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A History of the Universal Remote: Never Great, Better Than Nothing

The universal remote control, love it or hate it, made our lives just a little bit simpler starting in the 80s. It’s not as good as it could be. That’s OK.
Ernie Smith
7.11.17
Radio

Listen to Our Features Editor Talk About Tech and US-Mexico Border Smuggling

Brian Anderson recently appeared on The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about our series, BORDER LINES.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.29.16
Border Lines

Radio Motherboard: Burner Phones in the Borderlands

An undocumented migrant tells us about trying to cross the US-Mexico border remotely, with smugglers guiding him over the phone.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

This Is What Illegally Crossing the US-Mexico Border Four Times Looks Like

No two border crossings are alike.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

We Met a Sinaloa Cartel Boss and One of His Human Traffickers

Comanche and Juan are almost invisible, which seems to be the point.
Brian Anderson
4.14.16
Border Lines

Burner Phones in the Borderlands: A Glossary

A handy guide to the vocabulary of human trafficking.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

Remote Control

A Motherboard investigation on burner phones and human smuggling in the US-Mexico borderlands.
Brian Anderson
4.14.16
Border Lines

How Mexican Immigrants Are Using Burner Phones to Evade Border Patrol

The business of burner phones is booming on the US-Mexico border, but it's hard to tell who's actually benefiting.
Caroline Moss
4.14.16
Motherboard Blog

How Man Will Walk His Best Friend in the Future

What's that? It's 3AM and your dog needs walkie? There may be an app for that soon.
Zach Sokol
9.3.13
Motherboard Blog

The First Remote Control Was a Gun to the Head of the Television Industry

Eugene Polley, man who invented the remote control died on Sunday, leaving behind not just the Zenith Flash-Matic, but the template for a subversive technology that would change the face of the television industry.
ALEX PASTERNACK
5.23.12