• iPhone 5 Pain Olympics

    It feels like people deciding to destroy their iPhones despite people tsk-tsking at the wanton excess could at this point emulate a Second Amendment discussion.

  • MySpace Is Starting from Scratch, but Do We Want Our Old Profiles Back?

    I decided to summon up a World Wide Ouija Board and visit the ghost of my teenage self to see what I like about him and what I really don't.

  • Oh Hey, 'Assman85'

    Why isn't Congress stopping your scumbag boss from asking for all your passwords?

  • Researchers Just Revealed This Self-Aware Robot

    Everybody run.

  • Li'l Thinks

    Next Level

    Futurism isn’t what it used to be. In late-1950s and early-60s U. S. of A., the sensibility was entirely optimistic. The reasonable adults who had infested city-adjacent farmland, creating car-contingent lifestyle paradigms, wondered when they’d be flying airplanes to work: this…

  • Pakistan's Other Drones

    The country's new, unmanned extreme-sport cinema helicopters are a striking example of Pakistan bearing both the problems and promises of the coming droneworld.

  • Anti-Life Sciences

    I met with Professor Malcolm Dando from the University of Bradford, a biologist turned international security guru, to discuss how the chemicals sloshing around in your brain can be manipulated by law enforcement agencies for diabolical ends.

  • These People Put the "i" in Line

    We checked out the line for the new iPhone 5, and all we found were a bunch of urban campers, pro-line waiters, and of course, Occupiers.

  • Uh-oh, the Rise of the Machines Is for Realsies

    Rich Terrile, the NASA scientist who told us we were all Sims in a video game, fucked our brain folds again by explaining how human beings are outdated and will soon merge with machines to become a robotic race.

  • Motherboard's Droneworld Is Tonight

    Drones are coming to the States. They're actually already here. Check out this teaser for Motherboard's upcoming documentary, 'Drone On,' and then come hang out with us at Droneworld, an evening we're curating as part of the Et Cetera ideas festival.

  • How Big Pharma Created a Generation of Oxyconteens in the US

    Now that Purdue Pharma, the creator of OxyContin, is set to begin testing the effects of OC on children—an effort to procure a six-month patent extension for their drug—I wanted to look back on Big Pharma hooking a generation of Americans on legal smack.

  • The Death Aquatic

    Louie Psihoyos’ ambitions have escalated, his subject has opened up, and he’s taking consultation left and right from greeny showbiz vets. Needless to say, I was pretty stoked to get on the line with the creator of 'The Cove' and chat about his upcoming film.

  • Here's Looking at You, Terrorist

    Sorry, you can't run from these brainwave-powered binoculars.

  • Good Morning, Sinners... with Warren Ellis

    Bringing the Future Back from the Dead

    It’s easy to believe science fiction’s dead. But it turns out it’s alive, and being made in the offices of people who actually build the near future for a living. Which, like the best science fiction, is something you wouldn’t necessarily have predicted.