Category: Technology

The New Science of Wildfire Prediction

Back in 2018, a research ecologist for the US Fire Service found himself suddenly on the edges of the largest fire tornado ever observed, “a whirling vortex of flame 17,000 feet tall and rotating at 143 mph, with the destructive force of an EF-3 tornado, the kind that erases entire

The best smart thermostat of the year – CNET

Smart thermostats do more than manage your home’s heating and cooling. These app-enabled smart home devices make it possible to adjust your thermostat from your phone whether you’re on the couch, at the grocery store or on vacation — anywhere your phone or mobile device is connected to a Wi-Fi or

A Cut Cable Knocked Out Virginia’s Voter Registration Site

This week the New York Post published a story centered on information stolen from a laptop that purportedly belonged to Hunter Biden, and that has a high likelihood of being part a disinformation operation. Not great! But the way the rest of the media handled the situation was a marked

Treatment and Vaccine Trials are Halted, US Cases Rise, and More Coronavirus News

Treatment and vaccine trials are halted, the US forges ahead with its decentralized response, and new revelations about American society and institutions underscore the deadly toll of the virus. Here’s what you should know: Want to receive this weekly roundup and other coronavirus news? Sign up here! Headlines Once-promising treatments

Best espresso machine for 2020: Mr. Coffee, Cuisinart, Breville and more – CNET

It’s easy to fall hard for espresso. Properly pulled shots of this wonderful drink have powerful charms. Superconcentrated, rich yet balanced, espresso’s complex flavors may hook you like no other coffee style. Making it at home can be a tall order, though. Many coffee makers billed as domestic espresso machines are that

Cruise Will Soon Hit San Francisco With No Hands on the Wheel

Last week, Waymo, the self-driving-vehicle developer owned by Alphabet, expanded a first-of-its-kind service offering rides to paying passengers around Phoenix—with no one behind the wheel. Videos shared by Waymo and others show its minivans navigating wide, sunny streets with ease. Now rival Cruise, a General Motors subsidiary, has taken a

The 20 Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for $50 or Less—Day 2 (2020)

If you aren’t shopping Amazon Prime Day with a specific product in mind—maybe you’re looking for holiday gifts for the whole family—it can quickly get overwhelming and pricey. Thankfully, there are quite a few options under $50 to choose from. We’ve narrowed down some of the best we’ve seen from

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