Why the boom in scientific progress stalled.
A profile of the highest-paid female executive in America, who was born male.
An ambivalent look at Google Glass, the “Model T of wearable computing.”
Technologies of literacy, technologies of memory.
"Millions of people, some my age but most younger, have been keeping lifelogs for years, wearing personal cams that capture continuous video of their entire lives. People consult their lifelogs for a variety of reasonseverything from reliving favorite moments to tracking down the cause of allergic reactionsbut only intermittently; no one wants to spend all their time formulating queries and sifting through the results. Lifelogs are the most complete photo album imaginable, but like most photo albums, they lie dormant except on special occasions. Now Whetstone aims to change all of that; they claim Remem’s algorithms can search the entire haystack by the time you’ve finished saying 'needle.'"
“In 1981, with a computer built into my shoe, I walked into a Las Vegas casino and beat the house.”
How real-time information can make you a better human.
A startup’s plan to launch a fleet of cheap, small, ultra-efficient imaging satellites and revolutionize data collection.
In the not-so-distant future, all of our objects will talk to each other. They’ll make our coffee, find our keys, save our lives. The roadmap to a fully networked existence.
On the development of companion robots in Japan.
An internet pioneer loses hope in the promise of web culture.