Technology

x-rays

Scientists Used X-Rays to Virtually Unravel a Burnt 400-Year-Old Scroll

They were able to make out the writing on the scroll and now want to find more messed up old paper to experiment with.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.4.18
Internet Insecurity

Apple Killed TouchID Live In Front of Thousands of Eyewitnesses

RIP TouchID, 2013-2018.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.12.18
rideshare

China Suspends Carpool App After Two Passengers Murdered

Hitch, run by rideshare app Didi Chuxing, has been shut down for the time being.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.11.18
videos

Watch 100,000 Volts of Electricity Course Through a Circuit Board in Slow Motion

Electricity always follows the past of least resistance, and that can make for some dangerously beautiful effects.
Matthew Gault
8.22.18
Facebook

Facebook Quietly Ended Its Rural Internet Laser Drone Program

The Aquila technology was part of a plan to provide high speed internet to remote, rural areas around the globe.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.27.18
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
invisibility

Scientists Made a Working Invisibility Cloak (But There's a Catch)

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have created a device that uses “acoustic cloaking” technology.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.10.18
water

Foxconn Just Got Permission to Start Draining Lake Michigan to Make LCD Screens

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved a request to divert 7 million gallons of water a day to the area where Foxconn is building its new plant.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.27.18
Social Media

How to Buy a Piece of India’s Burgeoning Instagram Economy

Winning friends and influencing people is cheaper than a packet of chips when ₹1 gets you four Instagram followers.
Chandni Doulatramani
4.20.18
blockchain

A ‘Cryptocurrency’ Without a Blockchain Is Eating My City

Toronto startup Bunz released a digital currency for the city's barter economy, sparking backlash.
Jordan Pearson
4.18.18
Hacking

Small Town Councillor Posts Racist Slur on Facebook, Claims He Was Hacked, Then Deletes His Account and Wipes His Hard Drive

Councillor Don Cardy in Brant County, Ontario was given a two-day suspension after an integrity commissioner report was filed on the incident.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.18.18
Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality App Can Translate Sign Language Into Spoken English, and Vice Versa

Students at New York University have created a working prototype of an app that uses machine learning and augmented reality to enable hearing people to understand sign language, and turns spoken words into sign language for the deaf.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.27.18