The ride-hailing app is a gateway for passengers into the capital city’s illegal markets for drugs, guns, and fake documents.
The fights that Uber and Lyft wage in cities like Austin look like local politics, but their actions often put corporate interests above local ones.
If any technology invariably gets used for good and ill then of course the Uberization of things now includes drug dealing.
The ride-hailing service must contend with Chinese government crackdowns and disgruntled cabbies. Can it win on both fronts?
A Radio Motherboard chat with the late astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the moon and a connoisseur of consciousness, psychics, and aliens.
It sounds innocent enough. But users are growing suspicious of the app’s whimsical, canned questions, many of which read like a marketing survey.
Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap didn’t design this system, but he’s been a willful participant in it.
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.
Welcome to the automated ennui apocalypse.
Makeup. Power up.
The untold story of the world’s most famous abandoned plane wreck.
Voting rates are abysmal, so let's envision a future where we all vote via an app.
Lucid dreaming is possible, they said. Just try this app, they said.
Comanche and Juan are almost invisible, which seems to be the point.
The tactical position Border Patrol assumes may not be against individual migrants or even smugglers. It's against creativity itself.
A Motherboard investigation on burner phones and human trafficking in the US-Mexico borderlands.
As medical schools seek to expand their reach and capture the attentions of smartphone-prone students, class is getting increasingly virtual
Lewisville Lake is a crucial reservoir in North Texas, but the federal government says nearby fracking would pose no appreciable risk.
Meet the people who play games that resemble their 9-to-5s.
It all started with a horror movie, my confused parents and, ultimately, a urine-soaked My Buddy doll.
The word "metadata" requires the presence of another entity to which the data at hand refers. Increasingly, it now points toward the listener instead of toward whatever they're listening to.
Companies like Disney spend $4 billion on entertainment complexes, usually with the benefit of already owning billion-dollar movie franchises. How could any entrepreneur hope to compete?
People love to hate on pandas, but the arguments against conserving the rare bears are missing the bigger picture.