Charles Hamm, founder of the National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art, believes that displaying your relatives' tattoos on your walls is no weirder than putting an urn of cremains on your mantle.
Drones and Stuxnet viruses have made war more remote and data-driven, but there's a bigger expectation than ever for IRL battlefield medical response.
It's a no-brainer that the military uses big data, but the scope is even greater than you may realize.
What is inevitable if killer robots make their way to the battlefields of the world is the creation of military necessity where none yet exists.
A look at the psychedelic picó-style sound systems of Barranquila.
Besides Ross Ulbricht, there were two crucial but lesser-known players involved in the dark net site. They coded large portions of the site and attempted to expand Silk Road from a single drug market into a cryptographic empire.
Zak Smith imagines a dystopian (and very graphic) look at the future of sex for Motherboard's weekly science fiction series, Terraform.
What the world's first talking artificially intelligent camera says about the surveillance age.
The artist, known for visualizing classified government programs and secret operations, took a literal deep dive into government surveillance for his latest project, which documents the seafloor fiber optic cables where the NSA mines personal data.
The case for climate reparations.
Your shit is obsolete and you should be ashamed of yourself.
Nest's four-hour outage shows companies and parents need to be more responsible about their connected childcare.
While intrauterine devices are now as popular as condoms with American teens, less than 3 percent of Australian women use them.
Cuba will soon get the internet—and everything that comes along with it.
Henry Bookbinding is home to an ancient art. Please rate him on Yelp.
The war on drugs isn't just fought with bullets. Recent announcements from Mexican authorities show that cartels are developing increasingly advanced networks of information technology.
This summer, Japan unveiled plans for a digital tourist-assistance system that mimics the concept omotenashi: anticipating guests' needs and exceeding their expectations to the point of it being eerily predictive.
Once a year, Alaska just hands its citizens hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars. Good deal?
This phenomenon, in which the brain recognizes objects in a field of visual noise, is called pareidolia.
If you can get past the AI bouncer, you're in.
This year, Alaska will give each of its residents over $2,000 in cash, no questions asked. Advocates of a basic income want to expand its model around the world.
Snooping through cellphones isn't free. Effective immediately, all Justice Department officials require a warrant. But there's a catch.
Colombia has spent millions of dollars to procure high-end surveillance technology that can intercept cellphone calls, capture text messages, and sort through personal information to create profiles of citizens.
It's easy to pooh-pooh current VR, but the inaugural class at what claims to be the first school in the world to be entirely dedicated to VR development training was transcendent.