analytics

digital divide

Digital Surveillance Is Class Warfare

The poor are victimized by devices and the companies who profit from them.
Jordan Pearson
5.15.17
Data Data Everywhere

How Data Can Stop Your City From Burning to the Ground

NYC’s top data analytics guru Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki tells us how collecting the right info can prevent fires and save lives.
Nicholas Deleon
5.10.17
Spamalot

Google Is Battling a Russian Spammer Over the Use of the Letter 'G'

Vitaly Popov wants to keep control of his domain that looks nearly identical to Google.com.
Joseph Cox
1.31.17
Internet

Motherboard Is Not Spam

Those referrals in your analytics aren't actually from us. They're probably from a Russian spammer we interviewed.
Joseph Cox
12.7.16
Toronto

The Toronto Raptors Are Using IBM’s Watson to Draft A Winning Team

On NBA Draft Day, the supercomputer is their not-so-secret weapon.
Juanita Bawagan
6.23.16
sports

​Future of the Game: The Era of Wearables

Long gone are the days when coaches relied on their own two eyes and a stopwatch to judge a player's athleticism.
Windows 10
10.23.15
videos

This Drunken Robotic Finger Is Ripping at the Fleshy Underbelly of the Internet

‘The Random User’ ignores UI principles by clicking wildly across the internet.
Adam Owen
7.17.15
Features

The Unplumbed Depths of Government Data

Governments are collecting more useful data than ever before. Too bad there's no one to parse it.
Theresa Bradley
2.4.15
Canada

What Exactly Is the Facebook Messenger App for iOS Tracking?

Your Facebook Messenger for iOS might have some built in spy functions you didn't know about.
Matthew Braga
9.10.14
Social Media

All of Your Tumblr Photos Will Now Be Scanned for Branded Content

Tumblr is letting a marketing analytics firm look at all your photos to find out how much fun you're having with Corona.
Jordan Pearson
8.18.14
Motherboard Blog

Target Knows You're Pregnant

It’s a story almost too good to be true. A man walks into a Target store outside Minneapolis and angrily confronts the store manager. He shows him an advertisement that was sent to his high school daughter, filled with maternity clothing and baby items...
Kelly Bourdet
2.18.12