Modernizing Meat Production Will Help Us Avoid Pandemics

Modernizing Meat Production Will Help Us Avoid Pandemics

The world is transfixed by the novel coronavirus outbreak spreading around the globe. It is becoming clear that increasingly draconian lockdown measures and travel restrictions are often too little, too late. Public health officials are pointing out that, at this point, containment is akin to shutting the barn door after the horses have left.However, in…

Gadget Lab Podcast: Socially Distanced

Gadget Lab Podcast: Socially Distanced

As COVID-19 sweeps across the world, it has prompted thousands of people to isolate themselves to avoid spreading the virus. This week on Gadget Lab, we look at what happens when schools and universities close, conferences get canceled, and employees are told to work from home en masse. Then, we talk with WIRED digital director…

New MacBook Air Possible as Early as Next Week

New MacBook Air Possible as Early as Next Week

Last March, MacRumors received an anonymous tip claiming that Apple would announce new iPad, iMac, and iPod models with three consecutive days of press releases the following week, and that information proved to be two-thirds accurate with new iPad Air and iPad mini models announced on Monday, March 18 and an iMac refresh on Tuesday,…

The Invisible Lives of Hand Dryers

The Invisible Lives of Hand Dryers

Consider the humble electric hand dryer. First introduced in the 1920s, the contraption was advertised as a cheaper, more sanitary alternative to towels. Today, hand dryers are an $800 million industry and have become ubiquitous fixtures in restrooms around the world despite lingering controversy over whether they’re as hygienic as paper towels—a dispute given new…