I spoke to one of the creators of FireChat, a smartphone app that allows users to connect to other smartphones without the use of WiFi or cellular networks.
When Patrick Priebes, a 31-year-old who lives in Wuppertal, Germany, lost his job, he decided to focus on his true passion: building and selling working laser guns.
Games and novelties aside, there are simply fewer and fewer areas of daily life that remain to be "disrupted" by utopian-minded Silicon Valley geeks. The golden age of the app may be coming to an end.
A press release for LUXY is a shining new milestone in the burgeoning pantheon of offensive apps and a fascinating testament to the increasing obliviousness of Silicon Valley.
The IEEE Computer Society released a report last week detailing its predictions for the state of computing technology in 2022. And no, the Singularity is not part of it—think nanobots and superstorage rather than downloaded personalities and posthuman art…
Because the only thing better than stopping to smell the roses is letting a machine do it for you.
Small companies offering customizable mods and flavored nic juices are running laps around big tobacco.
The last installment of the Half-Life series dropped in 2007. That's seven years of waiting for the promised, almost mythical, game from the developers at Valve.
At this point, all we have is a big, earnest promise from Ello's ostensibly idealistic founders that they won't pull any funny business.
When the system was announced, legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto said, "We are going to make lots of weird games from now on." And he wasn't lying.
I talked to former hacker and leading internet security blogger Nik Cubrilovic about the process of stealing celebrity nudes, and to hear him tell it, the hacking skills required are pretty remedial.
'Dead Man Zero' promises to leak your documents if you don't log in when you say you will. Whistleblowers take note.
Authorities can now disable IP addresses outside of Russia. Runet (Russia's internet) can operate on its own without Western web access, with the hope that it will be functional next year.
With our consumption of media being compressed into smaller and smaller bites, it was only a matter of time before Instagram unveiled this new app. But does this newest trend in capturing moments reveal something else about the way we experience what's ar…
Researchers are bringing new meaning to the word 'hotspot' by predicting the location of London crimes a month in advance.
In July 1994, Citibank officials notified the FBI of what was then a novel crime: Hundreds of thousands of dollars had simply disappeared from corporate bank accounts. By October of that year, the total had ballooned to $10 million. It was, according to t…
Jason Koebler at Motherboard met Matthew, a drone pilot who may soon be fighting ISIS. Matthew has been on the front lines for the last three years without traveling more than 20 minutes from the nearest Walmart.
Businesses have a stake in looking good online, but the right to complain on Yelp needs to be preserved.
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, part of Iceland's Pirate Party, is arguably the most wired politician the country has ever seen—and she wants to make Iceland the "Switzerland of bits."
As stated on their website they specialize in "the innovative and sustainable processing of particular organic waste and animal by-products." In other words, they recycle dead animals.
The sprawling but just OK Destiny proves that all the money in the world can't make people like you. Mid-tier games find themselves unfairly marginalized for having a few nuts and bolts loose despite, generally, being a lot of fun. So go on, embrac…
James Touchi-Peters, the former conductor of the Minnesota Philharmonic, started a social network for wealthy socialites. Membership costs $9,000, plus an annual fee of $3,000.
Even in the post-Snowden era, most so-called "transparency" reports remain annoyingly opaque.
Lord Martin Rees—Astronomer Royal and a professor of cosmology and astrophysics at the University of Cambridge—talks cyborgs, nuclear power, and the end of Darwinian natural selection.