Your Brain Doesn't Like It When You—or Others—Get Screwed on Wages
New research examines how our brains respond to fairness.
A Lesson in Micropayments: Apple Will Fork Over Millions For Letting Kids Rob Their Parents
At the heart of debate surrounding the FTC’s censure of Apple’s billing practices lies a big question for the future of micropayments, from the App Store to bitcoin.
How Local Governments Can Beat Big Telecoms at Delivering the Internet
Municipal fiber networks rise across the U.S., offering cheaper, locally-sourced gigs.
Meet Lithium, the Future's Most Important Mineral
Once instrumental in curbing mood disorders, it's now an integral component in batteries for everything from iPhones to electric cars. No mineral is more important to tomorrow—and this quick guide will get you acquainted.
'Streamloading' Circumvents Copyright Law to Kill Video Buffering and Data Overages
Tired of waiting for YouTube to load on your phone? This is the answer.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gold
The past, present, and future of the world's most famous mineral.
The Noisy Echoes of Waco
A cache of guns, law enforcement officers shot dead, fire: the echoes are loud.
This Psychedelic Puppet Show Might Just Save Us from the Clutches of Big Data
Let Quintron and Miss Pussycat, the weirdest band in the world, tell you a story about social media. With puppets.
Muzak Vibes in the Elevator of Life
Elevator music is dead. Long live elevator music.
The World's Sexiest Deaf Guy Upstaged Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys at the Super Bowl
Besides being a deaf sex symbol, Maucere is a long-time actor and advocate for equal rights for the deaf.
A Brief History of the Wah-Wah, a Musical Accident
A corporate merger between the organ and the guitar.
'Mardi Gras in a Can': Consider the Drum Buddy, the Mysterious Light-Powered Synth
The Drum Buddy operates something like an optical theremin, giving the stylistically-liberated musician power to make otherworldly, fully analog sounds of all kinds