Technology

Hunger Games
Is our tech obsession making anorexia worse?
December 18, 2013

Smartphones make counting calories easier than ever—a scary development for people with eating disorders.

Bored to Death
To learn just how bored kids are in school, look at Twitter
December 16, 2013

Boredom at school is an epidemic. This map shows it—in real time.

Is This the Death of Apple?
December 06, 2013

Steve Jobs’s creation, long thought to be the smartest company in the world, is in danger of falling behind Google and Facebook in the race to be the internet platform of the future.

Netflix's War on Mass Culture
Binge-viewing was just the beginning. Netflix has a plan to rewire our entire culture
December 04, 2013

Binge viewing was just the beginning. What you need to know to understand life after the end of mass culture.

There's a $100 Million Bitcoin Heist Going Down Right Now
And you can watch in real time
December 03, 2013

Someone stole $100 million from bitcoin users, and now they're chasing the thief across the internet.

Amazon's Drones and the Problem of "Disrupting" Transportation
December 02, 2013

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, my mother told a story about my grandmother's college days. She went to school in Washington, D.C., but she sent her laundry back to her parents in Cleveland.

This Man Made a Gun with Stuff You Can Buy at the Airport
November 30, 2013

This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com. The worst thing about going through airport security and having, say, your sweet, sweet honey confiscated, is that you can probably buy a replacement from at least one of the shops in the area betwe

Viral video philosopher Jason Silva: "We're going to cure aging"
November 22, 2013

Meet the worlds greatest techno-optimist.

LinkedIn’s New Network for Teens Is a Wasted Opportunity
October 30, 2013

LinkedIn's play for college-bound teens mimics the worst of the college-admissions racket

If You Want to Talk Like a Silicon Valley CEO, Learn This Phrase
"Dude, they should have spent more time dogfooding that app!"
October 28, 2013

"Dude, they should have spent more time dogfooding that app!"

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