This Week’s Cartoons: Virtual Meetings, Zoom Sports, and Monarchy Metrics

Friday, May 15, 2020. By Lars Kenseth, with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube have moved to hide or obscure measures of popularity, in the name of less toxic dialog. Users give a thumbs-down.

Thursday, May 14, 2020. By Natalie Dupille, with Four years ago, Paolo Pirjanian set out to “reinvent” companion robots. Now he’s ready for the world to meet his creation.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020. By David Ostow, with When sports seasons around the world were suspended due to the pandemic, the billion-dollar betting industry set its sights on videogames.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020. By Drew Dernavich, with Caddis fly larvae typically construct protective cases out of sand grains and silk. Now they’re also building shelters out of microplastic.

Monday, May 11, 2020. By Shannon Wheeler, with Zoom is the new office. Follow these tips to become a videoconferencing power user.

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