What CES and Detroit Taught Us About The Future Of Cars
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Both CES and the Detroit Auto Show happen early in the year, and while they suggest an electric and autonomous future, there’s mileage left in gas.
YouTube's Latest Shake-Up Hits Up-and-Coming Creators the Hardest
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000
YouTube has taken new steps to limit who can profit from views—which may leave the next generation of creators in the lurch.
Why a $38 Billion Tax Payment Is a Good Deal for Apple
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000
Apple said it will pay an estimated $38 billion in tax to bring back to the US some of the $252 billion it has stashed overseas, following passage of the new tax law.
The GE9X Jet Engine Is About to Get a Blast of Ice (For Safety's Sake)
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000
When temperatures drop below -6 degrees F, engineers in Manitoba will bring the freeze to Boeing's new engine.
Nintendo Labo: Price, Details, Release Date
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:58:42 +0000
Labo is a set of cardboard, build-it-yourself accessories for Nintendo's super-popular Switch gaming console.
Startups Race to Create Cancer Screens from DNA
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:29:07 +0000
Entrepreneurs are selling VCs a vision of cheap, surgery-free cancer screening based on blood tests, even before symptoms appear.
A Popular Crime-Predicting Algorithms Performed Worse Than Mechanical Turks in One Study
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:16:28 +0000
When researchers put a popular criminal justice algorithm up against a bunch of Mechanical Turks, they came out about even.
Global Warming Predictions May Now Be a Lot Less Uncertain
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:00:00 +0000
Researchers claim they’ve reduced the uncertainty in a key metric of climate change by 60 percent. That could have implications for how humanity arrives at climate goals like it did in Paris.
Gadget Lab Podcast: How 'Shine Theory' Improves Diversity in Design
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000
A discussion about diversity in product design with Google's Lilian Rincon. Recorded live at CES 2018.
The Physics of the 69-Degree Intersection That Kills Cyclists in the UK
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Set up an intersection the wrong way, and an oncoming car can be completely blind to an approaching biker—with fatal consequences.
Nissan's Brain Wave Project Could Help You Drive by Reading Your Mind
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Just put on this goofy helmet, and the car could know what you'll do before you do it.
Ford Is Finally Getting Serious About Making Electric Cars
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000
Starting with an $11 billion investment and an SUV to rival Tesla's Model X, called the Mach 1.
NASA Just Proved It Can Navigate Space Using Pulsars. Where to Now?
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000
For years it's been the stuff of science fiction. Now NASA's shown that pulsar navigation works.
The Project Veritas Twitter Videos Show the Conservative Backlash Against Moderation
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:16:24 +0000
James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has targeted Twitter, after the social media giant took steps to curb abuse on its platform.
Now On Nintendo Switch, 'Furi' Embraces The Power of a Good Boss Fight
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000
The devious rhythmic combat game is a grueling meditation on what a boss fight is worth.
The Astrophysicist Who Wants to Help Solve Baltimore's Urban Blight
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Vacant buildings are more than just an economic threat. They're also a public safety concern. And it turns out they have their own sort of gravitational pull.
Ex-Uber Engineer Accused of Spying on Tesla, Stealing Trade Secrets
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000
A lawsuit from a former nanny brings new allegations against Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the heart of the Uber/Waymo dispute.
Job Alert: How Would You Like to Babysit Robots?
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000
For all their advances, robots still struggle with the human world. They get stuck. They get assaulted. But not to worry: Help is just a call center away.
Yondr Wants to Neutralize Your Phone—and Un-change the World
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000
The San Francisco startup helps restricts smartphone use in places where the people in charge don’t want it. But in allowing this, we may be compromising something about ourselves.
Meet Antifa's Secret Weapon Against Far-Right Extremists
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000
Megan Squire doesn’t consider herself to be antifa and pushes digital activism instead, passing along information to those who might put it to real-world use—who might weaponize it.
Why Cloudflare Let an Extremist Stronghold Burn
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000
The story of how an internet infrastructure company get locked into a free-speech dispute starts in the cubicles of SoMa and the brothels of Istanbul.
Free Speech, Tech Turmoil, and the New Censorship
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000
Special Issue: How technology is upending everything we thought we knew about public discourse.
Change My View: Why Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse Is on Reddit
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000
What’s astounding about Kal Turnbull's brainchild is that no single radioactive topic—not Trump, Brexit, sex, guns—has overrun the subreddit.
6 Tales of Censorship in the Golden Age of Free Speech
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000
Blocked by Trump, fired by Google, suspended by Facebook. The social internet gives everyone a voice, it also has countless ways of punishing us for speaking.
It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000
At a time when anyone can broadcast live or post their thoughts to a social network, we should be living in a utopia of public discourse. We're not.
Will Your Baby Like Cilantro? These Genetic Tests Say They Can Tell
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:01:59 +0000
A growing set of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies like BabyGlimpse are aimed at new, expecting, and aspiring parents. But beware their claims.
6 GoPro Tips For Skiing and Snowboarding Shots
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000
Get great results from your GoPro or other action cam as you capture your snowy heroics ... and your legendary bails.
Britain's Next Megaproject: A Coast-to-Coast Forest
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000
50 million new trees will repopulate one of the least wooded parts of the country—and offer a natural escape from several cities in the north.
Kylo's Shirtless Look Is a Problem for Star Wars Cosplayers
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000
High-waisted tights are much harder to find than you might think.
A Child Abuse Prediction Model Fails Poor Families
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Why Pittsburgh’s predictive analytics misdiagnoses child maltreatment and prescribes the wrong solutions