5 applications that are better on the desktop than in your browser

Many of us use browser tabs to launch our most common applications: media players, instant messaging, office suites, and more. But while this often means we can take our favorite…

Cosmologists are approaching the logical laws of the Big Bang

The universe began generally smoothly, as expected, but the quantum movement of printed space with small droplets of extra matter. As the space expanded, these dense patches stretched, even as…

What is the winter solstice, after all?

In 2021, the winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere occurs December 21. Although not as dramatic as the 2020s conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, the longest night of the year…

Clasp for more Log4j Madness

It feels like the world has many Pandora’s boxes open at once at the moment. Last week another crisis arose by revealing a vulnerability in the widely used open source…

How to find a PlayStation 5: tips, retailers, availability alerts

Sony’s latest console is one year old, but both PlayStation 5 models have been sold out many times. Supply chain problems also contributed to a shortage of consoles, which left…

“Battlefield 2042” turns the climate crisis into a playground

This year, while The west coast burned, the east was met with torrential, record levels of rain. My neighborhood in western Massachusetts received the most rainfall we’ve had in years,…

Which iPhone 13 should you pick up? (And the best deals)

ready to upgrade to iPhone 13? Well, you have a choice four iPhone models. If you are trying to find the best deal, you do not know which model (and…

The mountainous west of the United States may soon face snowless winters

This story originally appeared on High Country News and is part of Climate desk cooperation. Beyond the Central Rockies, the year was unusually warm and dry. Denver broke the record…

Move over Amazon. Other retailers are catching up

Great food for home from this whole session is that retail apps – Amazon can’t stand it, of course – make shopping at any retailer easier than ever, and hassle-free,…

7 quick tests for Covid-19 at home and where to find them

For a lot from us the holiday season consists of spending time with loved ones under one roof. But during a pandemic, it also means an increased risk of infection…