Prophetic Images of an Empty World From Before the Pandemic

Prophetic Images of an Empty World From Before the Pandemic

Empty streets. Abandoned city squares. Silent airports. The images made by German-born photographer Mat Hennek instantly evoke the Covid-19 pandemic that has shut down most of the world. Actually, though, Hennek began working on his Silent Cities series in 2013. Steidl’s publication of a book of the images earlier this month is pure coincidence—the project…

Don’t Be Weird About Your Calendar Settings

Don’t Be Weird About Your Calendar Settings

One chilly afternoon in a simpler time, way back in January 2019, I learned there’d been a codename for the layoff discussions taking place at my office. I saw the meetings, dubbed after a tropical storm, on a colleague’s work calendar, which they had set to Public. Out of morbid curiosity, I checked their calendar…

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Cloud Dress Guide

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Cloud Dress Guide

Note: This post contains light spoilers for Chapter 9 of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. We recommend you play through the chapter first before reading this guide.In your mission to infiltrate the mansion of the reclusive Don Corneo during Chapter 9, Cloud must disguise himself in a dress. Like Tifa and Aerith, the look Cloud has…

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 Apple-Google Contact Tracing Plan Won’t Stop Covid Alone

The Apple-Google Contact Tracing Plan Won’t Stop Covid Alone

Apple and Google are offering a bold plan using signals from more than 3 billion smartphones to help stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus while protecting users’ privacy. But epidemiologists caution that—privacy concerns aside—the scheme will be of limited use in combating Covid-19 because of the technology’s constraints, inadequate testing for the disease, and…