Time: Instacart Workers Plan Strike as Coronavirus Makes the Job Riskier

March 30, 2020 at 02:54AM (NEW YORK) — A possible strike by Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries. A group called the Gig Workers Collective is calling forContinue reading “Time: Instacart Workers Plan Strike as Coronavirus Makes the Job Riskier”

Time: Apple’s New Powerbeats Are OK, But Design Flaws Keep Them From Greatness

March 27, 2020 at 11:10PM While some people might decry the act of running while blaring tunes, claiming it distracts you from the objectively arduous task at hand (that is, flinging your body through space at speed for miles on end), I wholeheartedly disagree. Whether you’re jogging, lifting, skating, or just spending a lot moreContinue reading “Time: Apple’s New Powerbeats Are OK, But Design Flaws Keep Them From Greatness”

Time: How American Elections Got So Vulnerable—and What We All Can Do Now

March 27, 2020 at 03:31PM America’s democracy is at risk from more than Russian Twitter trolls. Our voting systems, the information technology that undergirds our elections, are dangerously outdated and vulnerable to attack. And for Finnish data security expert Harri Hursti, the best defense we have might be counting paper ballots. We don’t have toContinue reading “Time: How American Elections Got So Vulnerable—and What We All Can Do Now”

Time: We’re Online More Than Ever Right Now. Can the Internet Itself Keep Up?

March 27, 2020 at 01:59PM As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, forcing major cities and entire countries to enter a state of indefinite lockdown, many people are being encouraged or ordered to work or learn remotely, conducting meetings, conference calls and classes online in isolation. But is the Internet itself ready for theContinue reading “Time: We’re Online More Than Ever Right Now. Can the Internet Itself Keep Up?”

Time: I Finished Half-Life: Alyx in 12 Hours and Can’t Stop Thinking About It

March 23, 2020 at 08:53PM While exploring a worn-down warehouse, I look through a window and see a room full of zombies. Headcrabs — disgusting parasites that turn their hosts into monsters — twitch atop the heads of three former humans. No problem. I’ll just open the door, toss in a grenade, and mop upContinue reading “Time: I Finished Half-Life: Alyx in 12 Hours and Can’t Stop Thinking About It”

Time: COVID-19 Scams Are Everywhere Right Now. Here’s How to Protect Yourself

March 19, 2020 at 09:14PM As the world struggles to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, people are scrambling to find trustworthy information about the spread of the disease, how they can protect themselves, how they can get tested, and more. Unfortunately, the spammers and scammers of the world are using the situation to take advantage ofContinue reading “Time: COVID-19 Scams Are Everywhere Right Now. Here’s How to Protect Yourself”

Time: Doom Eternal Is the Best Doom Game Ever Made, Period

March 19, 2020 at 07:06PM I am become death, the Slayer, the Hell-walker. I am Doomguy — protagonist of the Doom franchise and killer of the hordes of Hell. I walk through the installation housing the BFG-10,000, a powerful weapon Earth is using to beat back Hell itself. The employees part before me, quivering inContinue reading “Time: Doom Eternal Is the Best Doom Game Ever Made, Period”

Time: The Tech That Could Be Our Best Hope for Fighting COVID-19—and Future Outbreaks

Battling a pandemic as serious as COVID-19 requires drastic responses, and political leaders and public-health officials have turned to some of the most radical strategies available. What began with a lockdown of one city in China quickly expanded to the quarantine of an entire province, and now entire countries including Italy. While social isolation andContinue reading “Time: The Tech That Could Be Our Best Hope for Fighting COVID-19—and Future Outbreaks”

Time: ‘Nobody Wants To Be Alone.’ Video Chat Is Having a Moment As Millions Are Isolated

March 18, 2020 at 02:08PM Minutes after French President Emmanuel Macron declared a 15-day lockdown throughout the country on Monday night, some of us living in Paris opted to engage in one of our favorite Springtime activities: we threw a drinks party. As at any party, some of us knew each other well, and othersContinue reading “Time: ‘Nobody Wants To Be Alone.’ Video Chat Is Having a Moment As Millions Are Isolated”

Time: Apple’s iPad Lineup Is Finally Getting Real, Official Trackpad and Mouse Support

March 18, 2020 at 01:10PM (Bloomberg) — Apple unveiled a new version of its iPad Pro that supports laptop-like trackpads as a new means of controlling the tablet, as well as upgraded cameras and microphones. The company has also released a new MacBook Air model, with faster performance, a new keyboard, twice the storage capacityContinue reading “Time: Apple’s iPad Lineup Is Finally Getting Real, Official Trackpad and Mouse Support”

Time: Facebook Acknowledges an Anti-Spam Bug Is Blocking Coronavirus News

March 18, 2020 at 02:22AM Facebook says a bug in its anti-spam system is blocking the publication of links to news stories about the coronavirus. Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of integrity, said on Twitter Tuesday that the company is working on fixing the problem. Users are complaining that links to news stories about schoolContinue reading “Time: Facebook Acknowledges an Anti-Spam Bug Is Blocking Coronavirus News”

Time: Here’s How to Keep Your Phone Clean — But Keep Washing Your Hands, Too

March 17, 2020 at 03:57PM With the spread of the novel coronavirus in the U.S., people are more concerned than ever with staying clean and germ-free. People know, too, that their smartphones and other devices can carry more than a few germs, making it important to clean those gadgets every now and again. But howContinue reading “Time: Here’s How to Keep Your Phone Clean — But Keep Washing Your Hands, Too”

