Carl Franzen

Managing Editor


SoundCloud Halts Volunteer Archiving Project

"SoundCloud is not going away—not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future."
Carl Franzen
Radio Motherboard

Sci-Fi Author Ann Leckie Talks Trump, Tea, and the 'Ancillary Justice' Series

The award-winning sci-fi novelist's new book 'Provenance' is due out September 26.
Carl Franzen

A Thermostat, a Meditation On Humanity

I'm getting emotional about HVAC over here.
Carl Franzen
Glass Half Full

We Asked Early Adopters of Google Glass If They're Excited About Version 2.0

After version one inspired a wave of panic about "Glassholes" and was discontinued, Google's parent company Alphabet is trying again—this time, in the workplace.
Carl Franzen
Sound Decisions

A Team of Volunteers Is Archiving SoundCloud in Case It Dies

Spurred by recent reports the German streaming music and audio company may be running out of cash, The Archive Team is racing to preserve sound files—at high cost.
Carl Franzen

Neill Blomkamp’s Latest Short Film ‘Zygote’ Is Pure Biological Horror

The latest release from Oats Studios stars Dakota Fanning and takes place in a gritty, dangerous futuristic mining outpost.
Carl Franzen
Back to the Disaster

How Worried Should You Be About a Real Life ‘Geostorm?’

The new Gerard Butler movie turns geoengineering into a weapon that wreaks global havoc on the scale of 'The Day After Tomorrow.'
Carl Franzen
Radio Motherboard

Sci-Fi Author Kim Stanley Robinson Talks About 'New York 2140'

The new novel imagines life in a partially drowned NYC after massive sea level rise from climate change.
Carl Franzen

‘Snowpiercer’ Director’s New Movie ‘Okja' Is an Anti-Corporate Mindfuck

The new film from Bong Joon Ho is a critique of ethical capitalism wrapped in a heartwarming animal adventure story. But it's not coming to theaters: it premieres on Netflix June 28.
Carl Franzen
Reality Bites

This AR Measuring Tape App Is Cool, but Don’t Use It for Anything Serious

The creators say it works pretty well, but for anything requiring a 'high accuracy', you're still better off using the real thing for now.
Carl Franzen
Commercial Space Race

OneWeb Wins FCC Approval to Launch a Fleet of Internet-Beaming Satellites

The company, backed by Richard Branson, wants to blanket the Earth in 720 satellites offering fiber-quality internet speeds for rural areas.
Jason Koebler
Carl Franzen
Dystopia Now

How Amazon's Tech Could Change Whole Foods

How long before drones are delivering us emergency organic cat food?
Carl Franzen