How Did Mary Queen of Scots Send Secret Messages?

How Did Mary Queen of Scots Send Secret Messages?

Mary Queen of Scots, the controversial 16th century royalty, met a rather (spoiler alert) grisly end. And it all had to do with a cracked code. But how did Mary actually send her secret messages—the ones that she ultimately lost her head over?Read more ...

Why Would You Spend $900 on a Luxurious Chromebook?

Why Would You Spend $900 on a Luxurious Chromebook?

Chromebooks should not cost $1,000. As much as I adore the Pixelbook from Google, I know I cannot reasonably ask anyone I care about to spend a minimum of $1,000 to own it. Which means it is also a struggle to consider Acer’s Chromebook Spin 13, which ...

The Ancient Origins of Automation

The Ancient Origins of Automation

The robots are coming for our jobs, artificial intelligence is ascendant, and invisible programs are taking over our lives. “Automation” is the word that comes up in each of those contexts and plenty more. It’s certainly one of the looming concepts of ...

Why 5G Hype Is Out of Control This Week

Why 5G Hype Is Out of Control This Week

This week, we’ve been assaulted with a barrage of 5G “news” and announcements, but without a real good reason for why things are happening now. Companies like Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and others have been out talking big about making 5G capable phones ...