Matthew Kramer

The Boy With the Lego Hand

After wearing prosthetics all his life, 9-year-old Aidan Robinson has designed one that fits a Wii controller and screws on a Super Soaker.
All photos by Chris McPherson

Dudes With Drones

Meet the inventors, tinkerers, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the flying-robot revolution.
All photos by Greg Kahn

Why Kids Sext

An inquiry into one recent scandal reveals how kids think about sexting—and what parents and police should do about it.
All illustrations by Kristian Hammerstad

The Adultery Arms Race

Technology has made cheating on your spouse, or catching a cheater, easier than ever. How digital tools are aiding the unfaithful and the untrusting—and may be mending some broken marriages.

The View From the Valley

Are we in a tech bubble? Is Snowden a hero? And what’s the hottest status symbol? In The Atlantic’s first Silicon Valley Insiders Poll, a panel of 50 executives, innovators, and thinkers answer these questions and more.
Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

When Robots Write Songs

Bach, Coltrane, McCartney: New algorithms can produce original compositions in the style of the greats. But are those works actually art?