Technology

In This Papua New Guinea Village, People Use Cell Phones to Call the Dead
June 17, 2014

When their calls don’t go through, they don’t blame shoddy service; they believe the spirits of the dead can interfere with their connections. 

Facebook Could Decide an Election Without Anyone Ever Finding Out
The scary future of digital gerrymandering—and how to prevent it
June 01, 2014

"Digital gerrymandering" represents a frightening future. Here's how to prevent it.

How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic
April 16, 2014

"The grim reality is that most patients’ asthma in this country is uncontrolled."

Why Do We Say That Our Phones and Computers 'Die'?
April 06, 2014

We treat technology as disposable, yet we ascribe human characteristics to our gadgets. 

Podcasts: The Last Refuge of the C-List Celebrity (and Bret Easton Ellis)
April 06, 2014

Ellis’s show, like many others, can feel like a hall of mirrors reflecting the chatty state of pop-culture today.

HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Is a Cynical Show with a Gooey Center
April 04, 2014

Mike Judge's films and shows are comedic versions of “love the sinner, hate the sin,” and “Silicon Valley” is no different. 

The Savvy Tech Innovator Who Invented "This===>"
22-year-old entrepreneur finds internet riches
March 31, 2014

Twenty-two-year-old inventor of "This===>" Finds Internet Riches

No, Barack Obama Isn't Handing Control of the Internet Over to China
The misguided freakout over ICANN
March 24, 2014

The misguided freakout over ICANN.

The Brutal Ageism of Tech
Years of experience, plenty of talent, completely obsolete

March 23, 2014

A behind-the-scenes report from the most ageist place in America: Silicon Valley.

The U.S. Is About To Relinquish Control of the Internet's Address Book. That's a Big Deal.
March 15, 2014

The last year has been ugly, but the U.S. has been a basically good steward of the Internet. What follows may not be so good.

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