Austin Considine

Motherboard Blog

We Are Avatars: Our Online Psyches Are Leaking into Meatspace

And so the line in our brains between the real and the virtual blurs just a little bit more.
Austin Considine
5.2.13
Motherboard Blog

Friend Fracker Tests Your Facebook Friendships by Randomly Deleting Them

But are "friends" really Friends if you don't notice when they're gone?
Austin Considine
4.25.13
Motherboard Blog

Frictionless Sharing's Dead. And Privacy?

The recent failure of several fledgling web services that challenged the boundaries of our willingness to live in public indicates we do have our limits, at least for now.
Austin Considine
4.18.13
Motherboard Blog

Researchers Claim Nuclear Power Has Saved 1.8 Million Lives

Despite the terror inspired by nuclear disasters like Fukushima and Chernobyl, the ledgers say nuclear power is way better for humanity.
Austin Considine
4.6.13
Motherboard Blog

Back Off, Tooth Fairy, Those Baby Teeth May One Day Save a Life

Storing your extracted teeth may prove useful for future stem cell therapy—good news if you didn't store your umbilical cord blood.
Austin Considine
4.5.13
tech

Are Cat Spies Sent by Aliens?

Recent polling shows Americans love a good conspiracy theory. They also love cats. This was bound to happen.
Austin Considine
4.5.13
Motherboard Blog

Are Cats Spies Sent by Aliens? A Deep Examination of One of the Internet's Best Conspiracy Theories

Recent polling shows Americans love their conspiracy theories. They also love cats. This was bound to happen.
Austin Considine
4.4.13
depression

Pay Attention, Daydreaming May Be Making You Unhappy

Even when we're thinking about pleasant things, new research suggests we're happier when we focus on the present. Ommmmm.
Austin Considine
4.3.13
Motherboard Blog

Can You Be Outed as a White Supremacist Through Twitter?

A new study from the UK suggests a way for law enforcement to identify the most virile purveyors of hate on the web.
Austin Considine
4.2.13
Motherboard Blog

A Haiku Bot Mines the New York Times for Poetry

Bots are finding and creating kooky content everywhere you look. Soon we'll all be out of jobs.
Austin Considine
4.1.13
Motherboard Blog

It's Easter and, More than Ever, American Christians Believe Jesus's Return is Nigh

Half of Christians believe Jesus is coming soon. The Rapture Ready Index is at an all time high. Didn't we learn anything from 2012?
Austin Considine
3.30.13
tech

How Humans Will Respond to Immortality: A Chat with John Fischer

I chatted at length with the University of California–Riverside philosophy professor about living forever. As expected, the conversation got pretty meta.
Austin Considine
3.29.13
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