Tag: Gadgets

41 articles
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ZPM Espresso and the Rage of the Jilted Crowdfunder

What happens when a successfully funded Kickstarter product fails to launch?

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Shitphone: A Love Story

Giving up the iPhone ghost, and other forays into knock-off technology.

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The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’

USB sticks bearing digital video are the new radio.

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The Pro Dumpster Diver Who’s Making Thousands Off America’s Biggest Retailers

Even the dumpster divers of America are becoming tech-savvy, well-earning entrepreneurs.

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Big Mother Is Watching You

The promises and pitfalls of self-tracking devices and apps.

Previously: Anne Helen Peterson on the Longform Podcast.

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Everybody Sexts

An illustrated look at modern love, texting, and sex.

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High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas

An oddball team of ship salvage mercenaries is tasked with uprighting a tipped two-football-field-long cargo ship before it sinks into the darkness of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

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The Robots Running This Way

The surprisingly difficult work of building bots that can walk.

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Flying Upside Down

An engineering team races to create a next-generation computer.

The first installment of The Soul of a New Machine.

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Glass, Darkly

An ambivalent look at Google Glass, the “Model T of wearable computing.”

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Auto Correct

The long road to Google’s self-driving car.