Time: Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is the Game We All Need Right Now

March 17, 2020 at 02:46PM On my fourth day on my Animal Crossing: New Horizons island, I gorged myself on peaches for energy and destroyed all my island’s rocks in a quest to extract every bit of iron. I need 30 pieces to build a general store, but the material is hard to come by.Continue reading “Time: Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is the Game We All Need Right Now”

Time: How Social Media Is Shaping Our Fears of — And Response to — the Coronavirus

March 16, 2020 at 09:57PM As many school districts across the nation close to prevent the spread of COVID-19, social media groups and comments sections are becoming ground zero for intense arguments over whether such measures are warranted. “Classic overreaction,” wrote one Facebook user, remarking on a March 4 decision by Washington State’s Northshore SchoolContinue reading “Time: How Social Media Is Shaping Our Fears of — And Response to — the Coronavirus”

Time: ‘It Nearly Brings Me to Tears.’ 20 Years On, The Sims’ Diehard Fans Could Never Let Go

March 16, 2020 at 06:42PM For two decades this year, fans of The Sims have been designing houses, raising families, and living entire lives within the confines of the irresistibly charming virtual world. Over the course of those 20 years, four mainline games, and dozens of spinoffs, The Sims has charmed millions of fans, madeContinue reading “Time: ‘It Nearly Brings Me to Tears.’ 20 Years On, The Sims’ Diehard Fans Could Never Let Go”

Time: Key U.S. Health Agency Suffers Cyberattack During Coronavirus Response

March 16, 2020 at 01:11PM (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Health and Human Services Department suffered a cyberattack Sunday night during the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to three people familiar with the matter. The attack appears to have been intended to slow the agency’s systems down, but didn’t do so in any meaningfulContinue reading “Time: Key U.S. Health Agency Suffers Cyberattack During Coronavirus Response”

Time: Alibaba’s Jack Ma Sends Boxes of Coronavirus Test Kits and Masks to U.S.

March 16, 2020 at 11:40AM (Bloomberg) — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. co-founder Jack Ma has joined Twitter. In his first tweet, Ma posted photos of a China Eastern Airlines plane with boxes of coronavirus test kits and face masks slated to be shipped and donated to the U.S. from Shanghai. “All the best to ourContinue reading “Time: Alibaba’s Jack Ma Sends Boxes of Coronavirus Test Kits and Masks to U.S.”

Time: As Schools Close Amid Coronavirus Concerns, the Digital Divide Leaves Some Students Behind

March 15, 2020 at 01:00PM Spring break just began for Kyii Sells-Wheeler, but he’s already wondering how he’ll complete his school work when classes resume in a little more than a week. A sophomore at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Sells-Wheeler is one of thousands of students who have seen their colleges cancel in-personContinue reading “Time: As Schools Close Amid Coronavirus Concerns, the Digital Divide Leaves Some Students Behind”

Time: The Coronavirus Is Making Us See That It’s Hard to Make Remote Work Actually Work

March 13, 2020 at 11:00AM I am observing what may be the future of work in a San Francisco skyscraper, watching as a transparent, legless man in a T-shirt hovers above a leather couch. The man is Jacob Lowenstein, the head of business at Spatial, a software company that enables meetings via holograms, which areContinue reading “Time: The Coronavirus Is Making Us See That It’s Hard to Make Remote Work Actually Work”

Time: The Best Single-Player Video Games to Play Right Now

March 09, 2020 at 04:33PM Sure, multiplayer-heavy video games, like Fortnite and Call of Duty, tend to monopolize the buzz and attention. But the past few months and years have given us some truly incredible solo experiences, too, like Stardew Valley and Red Dead Redemption 2. If you’re getting bored of competitive online gaming, orContinue reading “Time: The Best Single-Player Video Games to Play Right Now”

Time: Review: The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Can’t Deliver On All the Hype

March 04, 2020 at 05:58PM So you want a smartphone that’s bigger, better, and faster than the pocket-stretching gadget you’ve already got? If you can bear turning every knob to 10, then skipping to 20 (and paying the price for it), you might enjoy Samsung’s latest mobile computing behemoth: the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, partContinue reading “Time: Review: The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Can’t Deliver On All the Hype”

Time: Why So Many Users Are Furious After Popular Online Stock-Trading App Robinhood Crashed This Week

March 03, 2020 at 03:40PM (Bloomberg) — Online brokerage platform Robinhood said it’s back up and running after an outage prevented customers from accessing their accounts during Monday’s stock surge. But the platform is still having issues receiving emails through its support system. Monday’s problem was caused by instability in the infrastructure that allows theContinue reading “Time: Why So Many Users Are Furious After Popular Online Stock-Trading App Robinhood Crashed This Week”

Time: ‘This Is Quite a Blow.’ The Coronavirus Is Wreaking Havoc on the Video Game Industry

March 02, 2020 at 09:02PM As many people around the world limit their time outdoors for fear of the coronavirus, one might think it’s a boon time for the video game industry, which can provide a form of entertainment that isolated people so desperately need. But in reality, the outbreak could not have come atContinue reading “Time: ‘This Is Quite a Blow.’ The Coronavirus Is Wreaking Havoc on the Video Game Industry”