The Download: Opting out of the crypto hype, and the gig workers resisting oppressive algorithms

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. It’s okay to opt out of…

Modern Medicine Fails People With Chronic Pain

I never knew what my back did for me until I broke it. Turns out, it did everything. It helped me stand, sit, and lie down. It helped me walk…

Flexibility is key when navigating the future of 6G

The differences between 5G and 6G are not just about what collection of bandwidths will make up 6G in the future and how users will connect to the network, but…

Take Action Against Climate Change With These Tools and Resources

Fortunately, there are some awesome resources and tools that can help you manage climate anxiety, increase your personal resilience, and take the guesswork out of meaningful climate action. There are…

What If Fans Could Gather and Sequence Athletes’ DNA?

It’s worth pointing out that the link between a person’s DNA and their athletic achievements is very hard to pin down. There’s very little evidence that you can predict specific…

These hackers just showed how easy it is to target critical infrastructure

“OPC UA is used everywhere in the industrial world as a connector between systems,” says Keuper. “It’s such a central component of typical industrial networks, and we can bypass authentication…

Hackers Are Getting Caught Exploiting Zero-Day Bugs More Than Ever

Previously unknown “zero-day”Software vulnerabilities are mysterious and intriguing as a concept. But they’re even more noteworthy when hackers are spotted actively exploiting the novel software flaws in the wild before…

Wealthy cybercriminals are using zero-day hacks more than ever

“Ransomware groups have been able to recruit new talent and to use the resources from their ransomware operations and from the insane amounts of revenue they’re pulling in in order…

Container ships are big greenhouse gas emitters. Can the industry decarbonize?

This story is part of Recode by Vox’s Tech Support series, which explores solutions for our warming world. Last year, the world’s largest container ship set sail. The gargantuan Ever…

8 Best Reusable Water Bottles (2022): Insulated and Non-Insulated

Not every bottle is great, but most are still pretty good. Of the nearly 20 bottles I tried, these are some that will hold your water just as well, but…