The Download: AI Privacy Risks and Delivery Cleanup

This is today’s edition of The Download,our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s happening in the tech world. What does GPT-3 “know” about me? One of the…

China’s heat wave is wreaking havoc on electric vehicle drivers

China’s record heat wave that began in June has wiped out more than half of the hydropower generation capacity in Sichuan, a southwestern province that typically gets 81 percent of…

The most popular content on Facebook belongs in the trash

But in trying to do that, it demonstrates something else: the most popular content on Facebook is often terrible, recycled generic memes. It’s not necessarily surprising that reposting already popular…

Exposing the messy nature of reproductive labor

The milk in this exhibit is not real. After much experimentation, Liu ended up filling the pump with “magician’s milk,” a proprietary formula, purchased from a magic shop, that requires…

The Download: an “unhackable” phone, and Ring’s TV show

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Erik Prince wants to sell you…

The Download: electric planes, and trans men’s fertility

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. This is what’s keeping electric planes…

The Download: tech’s gender gap, and how Gen Z handles misinformation

This is today’s edition of The Download,our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Why can’t tech fix its gender problem?…

Why can’t tech fix its gender problem?

Not competing in this Olympics, but still contributing to the industry’s success, were the thousands of women who worked in the Valley’s microchip fabrication plants and other manufacturing facilities from…

Panasonic Lumix GH6 Review: Handheld Stability

Panasonic’s high-end mirrorless cameras have been the go-to for independent and documentary filmmaking for years. In 2017, Panasonic introduced the original GH5, the flagship model that took three years to…

This startup plans to create realistic human embryos

Now humans Renewal Bio’s precise technical plan remains under wraps, and the company’s website is just a calling card. “It’s very low on details for a reason. We don’t want…