Gears & Gadgets

Kindle Paperwhite 2018 review: A more premium e-reader at the right price

The new Kindle Paperwhite. Valentina Palladino It looks nearly identical to the previous Paperwhite model, but it’s marginally lighter now. Valentina Palladino The 2018 Paperwhite still charges via a USB 2.0 port (unfortunately no USB-C yet). Valentina Palladino It now has a waterproof design, a feature trickled-down from the Kindle Oasis. Valentina Palladino Even with […]


New copyright ruling protects right to repair gadgets and archive video games

Protections for electronics users of all kinds have been passed in an extensive ruling by the Library of Congress that covers technologies as diverse as consumer electronics, farm equipment, 3D printing, and online learning platforms. The ruling prescribes exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a particularly unpopular law among technology fans that was […]


20 things we could do right now to prevent the wave of natural disasters, poverty, and pollution to come

Thomson ReutersA woman wades through a submerged street at the UNESCO heritage ancient town of Hoi An after typhoon Damrey hit Vietnam in 2017. An initiative called Project Drawdown is bringing researchers together to figure out the best ways to cool down the planet and prevent more damaging floods, hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, and starvation. Chad […]