Svelte, created by a graphics editor for the New York Times, has attracted a following among programmers who want their pages to load faster.
Isolated couples are purchasing toys by the bucketload, and activity on dating apps is way up. But more babies might not be on the way.
In the far-western reaches of China, the Communist party has long tried to eliminate markers of the Muslim ethnic minority group's identity.
The CBS All Access show 'Picard' is a reminder of the flawed perfection of the Star Trek character.
Plus: An evacuated aircraft carrier, Iranian hackers, and more of the week's top security news.
With rallies and canvassing on ice, 2020 election campaigns are rapidly turning to peer-to-peer texting, which isn't the panacea it appears to be.
With sports seasons suspended, the billion-dollar betting industry has set its sights on digital arenas.
Based on a compound discovered in 1998, the antiviral Favipiravir is already being used in Japan and Turkey. Its maker? A subsidiary of Fujifilm.
They've been patched, but the Safari vulnerabilities would have given an alarming amount of access.
The game's release is being postponed due to logistical concerns caused by the spread of the coronavirus.
US Food and Drug Administration officials approved nationwide tests of two treatments, both derived from the blood of people who have survived the disease.
The service's mixed messages have frustrated cryptographers, as the US government and other sensitive organizations increasingly depend on it.
More than 4,000 Google Play apps let developers and advertisers collect a list of the user's other installed apps, no permission needed.
Plus: The DIY movement, the Long Tail theory of the internet, and wild animals in the streets.
A Silicon Valley executive returns home to the rural South to see for himself the ways in which AI is affecting the local economy.
The latest reboot is trying to be a missing link, but it ends up being too much.
What happens when the only device that can make you stop crying is exactly the device that is making you cry?
Social distancing rules have reduced many eateries to delivery and take out. But apps like Uber Eats exact a 25 percent toll on their shrinking revenue.
Keep washing those hands.
It is a contagion, this need to wear a mask, not unlike the contagion the mask is meant to repel.
This week in our living oral history, the citys residentsfrom the great to the humbletry to come to grips with a metropolis under assault by a virus.
Instead of coding a mechanical quadruped's movements line by line, Google researchers fed it videos of real-life pups. Now it can even chase its tail.
The US is short of ventilators to help Covid-19 patients breathe. Ford, GM, and satellite-launch company Virgin Orbit are trying to fill the gap.
Are you being a good citizen and staying at home? Good. Here are some comics to pass the time.
Initially criticized for covering up and failing to control the virus, China is rebranding its response as a symbol of leadership and strength.
Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling has some new treats for Potterheads stuck quarantining at home.
Consumer advocates fear that the deal will lead to reduced competition and higher prices. But regulators and a federal judge let it proceed.
Mohammad Mosaed, a reporter who criticized the Iranian government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, has been arrested and banned from social media.
Governors of a half-dozen states worry about the economic fallout of forcing businesses to close and say there's no clear guidance from Washington.
The latest stimulus package includes $500 million for tracking and data collection, worrying some government watchdogs.
A reported ban on sales to Huawei of chips made with American equipment might intensify China's drive to develop its own chip industry.
The social media giant gave $100 million to help local news during the pandemic, but still makes you hunt for trusted sources.
It alerts staff when a patients condition changes, allowing people to be sent home and monitored remotely. Two hospital systems will begin testing it this week.
US companies have shifted production overseas, especially to China. We got cheaper products. But now we can't make vital health care supplies.
Typefaces that be freely used and modified give others a chance to hone their craftand share valuable feedback.
Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers warns that trying to restart the US economy too soon would put countless lives in danger and risk far more economic damage.
Amazon has emerged as an essential service during the coronavirus pandemic. Warehouse and delivery workers say theyre risking their health to provide it.
The team developed its own software to coordinate volunteers and synthesize voter data. Now, its posting the code to GitHub.
Plus: Revisiting the birth of Alphabets Loon, a defense of colorful language, and a faulty warning in Hawaii.
Laid-off workers struggle to file claims for unemployment benefits; economists say the situation will likely get worse.
Meanwhile, Microsoft and Sony plan to throttle game downloads during peak usage hours to help prevent internet congestion during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The food service industry is facing pandemic-related layoffs and closings, but tech-savvy chef Eric Rivera is using online platforms to keep his business in the black.
Food producers, distributors, and warehouse operators say supplies are plentiful, so long as stores can be restocked.
On the online marketplace more often associated with handmade and vintage goods, sellers are pivoting to meet pandemic-related demands.
Smartphones could be a powerful weapon against the novel coronavirus. But tracking people's movements would offend many Americans' sense of privacy.
The spreading coronavirus has prompted public officials in several states and cities to order residents to stay inside, except for essential business.
Plus: Larry Pages predictions on regulation, Elon Musks brain chip, and an unthinkably bad day for Utah.
A box of 50 disposable face masks was the 148th best-selling book on Amazon.
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all announced this week that thousands of content moderators are being sent homeleaving more of our feeds in the hands of machines.
Google and Facebook are discussing plans with the White House to share collective data on people's movements during the coronavirus pandemic.