Contact tracing apps are coming whether we like it or not

Plus, I think everyone sucks at security and few things are as bad as app security. I know this can be done right. I understand the security, privacy and cultural constraints of how to make a contact tracing app successful while not trampling our human rights. But does anyone pushing us to the inevitability of…

Podcast: What the heck is a ‘Planetary Computer?’ Microsoft explains

Podcast: What the heck is a ‘Planetary Computer?’ Microsoft explains

What if we could track everything happening on Earth in real time? And — even better — what if all of that data was readily accessible? This week, Devindra chats with Lucas Joppa, Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Officer, about the company’s “Planetary Computer” concept, which aims to accomplish just that. Cherlynn also helps break down how…

Share your favorite memories of the original Game Boy

Share your favorite memories of the original Game Boy

In the ‘80s there were no Switches or smartphones to play portable video games on. For on-the-go gaming, you were mostly limited to things like Nintendo’s Game and Watch, or those cheesy Tiger Electronics handhelds. Then, in 1989, Nintendo released the Game Boy. That now iconic gray chassis with its green pixelated screen was packaged…