Thursday, December 17

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The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage.

Google and Tesla are spending billions to develop driverless technology. George Hotz used an Acura.

Monday, December 14

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Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams

Suzan Russaw is 70 years old. She lived in affordable Palo Alto housing for decades. Then, in 2013, she was forced to move into her car. On the new homeless of Silicon Valley.

Wednesday, December 2

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The High-Stakes Race to Rid the World of Human Drivers

On the battle between Google, Apple, Uber, and Tesla to own the driverless car market, which could be worth more than $30 billion a year.

Tuesday, December 1

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How to Destroy an American Family

The Straters’ lives have been devastated by relentless cyberattacks. And there’s nothing they can do about it.

Tuesday, November 24

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The Serial Swatter

How internet trolls dangerously exploit over-militarized police.

Monday, November 9

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Living and Dying on Airbnb

After his father died in an Airbnb rental, the writer investigates what the company can do to improve safety.

Friday, October 16

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Raiders of the Lost Web

How a Pulitzer-finalist, 34-part-series of investigative journalism vanishes from the internet.

Sunday, October 11

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Playboy Interview: Steven Jobs

Steve Jobs, age 29.

"It’s often the same with any new, revolutionary thing. People get stuck as they get older. Our minds are sort of electrochemical computers. Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them. It’s a rare person who etches grooves that are other than a specific way of looking at things, a specific way of questioning things. It’s rare that you see an artist in his 30s or 40s able to really contribute something amazing. Of course, there are some people who are innately curious, forever little kids in their awe of life, but they’re rare."

Friday, October 9

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Inside Reddit’s Plan to Recover From Its Epic Meltdown

The plan, basically: bring back the two founders (who were estranged), focus entirely on mobile, and apologize as much as possible.

Tuesday, October 6

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First, Let's Get Rid of All the Bosses

Inside Zappos as it transitions to something called a “Teal organization” that involves no managers and what amounts scouting merit badges and something called “People Points.”

Sunday, September 27

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If They Build It, Will We Come?

The technological future of the struggling porn industry.

Friday, September 25

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How Much of Your Audience Is Fake?

For online advertisers, probably most of it. An investigation.