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Contact tracing in America is failing due to conspiracy theories

An analysis shows Americans are reluctant thanks to a toxic mix of fake government microchip conspiracy theories, and real government ineptitude.


High-res images reveal Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G from literally all angles

From the looks of it, Samsung's fixed everything that was wrong with the first Galaxy Fold.


The U.K. might reverse its Huawei 5G ban if Trump loses the election

The decision to ban all Huawei 5G equipment in the U.K. was reportedly based on geopolitical pressure from the U.S.


This $250 '5G protection device' is just an LED light with a switch

The seller claims the device will protect you from mobile radiation. Inside, all you'll find is a 9V battery powering an LED light.

Snake Oil

5G: 4 reasons why it's about more than just high speed

The next generation of cellular connectivity is almost here.


The week in technology, in photos

The biggest, strangest, most interesting moments of the week as seen by photographers around the world.


Trump wants to help Cisco buy Nokia or Ericsson to ruin Huawei's 5G plans

The administration is considering tax breaks and other incentives to make it easier for U.S. companies to compete with Huawei.


Betty star Rachelle Vinberg’s quarantine diary / Fran Drescher’s 5G conspiracy theories

On this episode, we go Hollywood with stories about two very different actresses.


Toyota created a robot helper that hangs from your ceiling like GLaDOS

The robot can complete tasks like loading your dishwasher without being too obtrusive.


In Acronym’s sci-fi vision of fashion, the real cyberpunk is you

Designer Errolson Hugh talks about his brand's approach to creating functional, futuristic gear.

Going Technical

The hottest phone of 2020 is the BlackBerry Classic

It was made in 2014, doesn't have many working apps, and it totally rules.

The Contrarian

SpaceX’s Starlink internet is helping Washington emergency responders

The satellite internet is faster to set up and use than the farther-flung satellite networks.


Twitter is down and the world is finally quiet

Something went wrong. Or maybe it went right.


Researchers trained AI to quickly determine disaster-related damage

All the useful first responder tool needs is an aerial image.


Google's Nest Audio shows we've hit peak smart speaker

Like Amazon's new Echo devices, Google's latest speaker is a forgettable, incremental, update devoid of must-have features.


Google's Pixel 5 and 4a 5G have one killer camera feature the iPhone doesn't

The best reason to buy a Pixel phone is the camera (again).


Nobody needs an Apple TV anymore now that Chromecast has a remote

The new Chromecast with Google TV interface is one of the best ways to watch TV shows, movies, and live TV for $50.


Polestar's sleek Precept electric car is soon to be a reality

Once just a concept car from the Volvo sub-brand, Polestar has decided to put the Precept into production.


Palantir and the LAPD know what your scars and tattoos look like

The LAPD’s decades-long slide into surveillance oriented policing is at a fever pitch.

Police Surveillance