Tech

Isaac Kasamani

In Kampala, an App for Motorcycle-Sharing

SafeBoda's backers want to streamline Kampala's motorcycle taxi industry and foster a culture of road safety.

Reuters/China Daily

Here's Where All Those Cheap Santa Hats and Plastic Snowmen Come From

A massive amount of holiday-related merchandise is produced in the Chinese city of Yiwu.

Flickr/Sebastiaan ter Burg

Should Cities Give Hackathons Another Look to Improve Digital Infrastructure?

A 36-hour coding session in Boston recently helped revamp the city's permit system.

NASA

America's Holiday Lights Can Be Seen from Space

They're especially bright in the suburbs, says NASA.

Reuters/Jason Reed

Sydney Is Showing Solidarity with Muslims with the Hashtag #illridewithyou

The hashtag was trending worldwide on Monday morning.

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Uber's Sydney Debacle Is Yet More Reason for Cities to Regulate It

In challenging local regulations, the ride service has gone too far in undermining public safety.

REUTERS/Jim Young

Why the Case for Resilience Applies As Much to Ferguson as It Does to Hurricanes

Judith Rodin's new book offers insight for a tumultuous world.

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Zach Worrell

Inside an Immense, Honking 'Goose Cloud'

Zach Worrell accidentally sent his quadcopter right up into a huge flock of migrating birds. Here's what he could see.

Impossible Technology

Presenting the World's Tiniest E-Bike

The "Impossible" electric bike folds up to fit in a backpack, and makes riders look only slightly like a bear doing a circus trick.

Videos

The Town Where High Tech Meets a 1950s Lifestyle

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Moscow Will Not Build an Eye of Sauron Downtown After All

Better luck next time, Dark Lord of Mordor. And cagey Russian artists.

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5 Parking Innovations Every City Should Adopt

From pay-by-plate kiosks to pollution surcharges to length-based fees.

Reuters/Robert Galbraith

Tech Culture and Rising Inequality: A Complex Relationship

As high-tech hubs like San Francisco become increasingly unaffordable, we need to be asking the right questions.

Yui Mok/Reuters

How One Small Idaho City Has Embraced Body Cameras

Police in Post Falls, Idaho, have been using body cams since 2007, and say the technology has improved their work.

Breathe Project

A New Tool for Tracking Pittsburgh's Bad Air

The 'Breathe Project' lets residents watch neighborhood pollution levels change by the minute.

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The Hyperloop Is 'Insane,' Says Head of Hyperloop Design Program

A UCLA research studio is confronting the challenges of America's favorite fanciful flying tube.

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Meet the Start-Up That Wants to Turn Your City Into One Big WiFi Hotspot

Veniam aims to connect urban vehicles to an "Internet of moving things."

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Aaron Reiss

No Cell Phones at School? Better See the Cell Phone Storage Man

A small but thriving industry has cropped up around New York City high schools that forbid students from having phones on campus.

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The Future of Wi-Fi Could Run Through Old TV Infrastructure

We could create free, high-capacity Internet access using old television frequencies, new research suggests.