• Here Is What the Urban Dictionary Looks Like on Google Images

    Earlier this year London-based artist Ben West designed a Google Images dictionary titled, simply, "Google." The idea behind the 1,200-plus-page book was simple: Design some software to select and save the first Google Images result for every single word in the Oxford English Dic…

  • Transform Your Facebook Profile into a 3D Printed Sculpture

    In the age of “Big Data,” data visualizations are all over the place, giving insight into the election, the economy, pop culture, and even who we are as people. The Creators Project, however, wanted to use data in a different, more creative, and slightly more playful way.

  • EVE Online, Offline: A Chat with the Geeks Living Inside an Interstellar Virtual War

    EVE is a massively popular multiplayer online game. Last year, we rolled out to the EVE Fanfest at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center in Reykjavik, Iceland, to find out what happens when legions of EVE players party together in real life.

  • Some Scary Shit

    Here are 150 things that spook the world's smartest people.

  • Motherboard

    The Space Composer

    As we started planning the second season of our 'Spaced Out' series, we wanted to feature non-scientists thinking about the future of space. Enter composer Robert Alexander, who is helping NASA make new discoveries by turning raw data into music through a process called Data Soni…

  • I Hate That I Love 'Far Cry 3'

    This is a game I had every intention of never playing. If you had told me any of its premise ahead of time, I would have gotten on my indie high horse and sneered safely in the arms of my anti-Ebertian, post-gamer ideals. And yet it moves.

  • The Upside to a Giant Gadget Orgy

    To view a trade show like CES solely through the risk-free booths of the big boys ignores the opportunity present to check out what's cooking on the fringes.

  • Developing 35mm Film That's Gone Unused for Years Is Trippy as Fuck

    It just may come out looking like the Universe.

  • Good Morning, Sinners... with Warren Ellis

    I Can Fix Gun Control in America with Drones

    I propose the banning in America of all firearms except those attached to a drone. I'm not infringing the American right to bear arms. I am qualifying it. Because the only thing that stops a bad guy with a drone is a good guy with a drone.

  • Aaron Swartz's Tragic Battle with Copyright

    Aaron H. Swartz, one of our most vigorous champions of open access and copyright reform, committed suicide in New York City on Friday at the age of 26. He was a pioneer and a renegade, part of the team that built Reddit as well as the widely-used RSS protocol.

  • Why So Many Booth Babes, CES 2013?

    Sure, booth babes are a gimicky grab for attention. But the gimick only works if the audience is male. And the presence of such a gendered gimick only serves to reinforce the idea that the tech world is largely by men and for men.

  • Stephen Hawking Is Taking on the Robot Apocalypse

    Barring the arrival of a certain laconic Austrian killing machine, he just might be our best bet.

  • E-Cigars Are Real

    More than anything at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the e-cigar shows the future is truly here, and it's wonderful.

  • Pro Juice

    For all the finger-wagging against performance-enhancing drug use, a counter-argument is emerging. Steroids and PEDs, it says, should be legalized. Or at least de-stigmatized. Secretive, even cautious at first, the pro-juice argument is growing in confidence, and in prominence.