This App Will Give You Free Movie Tickets in Exchange for Your Soul and Sanity

PreShow uses facial-recognition tech to constantly monitor you during 20 minutes of advertising—and if you look away, it pauses automatically.


We Asked 105 Experts What Worries Them Most About the Future

Welcome to the dark side of Motherboard’s two-part poll about the future.


We Asked 105 Experts What Scares and Inspires Them Most About the Future

Climate change, extremism, and artificial intelligence were among the top fears, and young people, technology, and equality were among the top hopes.


Twitter Is a Hellscape, So this Plugin Sends Tweets to Your Inbox

For those of us whose jobs require at least some use of the social network, there are now ways to take a bit of a break.


Margaret Atwood Announces ‘The Testaments,’ a Sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

The new book is set to release in September 2019.


This Week's Waypoints Is About Repression, Nature, and Escape

The struggle to relate to one another, and to our world.


I Don't Care if This Robot Dog Can Dance, It Will Still Kill Us All

Don't let its cute new moves fool you.


Exploring the Uncanny, Sci-Fi Dystopias of Simon Stålenhag

To celebrate the release of his third book, 'The Electric State,' we spoke with the Swedish painter about the fear of technology, the rise of fascism, the power of art, and (of course) robots.


Cities Are for Rich People Now and Wooing Amazon Only Makes It Worse

Local officials across America are trying to attract the mega-corporation's new headquarters. That is not going to help your rent.


Google Says Its AI That Makes Phone Calls Isn't Good Enough to Be Dangerous

At a product demonstration, executives did their best to assuage fears about the unsettling new technology.


What It's Really Like Working for Elon Musk During Tesla Layoffs

It's not actually scary because it's all part of changing the world—and the boss knows what he's doing, right?