Tech

How the Microtransit Movement Is Changing Urban Mobility

The good and the bad of all these new flexible ride services.

What Good Is a Video You Can't See?

Police body cameras are meant to be a tool of public accountability. But even experts can't agree on how to make sure that happens.

How Twitter Maps Can Be Useful During Disasters

They may not provide comprehensive information, but they can help save lives.

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Forget Noise-Cancelling Headphones: Just Listen to Wikipedia Being Edited

Zen out with hi-tech ambient sound.

How Tel Aviv Used Technology to Change the Way Citizens Interact With Local Government

DigiTel, a project launched in 2013, is an "e-government" app and a smart card, all in one.

A Guide-Dog Discrimination Lawsuit Against Uber Will Move Forward

In response to a wave of ADA-related complaints about Uber and similar companies, a new ruling could raise the accountability bar for ride-hailing services.

Americans Are on the Fence About Open Data

They have mixed feelings on whether or not it will improve governance.

The Department of Homeland Security Is Coming to Silicon Valley

The agency hopes a new satellite office will strengthen its relationship with the tech industry.

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The Complete History of Paris Record Stores, From 1890 to 1960

Disquaires de Paris traces the history of vinyl record retail in the French capital.

Move Over Segway, Here's an Electric Unicycle

The Unio is agile and takes up less space than a bike. Unfortunately, it's still a unicycle.

De Blasio's Vision for New York: Broadband for All by 2025

That goal is part of the mayor's forthcoming "One New York" equity initiative.

How Livable Will Your Neighborhood Be as You Age?

The AARP's new “livability index” grades communities on seven resource areas that aging Americans will need.

Videos

The Elevator Ride to the Top of One World Trade Center Sweeps Through 515 Years of History

Visitors can watch Manhattan develop during the 47-second ride to the building's observation deck.

Google’s Virtual Tour of Abbey Road Studios Is Both Fascinating and Frustrating

The actual sounds of the studio don't get much attention in this otherwise delightful project.

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A Gorgeous Atlas of New York Tree Species

Mapping 592,130 trees right down to trunk size.

The Case for Driverless Trains, By the Numbers

In 8 revealing facts and figures, plus 3 charts.

How Nairobi Built a Thriving Tech Community

Kenya's capital is home to a startup scene that makes a mission of improving lives of the urban poor.

The Future of the ATM in a World of Digital Money

With credit cards and mobile payments dominating commerce, the relevancy—and role—of the ATM is in flux.