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.
By opening a crowdfunding platform with no pretense of "funding" anything other than a person's needs or wants, did Indiegogo essentially build an entire site just for the potato salad Kickstarter guy?
Have you ever looked at a plastic bag and thought, fuck, that looks delicious? If not, perhaps a new device called the Fungi Mutarium will change your mind.
The Sony hack is "every CEO's worst nightmare" and the leaked data is probably going to send someone to jail, expert Bruce Schneier says. That, not any threat of violence, is the real power of this hack.
The Kanavape is a vaporizer that lets users inhale the pain-relieving cannabinoid CBD without inhaling any of that intoxicating THC.
Oil spills are an unavoidable part of our future on this planet, but we could at least clean them up better.
The free app allows sex workers to raise the alarm about violent clients by broadcasting a short message describing the person and the incident to other sex workers nearby.
In the heady early years of the world wide web, four Australian women—Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini, and Virginia Barratt—were part of a cultural movement called Cyberfeminism, which peaked in the early 1990s.
It also helps them figure out who is doing what chores every day.
I spoke to the developer Matt Gilgenbach, who channelled his own OCD into Neverending Nightmares.