Cecilia D’Anastasio

Time Is a Flat TV

The Secret History of a Fleeting Pre-Internet Digital Media Channel

As the history of digital media has become subsumed by the history of the internet, teletext remains largely forgotten. Yet like a fair-weather psychic, the technology anticipated things to come.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
3.3.17
Broadly DK

When Your Baby Dies in a Home Daycare, Who's to Blame?

When Kathryn Martin first placed her three-month-old daughter, Kellie Rynn, in a home daycare center, she thought she had no reason to fear. A month later, Kellie Rynn suffocated in her sleep.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
2.6.17
Health

When Your Baby Dies in a Home Daycare, Who's to Blame?

When Kathryn Martin first placed her three-month-old daughter, Kellie Rynn, in a home daycare center, she thought she had no reason to fear. A month later, Kellie Rynn suffocated in her sleep. Though the coroner's report lists Kellie Rynn's death as an...
Cecilia D’Anastasio
2.6.17
Features

Doomsday Preppers Are Planning to 3D Print Their Way Through the Apocalypse

They say whatever they need, should disaster strike, would be just a few clicks away.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
6.17.16
Health

Major Updates to FDA’s Nutrition Facts Label Target America’s Sugar Problem

The First Lady announced updates to the Nutrition Facts Label last Friday, reflecting 20 years of underutilized health research.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
5.22.16
nasa

Tonight Will Offer the Brightest Look at Mars in a Decade

Tonight’s “Mars opposition” will offer a rare, vivid look at the rusty red planet.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
5.22.16
Gaming

Someone Turned ‘Katamari Damacy’ Into a Text Adventure, and It’s Still Fun

A participant in the San Francisco Stupid Hackathon turned Katamari into a text adventure.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
5.22.16
Gaming

Men Aren’t Better Than Women in MMOs, New Study Finds

Researchers found that the skill gap for women in MMOs is a fantasy.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
5.21.16
Features

Nintendo's Charming 'Miitomo' Could Be the Most Brilliant Data Mining App Ever

It sounds innocent enough. But users are growing suspicious of the app’s whimsical, canned questions, many of which read like a marketing survey.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
5.5.16
Features

Men Are Working Out Their Issues By Playing As Their Lovers and Exes in RPGs

Male gamers are creating avatars of significant others past and present, playing as them or with them, as a meditation on the nature of their relationships.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
4.28.16
Features

When Your Day Job Is Also Your Favorite Video Game

Meet the people who play games that resemble their 9-to-5s.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
3.24.16
motherboard show

Inside the Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon

Co-organizers Sam Lavigne and Amelia Winger-Bearskin solicit projects that use tech to critique tech culture.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
2.8.16
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