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First Case Filed Under NYC's New Revenge Porn Law

An ex-boyfriend and other Tumblr users shared intimate photos of a CUNY associate professor. Now, she is fighting back using New York’s recently passed revenge porn legislation, and is putting much of the blame on Tumblr.
Joseph Cox
4.13.18
Moveable

Urban Gondolas Offer Low-Tech Relief to Traffic-Jammed Cities

Boston, Toronto, and New York City look to the skies to solve congestion.
Tracey Lindeman
3.28.18
very rare

I Went to the First Live Auction for Rare Pepes on the Blockchain

When the establishment art world butts up against memes and Bitcoin.
Jessica Klein
1.19.18
Algorithmic Bias

New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City

The bill is believed to be the first in the country to push for open sourcing of the algorithms used by courts, police, and city agencies.
Roshan Abraham
12.19.17
AI FRom space

Play God With this New AI that Predicts Wealth from Space

Rewild whole neighborhoods or go full Robert Moses—the choice is yours with the newly launched Penny platform.
Becky Ferreira
7.25.17
Smart Cities

How an Old Industrial Ship Yard Created 7,000 New Jobs

Brooklyn Navy Yard President and CEO David Ehrenberg tells Motherboard how his non-profit reclaimed an industrial workspace and updated it for the 21st century.
Samantha Cole
5.28.17
woof

Here’s a Bubble Chart of the Most Popular Dog Names in NYC

We already looked up all the swears.
Sarah Emerson
5.8.17
daredevils

Meet Instagram's Subway Surfing Daredevils

Don't try this at home.
Samantha Cole
4.12.17
Bright Lights

People Watching at the Galaxy S8 Event Was More Fun Than Playing With the Phones

The event was grand. The people were grander.
David Bixenspan
3.30.17
Radio Motherboard

Watch Live: Sci-Fi Author Kim Stanley Robinson on Climate Change And Staying Afloat in a Drowned New York

The acclaimed sci-fi author talks to Motherboard about his new novel 'New York 2140', set in a realistically flooded—but still thriving—Gotham.
Carl Franzen
3.21.17
humans of the year

Matt Mitchell Is Arming Underserved Communities With Anti-Surveillance Tools

The founder of Crypto Harlem learned firsthand how companies prioritize their needs over individuals. Now he's sharing his knowledge with those who need it most.
Joseph Cox
2.14.17
Tale of Two Cities

How One Website Plans to Help NYC's Homeless Better Navigate the City's Shelters

A pair of entrepreneurs want to apply the lessons of Yelp's success to improving the lives of New York City's homeless.
Nadja Sayej
2.13.17