In Nicholas Carr's the Glass Cage, the Pulitzer-shortlisted author makes a compelling argument on the way technology has failed us—from aircraft autopilot to GPS maps—and the perils of being forever trapped in the beam of our smartphones.
We spoke to Doulaye Koné, senior program officer for the Gates Foundation, to try to better understand the magic poop water contraption Bill Gates debuted this week.
If you've got a virtual machine to play on and a bit of courage, you can download the Linux-based operating system now and test it out yourself.
Homosexuality was still illegal in China while he was on the force. Now, he's arguably one of the most important figures in the country's LGBT community.
Bill Gates is funding the Omniprocessor, a machine that will hopefully help fight the global sanitation crisis.
Why philosophers and scientists believe that hyper-advanced, star-eating life-forms may actually exist—and that astronomers might already have the proof.
CNN founder Ted Turner commissioned a video for his network to play in case the world ended, but strangely the video was first publicized by the creators of the timeless Gremlins 2.
Cancer comes down mostly to chance, argues the most unsatisfying study of 2015.
From shitty Kickstarters to thinkfluencers to peak Uber—let's talk about the most obnoxious things of 2014 so that we may forget them forever.
It's 2015, and the dream of the floating transportation device from Back to the Future 2 is finally within our grasp thanks to Hendo Hoverboards. Skate legend Tony Hawk tried one of the real-life levitating planks and told us about it.
In 2014, side stories and spin-offs quietly pushed cultural boundaries in otherwise blockbuster games.
Miscreants with hidden identities write threats to other online users every day, but those users aren't typically celebrities.
Are there more organs available from donors around Christmastime?
As people get into the Christmas spirit, deep web marketplaces are doing the same, with festive decorations and seasonal deals on a cornucopia of products. At least one vendor has even sent cocaine to customers in Christmas cards.
More and more Canadians will be receiving warning letters in 2015 if and when they're caught torrenting a Vin Diesel movie. This coincides with new legislation that could allow ISPs to divulge personal subscriber information to copyright holders.
Most holiday-themed titles are cheaply produced or downright weird, leaving us without a true video game equivalent of A Christmas Carol or "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."
Fabien Cousteau lived underwater for a month and built a robot shark to swim around in.
Many NASA scientists, philosophers, and futurists believe that the aliens we meet most likely won't be a "life" form at all.
Peter W. Singer, one of the nation's foremost experts on cybersecurity, says the reaction to this hack has been abysmal.
Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the Cloud, making us part robot and completely immortal.
Can a couple of $2,500-a-year social clubs help mitigate the tech industry's notorious whiteness and maleness? Probably not, but at least some millionaires seem to know there's a problem.
Like the ruins of the Coliseum or shuttered drive-in theaters, the ghosts of web 1.0 linger. And scattered throughout that hidden world are the early Internet churches.
There are serious concerns about what "sound cannons" can do to our bodies and our politics.