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Double Takes
Double Takes

Do We All See the Woman Holding an iPhone in This 1856 Statue?

For a good century and a half, "The Indian Girl" solely depicted a Native American woman holding a crucifix. At some point, that changed.
Brian Anderson
1.18.18
Outer Limits
Outer Limits

Following a Google Map to Nowhere Is Easy. Getting Out Is Hard

The connected map, the GPS dot, is a different sense of safety than the static map.
Michael Byrne
11.1.17
Outer Limits
Outer Limits

Inside Antarctica's Illicit Gaming Scene

People are going to great lengths to play mobile augmented-reality game 'Ingress' on Earth’s frozen, southernmost continent.
Caroline Haskins
10.26.17
Outer Limits
Outer Limits

I Broke My Phone Biking 180 Miles Alone in Europe

Without being able to reliably use GPS, I felt lost.
Lisa Cumming
10.23.17
Outer Limits
Outer Limits

Are We the Last Generation to Experience the Outdoors as We Know it?

Welcome to OUTER LIMITS, a Motherboard series that goes inside the outdoors.
Brian Anderson
10.23.17
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will

Big Telecom has little interest in expanding to small towns and farmlands, so rural America is building its own solutions.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.29.17
Internet
Internet

Why It Takes So Damn Long to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network

Researchers offer an explanation for and solution to that annoying wait for an access point to actually connect.
Michael Byrne
1.23.17
News
News

Everyone Should Have High-Speed Internet Access, CRTC Rules

And connections are about to get a lot faster.
Jordan Pearson
12.21.16
Internet
Internet

5G Survives a Critical Test: The Backcountry

Engineers take millimeter-wave wireless into the wilds of southern Virginia.
Michael Byrne
11.11.16
News
News

In Canada’s North, a Single Satellite Outage Means Losing Basic Services

No ATMs, no flights, no internet.
Jordan Pearson
10.3.16
News
News

At Shoal Lake 40, Trudeau Vows to Close Digital Divide

The prime minister revealed few details of the plan.
Jordan Pearson
5.3.16
short circuit
short circuit

How Facebook Is Helping Visually Impaired Users ‘See’ News Feed Photos

Facebook is trying to ensure that its goal of connecting people doesn’t leave behind the disabled.
Nicholas Deleon
4.5.16