When they were invented, the vessels promised to revolutionize travel and industry. But they soon settled into life as an entertaining diversion. An Object Lesson.
An environmental philosopher reflects on his experience enduring Hurricane Harvey, and what it teaches cities and their citizens about living with global warming.
Machine learning might speed up screening, but it also risks missing nuances a human clinician could catch.
This is “not a romance” but “a digital-age cautionary tale about privacy, identity, ethics and consent.”
As platforms like Facebook and Instagram crack down on explicit content, Twitter has allowed nudity to thrive.
More meme accounts are going private. Their owners say it’s a new way to gain followers on a crowded platform.
The sport is finally embracing video-replay technology—but that doesn’t mean it’s going to change.
Restraining orders have evolved to prohibit digital communication, but what happens when they fail?
To pose as kids, British cops are learning how to talk like them online.
A new law in Georgia discourages drivers from even touching a screen. Whether or not it improves safety, it could help break people’s phone habits.
#PlaneBae is just the most recent example of an obnoxious trend.
Today’s most powerful companies are enemies of free expression.
Is the banner’s patriotism undermined when it’s manufactured abroad? An Object Lesson.
“Local Twitter” is a booming network of basic, young suburbanites across the country.
Scientists are already using it to study octopuses, electric fish, surgical robots, and racehorses.
On the fear that too much processing power will make us cease to be human
Coding schools are offering free classes in exchange for a percentage of future income. But at what cost?
One way to ward off bad actors could be more information sharing between social-media platforms, researchers, and governments.
… and a reminder that your photo is probably stored in a government database.
Two 21-year-olds believe they have a way to bring consumers of unreliable news closer to objectivity.
The Red Planet is a freezing, faraway, uninhabitable desert. But protecting the human species from the end of life on Earth could save trillions of lives.
The site’s head claims that the policy of not collecting personal information allows people to be “more true to themselves.”