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Outer Limits
Outer Limits

Hong Kong’s Government Is Spending Billions Taking Land from the Sea

The scale of land reclamation in the semi-autonomous territory is revving up to unprecedented heights.
Justin Heifetz​​
11.10.17
outer limits
outer limits

Hong Kong Has No Space Left for the Dead

"Where will the bodies go?"
Justin Heifetz​​
10.23.17
taking out the trash
taking out the trash

Hong Kong Has Nearly Run Out of Space for Its Garbage

What happens then?
Justin Heifetz​​
7.18.17
Snowden's Angels
Snowden's Angels

The Refugees Who Helped Snowden Escape Hong Kong Are Stuck in a Living Hell

The people who housed the NSA leaker say they're being targeted for helping him by the people and agencies supposed to be protecting them.
Theresa Locker
3.2.17
streaming
streaming

Before There Was Netflix, Hong Kong Had the First On-Demand Streaming Service

In 1998, a Hong Kong telecom firm spent $1.5 billion trying to make video-on-demand happen. iTV was so ahead of its time that it beat Netflix’s DVD service.
Ernie Smith
1.9.17
Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go Inspired This App for Hunting Hong Kong’s Haunted Apartments

A tech startup that hustles haunted apartments to local millennials and expats is moving its service into augmented reality.
Justin Heifetz​​
10.31.16
Features
Features

Hong Kong's Sex Workers Are Ditching Their Pimps for iPhones

Online forums and chat apps are putting the power back in the hands of "compensated daters."
Justin Heifetz​​
8.17.16
apps
apps

This App Helps Citizens Report Deadly Mosquito Sightings

Mosquito Alert allows Spaniards to report sightings of the Tiger mosquito, helping local authorities stamp out their spread.
Emiko Jozuka
6.15.16
News
News

Kim Dotcom Just Went from Broke to $80K a Month Thanks to a Hong Kong Judge

The Mega founder now has the cash to fight his case for much, much longer.
Greg Sandoval
12.3.15
politics
politics

This App Would Let Dissidents Share Video When Governments Shut Off the Internet

The ideal app for dissent spreads and mutates offline.
Jordan Pearson
11.4.15
ANIMALS
ANIMALS

UPS Finally Banned Shark Fins. What Now?

The world’s largest delivery company gave in to pressure from advocates, but how much good will it do?
Melissa Cronin
8.19.15
Hell or Salt Water
Hell or Salt Water

​The Race to Save the Vaquita, the World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left, and it's all due to the illegal poaching of a fish that lives in the same waters.
Victoria Turk
8.14.15