The Best Kindles to Take Your Library Anywhere

Amazon has four ebook readers. Here's how they stack up—and which may be right for you.

On Microphones, Music, and Our Long Year of Screen Time

Pianist Glenn Gould proved long ago that an existence heavily mediated by technology is not nonexistence.There is a music-tech controversy that rivals Bob Dylan's choice to plug in his guitar at...

The Delta Variant and Low Vaccine Rates Could Spell Trouble

Vaccines are effective against the variant, but experts worry about states where fewer people are inoculated.By many metrics, the US is doing relatively well against the pandemic coronavirus. National tallies...

Become a Prime Day Pro With These Tips and 10 Early Deals

Amazon’s big two-day sale event starts soon. Get prepped with our expert advice and the best discounts we’ve found so far.It's been six years since Amazon's first Prime Day shopping extravaganza,...

How to Pick the Right Roku for Your TV

The company has a dizzying array of streaming sticks, boxes, and soundbars to choose from, but don’t worry—these are the ones to buy.

Admit It: The Facebook Oversight Board Is Kind of Working

Facebook has agreed to follow some of the board’s nonbinding recommendations regarding the Donald Trump suspension. That’s progress. Judging from the press releases filling my inbox and the tweets lighting up my...

New Vaccine Incentives, Surplus Dose Shipments, and More News

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.New incentives boost vaccinations, the US starts sending out surplus doses, and the EU begins using Covid travel certificates. Here’s what you...

Love, Death & Robots Is Growing Up

Netflix recently released Season 2 of Love, Death & Robots, an anthology show that adapts short stories into animated films. Science fiction author Zach Chapman thinks the new season is a...

Our Favorite Hair Dryers and Diffusers

We tried blow dryers, brushes, and one that sucks your locks up like a vacuum. These are our favorite tools to dry your 'do.

One of Our Favorite Standing Desks Just Got Cheaper

Flexispot’s 55-inch adjustable desk has three height presets and is well made.Standing desks aren't the answer to the sitting epidemic—you should get moving instead—but they're a good way to stretch...

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