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2021’s Spotify Wrapped Is a Haunting, Hilarious Time Capsule

There's a lot to be gleaned from people’s listening patterns in the past year.

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Hot Spot

Learn how to use tethering to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hub for other devices to connect to.

Please Don’t Say These Things to Someone Who Doesn’t Drink

The new year is here, and with it came a big night for drinking. The holidays typically come with a lot of them, from...

Why Buzz Lightyear’s Rocket Launch Looks Better Than Reality

We use video analysis to compare an animated liftoff to an actual one, proving that truth is more boring than fiction.

Meta’s Biggest Encryption Mistake Is What It Promised

The company’s decision to delay the rollout makes sense—because its initial plan never did.

Web3 Is Silicon Valley’s Rosy Vision of the Future

This week, we imagine a new version of the web that takes the power from the platforms and puts it back into the hands...

Meta’s Failed Giphy Deal Could End Big Tech’s Spending Spree

There was a time, not so long ago, when Meta’s big-money deal to acquire Giphy would have been waved through. No more.

Your Rooftop Garden Could Be a Solar-Powered Working Farm

A new scientific field proposes an idea that could help generate food and energy while reducing a building's cooling costs.

You cannot spell Slovenia without ‘love’

What comes to mind when thinking of the beautiful country of Slovenia? Its fresh air, clean water, amazing green landscapes, breathtaking views from the...

Google turns purple for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Over one billion people worldwide have some form of disability: that’s one in seven. Many of those disabilities are invisible, while others can affect...