Chicago

boring

Elon Musk's Boring Company Is Building an 18-Mile Tunnel In Chicago

The loop between downtown Chicago and O'Hare airport will be the Boring Company's biggest project yet.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.14.18
Broken Windows

This Predictive Policing Company Compares Its Software to ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

Crime-predicting software PredPol perpetuates discrimination, just like the discredited “broken windows” policing strategy, say digital rights advocates.
Nathan Munn
6.11.18
Hit them with a freezepop

The Best YouTuber, Mr. Chi City, Is Back After a 5-Year Hiatus

SUP BROSKI. ;-)
Emanuel Maiberg
5.3.17
Green Buildings

Chicago Says It Will Make All City Buildings 100 Percent Renewable By 2025

The Windy City wants to switch its municipal buildings entirely to clean energy in eight years.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
4.11.17
Chicago

3nder Is Tapping into Millennials' Open-Mindedness About Sex

The app is growing fast and just got a $500,000 investment.
Gabe Stutman
10.28.15
Music

The Pizza Pals Duo Turns DJ Sets of Glitchy Pop Into Playable Video Games

Game developers turned pizza-themed DJs deliver playable games in one-of-a-kind sets.
Andrew Hayward
9.26.15
News

Inside the Legal Challenge to Chicago's 9 Percent Netflix Tax

The 'streaming tax' appears to be illegal on several different levels.
Jason Koebler
9.15.15
Terraform

Gynoid, Preserved

​"You missed your crowd-funding goal." My heart-engine sputters. My bio-clock chimes. Twenty-four hours left.
Malon Edwards
2.2.15
Chicago

In Ethan Rose's 'Hum,' a Human Choir Adds Harmony to the Power Grid's Cold Buzz

Our deeply strange relationship to electricity, manifested with human voices and portable radios.
Michael Byrne
7.13.14
Music

R.I.P. DJ Rashad, Joyous Explorer of Ghettotech

Due to an apparent drug overdose, one of music's innovators died early Sunday at home in Chicago.
ALEX PASTERNACK
4.28.14
Features

The Mystery of the Creepiest Television Hack

It was like any other Sunday night at Chicago’s WGN-TV. And then the signal flickered into darkness.
Chris Knittel
11.25.13
Motherboard Blog

The Great Chicago Ghost Train Mystery

Given the evidence, or lack thereof, a hack is clearly one of the easiest answers to the “ghost train” mystery. An even bigger, mind-boggling question: why did it take investigators three days to consider it as having been hacked?
Fruzsina Eordogh
10.3.13