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A History of the Universal Remote: Never Great, Better Than Nothing

The universal remote control, love it or hate it, made our lives just a little bit simpler starting in the 80s. It’s not as good as it could be. That’s OK.
Ernie Smith
7.11.17
Radio

Listen to Our Features Editor Talk About Tech and US-Mexico Border Smuggling

Brian Anderson recently appeared on The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about our series, BORDER LINES.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.29.16
Border Lines

Radio Motherboard: Burner Phones in the Borderlands

An undocumented migrant tells us about trying to cross the US-Mexico border remotely, with smugglers guiding him over the phone.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

How Mexican Immigrants Are Using Burner Phones to Evade Border Patrol

The business of burner phones is booming on the US-Mexico border, but it's hard to tell who's actually benefiting.
Caroline Moss
4.14.16
Border Lines

This Is What Illegally Crossing the US-Mexico Border Four Times Looks Like

No two border crossings are alike.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

We Met a Sinaloa Cartel Boss and One of His Human Traffickers

Comanche and Juan are almost invisible, which seems to be the point.
Brian Anderson
4.14.16
Border Lines

Burner Phones in the Borderlands: A Glossary

A handy guide to the vocabulary of human trafficking.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

Remote Control

A Motherboard investigation on burner phones and human smuggling in the US-Mexico borderlands.
Brian Anderson
4.14.16
Gaming

Is Drone Racing the High-Speed Sport of the Future?

The Drone Racing League is betting that flying robot races are the next big thing.
Kara Weisenstein
2.2.16
Design

You Can Now Buy the Rolling Droid from 'Star Wars VII'

BB-8, the next generation's R2-D2, fits in the palm of your hand.
Beckett Mufson
9.3.15
Design

Introducing: The Magnetic Levitating Lamp

Jazz up your home with the magnetic magic of Elivatix’s LUNALUXX lamp.
Sami Emory
4.21.15
Design

This DIY Star Wars Speeder Bike Quadcopter Changes Everything

Let Adam Woolworth teach you how to make the flying, first person camera-enabled 74-Z Speeder Bike you always wanted.
The Creators Project
3.13.15
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