The bad news is this country is fucked. The good news is all the stereotypes you hang your whole sense of humour on are pretty much true.
Here's how to stand up for the next Aaron Swartz.
Whatever Snowden's origins and affiliations, he was not coming to his audience as a peer. He was coming as a prophet, and the gospel was liberty and anonymity and privacy and security.
You remember Vulfpeck, right? That'd be the Los Angeles funk band made internet-famous for releasing a record on Spotify consisting entirely of silence, accompanied by the instruction that it was to be listened to while sleeping: put the thing on repeat a…
While IDF planes drop bombs on Gaza and Hamas fires rockets from inside its borders, both groups are also tweeting, sharing, and promoting the war every step of the way.
Photographer Casey Brooks conceptualized a story using the ephemeral characters in GTA. The project is a multi-layered and thought-provoking photo essay called 'You Only Live Forever.'
One of the most interesting byproducts of SpaceX's success is the wealth of opportunities left in its wake.
Spanish artist Mario M. Santamaría scours Google's Art Project for glimpses of the hardware behind the service.
A guide to the ineffable delights of science fiction by women, for women.
It has happened many times before and now it's happening again, sadly.
Mimicking hallucinogenic experiences with virtual reality technology like Oculus Rift.
What happens when you're mildly attached to a dozen digital devices you've randomly accumulated over the years?
If you have posted a picture of your cat online, data analyst and artist Owen Mundy—and now, the rest of the world—knows where it lives. By that logic, he knows where you live, too.
Robo-ethicists have proposed using child sex robots to research and treat pedophilia. That's basically like saying that child molestation is fine, as long as you don't use real kids.
As the demand for cognitive enhancements expands, nootropics have grown from biohacking circles into the massive supplements market.
A friend of mine recently told me there was a cell phone game that I needed to try. Not just any game, but an addiction taking America by storm—and set to make $200 million this year.
What's more absurd than an app that says "Yo" to your friends at the push of a button? Now, there's ON?. And no, that's not a typo, ON? is the app that brings to the fore the simplest and most frequently asked question of all: "Is my phone on?"
Police destroyed 100,000 boxes of matches in the county of Yarkant. Some 20,220 matchboxes were set aflame in Fukang "to prevent terrorists and extremists producing explosives using explosive items."
Millions of dollars in lobbying funds from tech companies have been spent holding on to an important legal weapon. The consequence can be life-ruining penalties for tiny violations.
One bowl of shisha equals about 10 to 40 cigarettes, scientists claim.
Wiretaps hit an all-time high in 2013, and the vast majority were for drugs. That may not sound shocking until you consider all the worthy cases where wiretapping wasn't used.
On Monday, a Japanese conceptual artist who distributed data allowing others to make life-size renderings of her vagina using 3-D printers was arrested for violating Japan's obscenity laws.
It's a page that allows you to post a photo of yourself and get immediate honest feedback from more than 40,000 faceless strangers.
Patent trolls—companies that snatch up patents solely to profit off other companies—are a drain on innovation and business. A patent troll-slaying club made up of tech corporations plans to deal with the problem themselves.