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Grindr fixes issue that let hackers easily hijack accounts

The popular LGBT+ hook-up app Grindr has fixed a glaring security flaw that allowed hackers to take over any account if they knew...

Xbox Series X first look: Fast, powerful and quiet

Dive deep into quick resume and faster load times in backward compatible games. The Xbox Series X is zippy. That’s the word that stands out in my mind as I bounce among...

Atari VCS backers should get their consoles ‘very soon’

More than two years and multiple delays after its original announcement, the Atari VCS is finally making its way to people who helped crowdfund the console. In an update over on...

The Apple Watch Is Having Its Very Own Quibi Moment

Earlier this year, medical device maker Masimo filed a complaint against Apple alleging that the tech giant had stolen information and trade secrets for sensor technologies that have become

The Roku Channel Launches as Free Streaming App for Everyone

Roku has announced the launch of a dedicated mobile app for The Roku Channel, the company’s longtime hub for free and streamable content that’ll be familiar to folks with Roku devices....

Roku’s New Brick-Sized Soundbar Is a Nifty 2-in-1 Streaming Box

Roku today unveiled two new products to its streaming line: a revamped Roku Ultra streaming box and a neat little soundbar that works overtime as a streaming device. And true to...

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Has the Drug-Based Approach to Mental Illness Failed?

One of the most impressive, disturbing works of science journalism I’ve encountered is Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, published in 2010. In the book, which I review here, award-winning...

50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: October 2020

  1970 Sweet Suburbia “Massive movement from central cities to their suburbs, a population boom in the West and Southwest, and a lower rate of population growth in the 1960's than in the 1950's are the findings that stand out in the preliminary results...

Here Are 10 of the Best Climate Change Podcasts Out Right Now

Podcasting seems to be everywhere these days, so of course, there’s no surprise that there are quite a few shows that deal with the big, important topic on everyone’s minds: climate change. Honestly, it’s kind of hard not to think about...