Democracy Will Only Work If the Social Media Giants Grow Up

Last weekend, the president of the United States urged Americans to vote twice in the upcoming election. This brazen—and illegal—suggestion spread quickly across social media and once again underscored the unprecedented risks of this election season: the Covid-19...

On lying AIs – TechCrunch

A yellow-eyed cat tilts its eyes at the camera, gazing up from a grey bedspread. ‘London Trip’, is the AI’s title for this photo-montage ‘Memory’ plucked from the depths of my iPhone camera-roll. It’s selected a sad score of plinking piano and sweeping violin. The...

What’s Causing the Mass Bird Die-Off in the Southwest?

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Thousands of migrating birds have inexplicably died in the southwestern US, in what ornithologists have described as a national tragedy that is likely related to the climate...

19 Best Weekend Deals: Cameras, Apple Gear, and Games

There’s always a nice calm between the end of Labor Day sales and the deluge of holiday sales that will soon be upon us. It’s like we’re in the eye of a deals hurricane, waiting. Or maybe it feels that way because the remnants of an actual hurricane...