The Pentagon Hasn’t Fixed Basic Cybersecurity Blind Spots

The Pentagon Hasn’t Fixed Basic Cybersecurity Blind Spots

The United States federal government isn’t known for robust cybersecurity. Even the Department of Defense has its share of known vulnerabilities. Now a new report from the Government Accountability Office is highlighting systemic shortcomings in the Pentagon’s efforts to prioritize cybersecurity at every level and making seven recommendations for shoring up DoD’s digital defenses.The report…

The 14 Best Shows to Stream Right Now

The 14 Best Shows to Stream Right Now

These days, with some 90 percent of Americans currently self-isolating at home, streaming has become an essential service. But where does one turn when their go-to faves have been watched—and re-watched—into oblivion? Moreover, as the coronavirus pandemic continues, everyone is looking for shows to help them cope in these uncertain times. To that end, we…

Stephen Wolfram Invites You to Solve Physics

Stephen Wolfram Invites You to Solve Physics

The novel coronavirus has derailed everyday existence for all of us, forcing us to make difficult choices. But a few weeks ago, Stephen Wolfram’s dilemma was unique. What should you do, he wondered, if, right in the middle of a pandemic, you were ready to announce that you had made historical progress—at least as you…

VR Is Here to Help With Our New Reality

VR Is Here to Help With Our New Reality

Yesterday I took an hour-long break from answering emails and staring at boxed-in faces in video calls to follow an abandoned dirt road near Bears Ears, Utah, in a dusty pink twilight. At first hopelessly straight, the road soon twisted and banked through low hills and scrubbed out vegetation. The horizon, speckled with plateaus, sat…