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Deep Breaths

The Bizarre Dyson Zone Pollution Mask Doubles as Headphones

After 6 years and 500 prototypes, will Dyson’s radical clean-air blowing ANC headphones change the way people live or look like a joke?
Joy ride

Lotus' All-Electric Eletre SUV Has a Grill That 'Breathes'

This 600-horsepower, 373-mile EV boasts a light show worthy of Knight Rider's KITT and is the first production car with retractable lidar for self-driving.
Open Communication

Forcing WhatsApp and iMessage to Work Together Is Doomed to Fail

Europe’s Digital Markets Act requires interoperability between popular messaging apps. But experts warn encryption could be compromised.
Photography

4 Women Photographers on the Hardest Photo They Ever Took

In honor of Women's History Month, we talked about the stories behind these artists' most challenging images—from the personal to the political.

For Refugees in Detention Camps, Smartphones Are a Lifeline

Smartphones can plot travel routes, contact loved ones, and collect evidence of abuse. As one refugee put it, “this sim card is our life.”
Risky Business

Companies May Soon Have to Reveal a Hidden Risk: Carbon Emissions

Big businesses set splashy climate targets but don’t always reveal their data. The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to change that—to protect investors.
Fare Trade

New York Taxi Drivers Hated Uber. Now They’re Going to Help It

After almost a decade of animosity and lawsuits, cabbies might help Uber weather a labor shortage—and take a bite out of the competition.
Public Health

The Danger of Russia’s Lies About Bioweapons in Ukraine

Ukraine’s research labs are vital to global health. Disinformation aimed at their work puts everyone in danger.
Let Them Go

Stop Tracking Your Loved Ones

Tracking apps hijack your psyche. Here's how to regain control.
Okta Hack

New Lapsus$ Hack Documents Make Okta’s Response Look More Bizarre

Documents shed some light on how Okta and its subprocessor Sitel reacted to a breach, but they don’t explain the apparent lack of urgency.
Without A Trace

The Future of Digital Cash Is Not on the Blockchain

If you want the privacy of paper money, you need something that leaves no paper trail.
Audio Guide

The Best Podcasts for Your Smart, Bored Kid

These child-friendly stories will keep your little ones entertained and ease the stress of being stuck indoors.
Ideas

The Ghost of the Soviet Union Still Haunts the Internet

The empire collapsed 30 years ago, but its .su domain lives on—and is now attracting people who oppose an independent Ukraine. 
Mac Attack

The 20 Best Mac Apps to Make Everyday Life Easier

MacOS may be the apple of your eye, but some of its stock apps are a little rotten. Take a bite of these third-party apps instead.
All At Sea

The Supply Chain Crisis Is About to Get a Lot Worse

A seemingly endless supply chain crunch has fueled interest in tech that promises to track problems or predict where new ones might occur.
Public Health

The Pandemic Revolutionized Disease Surveillance. Now What?

Covid forced the world to develop some of the best epidemiological surveys ever done. Now they’re being cut back, even as the threat of the virus lingers.
Access Denied

TikTok’s Black Box Obscures Its Role in Russia’s War

Outside researchers can’t easily monitor how truth or lies circulate on the social media platform—raising concerns about its role in spreading misinformation.
Tall Order

A Bold Idea to Stall the Climate Crisis—by Building Better Trees

Changing the genetic makeup of trees could supercharge their ability to suck up carbon dioxide. But are forests of frankentrees really a good idea?
Movie History

Apple TV+ Just Won Best Picture. Everything Is Different Now

Hollywood has been waiting for years to see if a streaming service could nab the Oscars’ highest honor. This year, they got a historic answer.