Why I’m Breaking Up with the Apple Watch
“I am breaking up with my Apple Watch.” The New York Times’ chief fashion critic found that the much-hyped timepiece wasn’t very useful and led people to make assumptions about her personality.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
Tech Startups Woo Investors With Unconventional Financial Metrics — but Do Numbers Add Up?
Many tech startups are probably overvalued even based on their legitimate financial figures. So the tech bubble looks even bigger if valuations are based on “bookings” and other creative accounting measures.
—Brian Bergstein, executive editor
How China Is Building the Biggest Commercial-Military Empire in History
According to Quartz Washington correspondent Steve LeVine, it starts with a reimagined Silk Road that stretches over land and sea from North Sea ports in Germany to China’s coastal cities.
—Richard Martin, senior editor, energy
Black Hole Hunters
Researchers attempt to snap a pic of the “the hungry monster at the center of our galaxy.”
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
What Is Code?
An explication for the lay reader of what software code actually is and does.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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