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So Wait, How Encrypted Are Zoom Meetings Really ?

The service's mixed messages have frustrated cryptographers, as the US government and other sensitive organizations increasingly depend on it.

How We Ended Up Short on Medical Equipment

This week, we discuss the nationwide shortage of ventilators and protective equipment, and how we’re going to deal with it amid the coronavirus pandemic.

For Open-Source Ventilators, Making Them Is the Easy Part

Plus: The DIY movement, the Long Tail theory of the internet, and wild animals in the streets.

The Right Gear for Your Home Tool Kit : Hammers, Screwdrivers, and More

Here's all the gear you need to handle any DIY job, from basic repairs to more ambitious home improvement projects.

Delivery Apps Offer Restaurants a Lifeline—at a Cost

Social distancing rules have reduced many eateries to delivery and take out. But apps like Uber Eats exact a 25 percent toll on their shrinking revenue.

New Yorkers, Once Again at Ground Zero, in Their Own Words

This week in our living oral history, the city’s residents—from the great to the humble—try to come to grips with a metropolis under assault by a virus.

How to Refuel a Nuclear Power Plant During a Pandemic

To swap out the spent uranium rods, hundreds of technicians from around the country must work in close quarters for weeks. That’s a challenge during a (...)

The 'Resident Evil 3' Remake Seems Doomed to Fail

The latest reboot is trying to be a missing link, but it ends up being too much.

The (Political) Science Behind Trump's Coronavirus Approval Ratings

The president is presiding over a public health nightmare and a mounting economic crisis. So why are voters warming up to him?

Covid-19 Is Killing More Men Than Women—Here Are Some Theories

Scientists can’t say for certain why the current pandemic is discriminating by sex, but it likely comes down to biology, lifestyle, and behavior.

How a Real Dog Taught a Robot Dog to Walk

Instead of coding a mechanical quadruped's movements line by line, Google researchers fed it videos of real-life pups. Now it can even chase its tail.

The Best 'Work From Home' Gear : Our Home Office Tech Guide

Do you need a monitor, desk, webcam, laptop, microphone, or pair of headphones? Here's our ultimate laundry list of recommended gear to improve your new home (...)


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