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What Is the iPhone?
What Is the iPhone?

Everything That’s Inside Your iPhone

Silicon, arsenic, gold, and the social and environmental effects of backbreaking mining.
Brian Merchant
8.15.17
speed daemons
speed daemons

I Watched a Drone Break the World Speed Record

163.5 mph is very, very fast for a quadcopter.
Louise Matsakis
7.14.17
Toxic TVs
Toxic TVs

America's Television Graveyards

How millions of old CRT televisions have wound up abandoned in warehouses all over the country.
Jason Koebler
2.16.17
Hell or Salt Water
Hell or Salt Water

The Internet of Elephant Seals

Move over, scientists. Intrepid seals and whales are collecting data where humans can't reach.
Hannah Waters
2.8.17
Features
Features

The Spectre of Brexit Is a Real Drag on British Startups

Seven months on, entrepreneurs in Britain are worried the foreign workers powering the Silicon Roundabout will disappear.
Jennifer Schaffer-Goddard
2.1.17
Photos
Photos

How to Erase a Neighborhood

Sovetsky, a historic neighborhood in Baku, Azerbaijan, has been demolished as the city restyles itself as a shiny metropolis similar to Dubai.
Derek Mead
1.2.17
security
security

From WhatsApp to Hawala, How the Taliban Moves Money Around

The insurgents use apps such as Telegram, Viber, and WhatsApp, to solicit donations, backed by an old value transfer system.
Austin Bodetti
11.15.16
Features
Features

The City That Was Saved by the Internet

Job opportunities are drying up in towns without broadband. Chattanooga, Tennessee turned around its fortunes by building the fastest internet in the United States.
Jason Koebler
10.27.16
Photos
Photos

A Visit to 'Ark Encounter', Where Creationism and Dinosaurs Collide

The Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky has a life-size Noah’s Ark to celebrate creationism.
Taylor Dorrell
9.9.16
Culture
Culture

A Funeral for Tekserve, New York City's Most Iconic Computer Repair Shop

After 29 years in business, Tekserve's old employees and most loyal customers said goodbye with an old-fashioned auction.
Jason Koebler
8.24.16
Features
Features

Why Homeland Security Unleashed an 'Alien Virus' on Silicon Valley

Short answer: It was to prove a point that wireless emergency alerts could be way better—and save more lives.
Mark Harris
8.23.16
Features
Features

​72 Hours of Pwnage: A Paranoid N00b Goes to Def Con

At Def Con 24, I saw the future of the internet, and it's increasingly centralized.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.18.16