Spring is a time of renewal—and obviously the best way to renew your fritzed brain is with new books about robots, hackers, and our fraught digital lives.


This April, Uber will introduce what it calls a “new omni-present advertising network that cuts through clutter with street-level engagement.” In other words, it plans to blast ads at passers-by with digital screens atop its drivers' cars. wired.trib.al/v3pqHtS

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Video conferencing is getting smarter, but humans are still humans. wired.trib.al/r7jR5pa

As nature’s microscopic zombies, viruses straddle the divide between living and dead. They're packed with DNA, but can’t reproduce without a host. These qualities could be adopted to produce batteries with improved energy density and sustainability. wired.trib.al/uYiOrJ7

5G connectivity. 8K video recording. A design that folds. These are some of the things you'll get in one of Samsung's newest phones—if you're willing to drop at least $1,000. wired.trib.al/VvkMsGj

Instagram officially bans the sale of human body parts, but collectors are not only using the platform to find new buyers and sellers but also to curate and market their wares in a visually compelling way. wired.trib.al/xq9a5ns

An investigation found that a driver did not have his hands on the steering wheel for six seconds before his Tesla Model X slammed into a highway divider. Monday, a federal safety board said Tesla hasn’t done enough to prevent drivers’ misuse of Autopilot wired.trib.al/XjCmwVM

"If my problem was that my phone made me feel uninvested, or incorrectly invested, in the world around me, maybe learning about the nature outside my door was the solution I needed." wired.trib.al/kBVgK93

Lamp maker Gantri makes attractive, high-design products as a way to shine a light on the potential of 3D printing as a quick and relatively inexpensive form of manufacturing. wired.trib.al/YmPurhd

Software that reads CT lung scans had primarily been used to detect cancer. Now, it's been retooled to look for signs of pneumonia caused by coronavirus.


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The World Health Organization has urged other nations to learn from China's handling of the Covid-19 epidemic. Now, public health officials in the US are contemplating whether or not they'll have to go to similar lengths—or if that's even possible. wired.trib.al/PlWfzJn

Currently 56% of malware threats against Gmail users come from Microsoft Office documents, and 2% come from PDFs. In the months that it's been active, the new scanner has increased its daily malicious Office document detection by 10%.

Social Science One is an effort to get the Holy Grail of data sets into the hands of private researchers. That Holy Grail is Facebook data. Yep, that same unthinkably massive trove that brought us Cambridge Analytica. wired.trib.al/pzPSK3q

The price of a box of 20 particulate respirators made by 3M and sold by independent merchants on Amazon has almost quadrupled from $17 to $70 since the end of January. wired.trib.al/bxaQARy

The debate over the pronunciation of “GIF” has started up again. And you know what, let’s have this cheesy, tedious debate forever. It's exactly what the internet needs right now.

So how do you pronounce "GIF"? Hard G or a soft G? wired.trib.al/5BbrIKt

A ‘solar sharing’ pilot project in Colorado is testing whether farmers can profit from growing vegetables and harvesting green energy on the same plot. wired.trib.al/foR00Jm

“Restricting the speech of idiot 14-year-old trolls while allowing the President to say the same thing isn't virtue ... It's cowardice.” wired.trib.al/quUdHdK

Opinion: "While few in Washington have internalized it, the coronavirus is the biggest story in the world and is soon going to smash into our electoral politics in unpredictable ways." wired.trib.al/lTSpwKz


מסטודון היא רשת חברתית חופשית, מבוססת תוכנה חופשית ("קוד פתוח"). כאלטרנטיבה בלתי ריכוזית לפלטפרומות המסחריות, מסטודון מאפשרת להמנע מהסיכונים הנלווים להפקדת התקשורת שלך בידי חברה יחידה. שמת את מבטחך בשרת אחד — לא משנה במי בחרת, תמיד אפשר לדבר עם כל שאר המשתמשים. לכל מי שרוצה יש את האפשרות להקים שרת מסטודון עצמאי, ולהשתתף ברשת החברתית באופן חלק.