Latest from Jonathan Baran

All of your 3G devices will lose cellular service in 2022. Here's what you need to know.

In 2022, everything from your old phone to your alarm system could stop working as service providers begin to turn off 3G networks in the United States.
  • Sep 29, 2021

Here’s how to upcycle and recycle your old gadgets and smartphones

Tech reporter Chris Velazco shares tips on what to do with your old phones and gadgets for The Washington Post's Help Desk.
  • Sep 27, 2021

Your boss could be watching right now. How employers are using software to keep tabs on workers.

Businesses are turning to software that can track remote employees' productivity. But the tools can also record their keystrokes, screens and even audio.
  • Sep 24, 2021

Payment apps are a convenient way to pay for things. But they each come at a cost

To find the best payment apps to go cashless, tech reporter Tatum Hunter compares usability and major features for The Washington Post's Help Desk.
  • Sep 23, 2021

Federal judge says Apple must allow app makers to collect money from outside App Store

The ruling lets iOS app developers tell customers about alternative payment options that get around Apple's fees.
  • Sep 10, 2021

3D-printed rockets could represent another step forward for the commercial space industry

Relativity Space is building rockets using an autonomous, 3D manufacturing robot called "Stargate."
  • Sep 5, 2021

An army of veterans and volunteers organizes online to evacuate Afghans, from thousands of miles away

Thousands of veterans, active-duty military, former government officials and civil servants are working online to help Afghans flee Taliban retaliation, an effort many are calling "Digital Dunkirk."
  • Aug 26, 2021

Tesla Model S fire spread to another Tesla, consumed garage and damaged home, owner says

A fire inspection report cited the Tesla Model S’s thermal management system and a fault in the electrical system as two possible causes in the fire.
  • Aug 4, 2021

Arizona, central states hit with monsoon rain, hail and flooding

Strong monsoon storms brought heavy rain and flash flood warnings to Arizona, New Mexico and parts of the broader region in late July.
  • Jul 24, 2021

Autonomous weapons are fighting on battlefields from Armenia to Libya. War will never be the same.

The U.S., Russia and China say a ban on AI weapons is unnecessary. But growing number of activists and international allies are pushing for restrictions.
  • Jul 7, 2021