Separated from his older brother at a train, five-year-old Saroo Munshi Khan found himself lost in the slums of Calcutta. In his 20s, living in Australia, he began his search for his birth home armed with nothing but hazy memories and Google Earth.
The curious case of SpongeBob SquarePants illustrator Todd White, three ninjas, and an art caper.
A profile of 22-year-old hacker George Hotz, who in 2007 became the first person to successfully unlock the iPhone. A few years later, he became the first person to successfully hack the Playstation 3. And, shortly thereafter, he became the first person to get sued by Sony for it.
How a lonely, self-taught hacker found his way into the private emails of movie stars – and into the underworld of the celebrity-skin business.
An undercover cop infiltrates a group of British activists, befriending and then betraying them.
The beginnings of the best-selling video game, from a chapter of David Kushner’s new book on the subject.
In a dark echo of Rear Window, a wheelchair-bound hacker seizes control of hundreds of webcams, most of them aimed at young women’s beds.
On the brutal killing of a high school girl in British Columbia.
As part of his obsessive search for evidence of UFOs, Gary McKinnon worked his way into thousands of government computers. The U.S. charged him with terrorism. Doctors diagnosed him with Asperger’s. And his lawyers started arguing a new version of the insanity defense.
Having fallen on hard times, a former football star and the pride of his small town decides to rob the local bank. His weapons of choice: Craigslist, bear mace, and an inner tube.
A selection from our guide to bank heists for Slate.
Inside Gibsonton, Florida, the carny capital of the nation.
The story of two Canadian artificial intelligence visionaries who became bitter rivals and then both committed suicide in the same month.
How the mind behind Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto plans to push gaming further.