Technology

A Very Technical—and Emotional—Journey to Mars

Wired - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 06:00
The Perseverance rover is positively packed with tech. We talk about the cameras, mics, and sensors bringing the sights and sounds of Mars back to us.
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Coding Blackness: A History of Black Video Game Characters

Wired - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 06:00
From nameless grayscale sprites in the ’70s to Spider-Man's Miles Morales now, Black characters in games have come far. But is it enough?
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This Is What It's Like to Live Without Smell

Wired - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 06:00
Losing any sense can be devastating, even if you never appreciated it before it was gone.
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What Kind of Plane Am I Flying On?

NYT Tech - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:18
After engine debris from a Boeing 777-200 rained down on a Denver suburb, some fliers may want to know more about plane safety and maintenance. Here are some answers.

F.C.C. Broadband Plan Includes $50 Monthly Subsidy for Millions

NYT Tech - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:10
A proposal released by the acting chairwoman of the commission is an attempt to close the digital divide.

Billie Eilish and the Future of the Pop Star Documentary

Wired - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:00
The Grammy-winner’s Apple TV+ film The World’s a Little Blurry is radical in its transparency.
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I Found My Niche on TikTok—You Can Too

Wired - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:00
You have one minute to make a statement, but trust me, it's enough time to do something amazing.
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Could Fruit Flies Help Match Patients With Cancer Treatments?

Wired - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:00
A British company is seeding genetically modified flies with human tumors, giving patients their own personal drug trials.
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Away From Silicon Valley, the Military Is the Ideal Customer

NYT Tech - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 03:00
While much has been made of tech’s unwillingness to work with the Pentagon, start-ups are still plumbing the industry’s decades-long ties to the military.

A Critic of Technology Turns Her Gaze Inward

NYT Tech - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 03:00
Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus — herself — in her memoir, “The Empathy Diaries.”

F.C.C. Approves a $50 Monthly High-Speed Internet Subsidy

NYT Tech - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:19
The money, aimed at low-income households, is part of an effort to bridge the access gap to broadband connectivity amid the pandemic.