And four other intriguing things: a landmine app, Windows XP's default beauty, 18th-century string instruments, and the ethics of automation.
"What an abuse of precious Time; what a Profanation!"
The ability to outsource all kinds of business processes is creating massive, vertical company towns in the suburbs.
And four other intriguing things: a conveyor belt city, immortality, a crazy keyboard, and the distinct subgenre of e-literature.
Replying is dying, retweeting is up, North America isn't dominant anymore, but English is, and more lessons from 37 billion tweets.
And four other intriguing things: a double-hand transplant, a frozen food taster, transportation porn, and the Pritzker Prize.
And four other intriguing things: scandal, the inflexibility of databases, black aviators, and the new face of virtual reality.
If the system failed, it did so only in the outsize dreams of Big Data acolytes.
And four other intriguing things: marathons in your 90s, a designer heartbeat, ancient tombs, and Eno's cybernetics.
Companies are desperate for off-screen, non-advertising revenue—wherever they might come from.
And four other intriguing things: a $500 million YouTube video maker, Birdcast, religious synesthesia, and the networks of Junot Díaz.
A lesson about the social web
And four other intriguing things: DNA facial reconstruction, virtual airlines, west African vinyl, and the practice of naming.
If all you do is look at the numbers, you might miss how one player's tiny play away from the ball helped create the key moment in the tournament's biggest upset.
Porn is everywhere, thanks to the Internet's effective distribution, and finally scholars have a venue for considering the phenomenon seriously.
And four other intriguing things: TimeHop for SnapChat, tooled-up dolphins, inflationary theory in context, and when a mountweazel springs to life.
I'm here to watch humans test the species' athletic limits, not brute force my way to a marginally better bracket.
When athletic achievements are translated into statistics, can they be translated back to human triumphs again?
And four other intriguing things: the aesthetics of mobile music, the spreadsheets of murder, resurrection biology, and the evil sound of mor.
What Yelp's new headquarters, the recently renovated landmark 140 New Montgomery, could teach the city's tech scene