOUNDBARS, AND MORE

We found discounts on a MacBook Pro, an Instant Pot, and the newest Amazon Fire tablet.

THE ACTIVISION BLIZZARD HARASSMENT SUIT FEELS PAINFULLY FAMILIAR

A complaint filed this week alleges corrosive behavior that seems increasingly endemic to the video game industry.

 
 
 

THE PANDEMIC OLYMPICS, VACCINE MISINFORMATION, AND MORE NEWS

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

ROMEO AND JULIET NEEDS MORE ZOMBIES

Scott Edelman's "A Plague on Both Your Houses" is a tale of the undead written in iambic pentameter.

 
 
 

THE FAA BRINGS JEFF BEZOS BACK DOWN TO EARTH

Plus: New Shepard's dildo design, my seat on a private space flight, and the hearing that broke Fauci.

HOW MOCKINGBIRDS COMPOSE SONGS JUST LIKE BEETHOVEN

The birds aren't producing sounds at random. Some of their strategies are surprisingly similar to ones used by humans.

 
 
 

PLEASE, A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR COMIC-CON

No, it's not dead. But fans around the world mourn the loss anyway.

WHAT BEZOS' BIG DAY MEANS FOR COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT

This week, Steven Levy fills us in on the Blue Origin launch, its implications, and why so many billionaires are obsessed with space...

 
 
 

THE BEST SITES, APPS, AND YOUTUBE CHANNELS TO LEARN MUSIC

Modern technology makes studying to play a new instrument easier than ever. And the best part? Most of these tools are free or affordable.

THE OLYMPICS COULD BE A COVID-19 ‘SUPER-EVOLUTIONARY EVENT'

In a warped version of international cooperation, the Games could provide a place for variants of the virus to spread and then return...

 
 
 



AC Podcast 535: OnePlus Nord 2 review; RCS Messaging

AC Podcast 535: OnePlus Nord 2 review; RCS Messaging

Harish, Alex, Jerry, and Ara check out the OnePlus Nord 2 and evaluate continued rumors of a foldable Pixel. They also chat about carrier adoption of the RCS messaging standard... Read more ...

Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix

Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix

Every week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that recently hit Canadian streaming platforms. Our ‘Streaming in Canada' column typically focuses... Read more ...

New trailers: Dune, Star Trek: Prodigy, The Last Duel, Blade Runner: Black...

New trailers: Dune, Star Trek: Prodigy, The Last Duel, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, and more

Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in Dune | Legendary Happy Saturday! Posting the trailers roundup a day early this weekend since I'll be on vacation starting Sunday (and shout out... Read more ...

Asus Chromebooks go on sale today: check out price, specs, and offers

Asus Chromebooks go on sale today: check out price, specs, and offers

Asus' six Chromebooks -- C223, C423, C523 and Flip C214 -- will go on sale in India starting today. Prices start at Rs 17,999 一 check out all the details here. Read more ...

Apple Watch Series 7: All there is to know about Apple's next watch

Apple Watch Series 7: All there is to know about Apple's next watch

The Apple Watch has completely changed the wearable world. Sure, there were smartwatches before the Apple Watch, but none as impactful, influential, and well-implemented. The... Read more ...

In Ted Lasso season 2, Jamie Tartt is on a journey of self discovery

In Ted Lasso season 2, Jamie Tartt is on a journey of self discovery

Ahead of Ted Lasso season 2's release, TechRadar spoke to actor Phil Dunster about Jamie Tartt's stalled soccer career and his AFC Richmond future. Read more ...

Joseph Mercola, a Notorious Spreader of Coronavirus Disinformation, Gets FDA...

Joseph Mercola, a Notorious Spreader of Coronavirus Disinformation, Gets FDA Warning

Joseph Mercola is one of the 12 influencers responsible for more than half of the COVID-19 disinformation spreading online. Read more ...

Blizzard employees publicly criticise corporate response to abuse allegations

Blizzard employees publicly criticise corporate response to abuse allegations

Several Activision Blizzard employees have criticised the company on social media for its response to allegations of harassment and discrimination. Earlier this week, the State... Read more ...

GM, Cruise suing to stop Ford from using the name ‘BlueCruise'

GM, Cruise suing to stop Ford from using the name ‘BlueCruise'

GM is suing Ford over the BlueCruise name for its hands-free driving system | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge General Motors has filed a lawsuit to try to prevent Ford... Read more ...

Nobody likes dealing with phone calls, so here's how to block them all

Nobody likes dealing with phone calls, so here's how to block them all

The best Android phones can do just about anything these days - did you know they can even make phone calls, but you probably want to learn how to block incoming calls, right?... Read more ...