Parents can remotely track infants’ heart rate, their mood, and their every move—but should they?
Exploring the next frontiers in surveillance
Finding love in the postromantic, postmarital age
The psychogeography of Pokémon Go
What does Silicon Valley think of Peter Thiel? Why did people fall for Theranos? And what’s in store for Marissa Mayer? In our third annual Silicon Valley Insiders Poll, more than 50 tech executives, innovators, and thinkers weigh in.
Sorting the good from the bad, the creepy from the adorable
Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.
Cultural institutions learn to love selfies, tailor-made apps, and social media.
FirstNet was envisioned as a way for police and firefighters to communicate with one another in the wake of 9/11. But four years later, it’s still not up and running.
Get ready for home appliances that track your movements and know what you want before you do.
Scientists are working on nonaddictive opiates, pills that sober you up, and pot designed to produce certain moods.
How driverless vehicles could change meetings, manufacturing, safety, and more
Even sirens, airplanes, and leaf blowers may make less noise.
New technology that could stop scams before they happen
Micropigs? Dinosaur chickens? Tweeting dogs?
How we will find enough water for a warming planet
We’ve managed to create armies of flying robots. Can we control them?
Some of the country’s most interesting buildings are being created in the midwest.
Our panel of Silicon Valley inventors, executives, and self-styled gurus weigh in on the future of tech.
As government agencies and tech companies develop more and more intrusive means of watching and influencing people, how can we live free lives?
Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.
Lightsabers, TARDIS, teleportation, and more
A visit to Heyse’s Tank Driving Fun School in eastern Germany
You can walk, bike, or ride a bus across Tilikum Crossing in Portland—but you can’t drive.
The promises—and pitfalls—of the emerging technology