tech

The Plug

These Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneurs Are Trying to Keep People Out of Prison

Unlocked Futures funds startups formed by and for people who have dealt with the justice system.
Mary Mazzoni
7.6.18
The Plug

We're Teaming Up With 'The Plug', a Daily Newsletter on Black Entrepreneurs in Tech

Motherboard and The Plug will collaborate to bring you original stories.
Sherrell Dorsey
7.6.18
tech

How to See Which Apps Can Read Your Gmail

Third party app developers read user emails, the Wall Street Journal reported, raising questions about Google’s oversight.
Jordan Pearson
7.3.18
AIM

AIM Has Been Resurrected

'AIM Phoenix' breathes new life into the original AIM client, which AOL took offline last year.
Matthew Gault
6.26.18
useful inventions

The Military Reinvented the Wheel, They're Triangles Now

A new wheel that Carnegie Mellon scientists developed for DARPA adapts to its environment.
Matthew Gault
6.25.18
Opinion

Europe's New Link Tax Will Enshrine Big Tech's Stranglehold Over the Internet

Article 11 is a terrible copyright reform proposal that will fundamentally change how the internet works.
Cory Doctorow
6.18.18
Tedium

How Robotic Arms Defined the Industrial Revolution

The evolution of the robotic arm, a product invented in the US that came to define modern factories around the world. It wasn't an easy sell in America.
Ernie Smith
6.18.18
Moveable

Replacing the NYC Subway System With Autonomous Cars Is a Terrible Idea

The subway may be ailing, but it's too important to give up on now.
Tracey Lindeman
6.15.18
Apple

An Original iPhone Designer Embarks on Life After Apple

Freddy Anzures worked under Steve Jobs to design the single most influential device of this century. Fourteen years later, he's starting on his next act.
Ankita Rao
6.13.18
net neutrality

The Time Canada Wanted Its Own Internet Because It Thought the US Would Mess It Up

In the early 1970s, Canada envisioned a Trans-Canada Computer Communications Network free from US control.
Daniel Joseph
6.13.18
cryptojacking

Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining In App Store

Apple recently updated its developer policies to ban apps that mine cryptocurrencies like Monero on user devices.
Jordan Pearson
6.11.18
Broken Windows

This Predictive Policing Company Compares Its Software to ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

Crime-predicting software PredPol perpetuates discrimination, just like the discredited “broken windows” policing strategy, say digital rights advocates.
Nathan Munn
6.11.18