Reality Check, August 2020
August 4, 2020We've entered a new era where coronavirus testing, contact tracing, and surveillance have made many people feel like they are giving up privacy for security.
July 28, 2020For workers, returning to conference rooms, cubicles, and community kitchens post-COVID can seem too close for comfort.
July 21, 2020Have you heard of the G-MAFIA in the markets?
July 14, 2020Residential solar installations saw a record first quarter. But then the coronavirus pumped the brakes on customers seeking cheaper energy solutions like solar, with one company even giving it away for free.
July 7, 2020The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench into summer vacations. Fear of getting sick has scratched flying, cruising, and hotels off most people’s travel and adventure plans.
June 30, 2020America turns 244 years old this weekend. But like a lot of us who’ve turned a year older recently, Lady Liberty’s celebration will be more muted than in previous years.
June 23, 2020Most Americans watched The Jetsons on black-and-white TV sets. But William Hanna and Joseph Barbera’s most colorful ideas quickly sprung up all around us… and made a lot of people rich in the process.
June 16, 2020In The Villages, Florida, it’s retirees, not kids, driving the adoption of cutting-edge drone technology.
June 9, 2020If there is one big trend that defines 2020, it’s that the coronavirus has lit the fuse on trend acceleration.
June 2, 2020The race is on to find a vaccine for the coronavirus. Some of the world’s best companies and brightest scientific minds are working overtime to develop, test, and bring to market a safe and effective immunity to the virus.
May 26, 2020The “Quarantine 15” myth appears to be largely that—a myth.
May 19, 2020Our look at automation and robots in last week’s issue struck a chord of deep interest among Reality Check readers. We received a huge number of responses asking for more coverage of this area of tech.
May 12, 2020One of the silver linings in the coronavirus era is that we’re spending more time at home than we were just two months ago.
May 5, 2020Sitting down and eating together was once such an integral part of family life that there’s even a word for it… commensality.
April 28, 2020
As millions of people find themselves out of work right now, others are working overtime.