Shared, electric motor scooters are racing to catch up with Bird, Lime, and other kick-scooter brands, as tech companies attempt to reinvent urban mobility. But can these vehicles ever find a place in America?
An environmental philosopher reflects on his experience enduring Hurricane Harvey, and what it teaches cities and their citizens about living with global warming.
Local nonprofits are having trouble attracting money from tech donors. The solution? Talk like a start-up.
The author of a new book, Antisocial Media, discusses whether the rise of Facebook was inevitable.
They are powerful but politically meaningless.
Four Stanford engineers started a club for students interested in using their skills for social good. But then came job-recruiting season.
“I lose sleep at night on this.”
Millions of publications—not to mention spy documents—can be read on microfilm machines. But people still see these devices as outmoded and unappealing. An Object Lesson.
For cryptocurrency scammers, imitation is the sincerest form of fraud.
The e-commerce giant has finally made self-publishing lucrative. But does its dominance come at a cost?
Mark Zuckerberg’s remarks about Holocaust denial once again showed Facebook’s optimism about human nature.
Facebook fails to comprehend the nature of Holocaust denial and other forms of bigotry—and so it's aiding their spread, instead of combatting them.
The European Commission’s record-breaking fines for Google foreshadow a larger regulatory invasion of the U.S. technology industry.
There’s a better use for the social platform’s new tool than spamming your friends.
The company’s website continually crashed during its much-touted Prime Day event, but sales were still higher than ever.
Why the founder of Girls Who Code stayed in a role she hated before leaving the private sector
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.
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.