Tech

BitLock

Start Your Own Bike-Share With This Keyless Bike Lock

Unlock the bike with a smartphone and grant access to friends. 

AP

When Should Cops Be Required to Wear Cameras?

Striking the privacy balance is key. 

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This Map Shows Where in the World People Are Dying and Being Born

See the age-old dance of death and life in this simulation of how the world's overall population is always changing.

Maps
Accurat

Mapping the 'Time Boundaries' of a City

An EU-funded project is building platforms to detect patterns in how people use urban spaces.

Videos
GrowCubes

Is Computer-Assisted Aeroponic Growing the Future of Urban Farming?

Maybe! 

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Google Just Installed the Sydney Monorail in its Australian Offices

Because they would.

What Ancient Geography Has in Common With Google Maps

A new exhibition celebrates the early influence of Greco-Roman mapping.

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People Who Flush Personal Wipes Down the Drain Are Destroying America's Sewers

Stop it. Stop flushing wet wipes. 

Maps
ITU

This Surprising Map Shows Which Countries Have the Most 'Digital Natives'

The U.S. is not number one. 

Why Surveillance Cameras Might Be Bad for Creative Economies

An unusual argument against Big Brother on city streets.

Reuters

The 'Silent Majority' Overlooked by Big Data

Be wary of self-selection bias when measuring engagement with digital platforms, a New York City official warns.

Public Record

Mugshots Shouldn't Be in the Public Record. Here's Why.

The mugshot extortion industry should make us rethink open records laws. 

Reuters

Are Smartphones the Solution to Urban Loneliness?

Tech enthusiasts argue that the rise of mobile will create more face-to-face relationships.

Botched German Demolition Leaves Building Looking Karate-Chopped

A falling block of concrete weighing several tons cleaved this building in two, making it look like Stonehenge.

Videos

Watch Live: CityLab 2013

Streaming video from The Atlantic's summit on urban innovation, happening now in New York.

A Devious App That Tricks You Into Destroying Your Phone

There's a good reason that "Send Me To Heaven" has been banned from the Apple Store.

Maps

One Map With Each Country's Favorite Website

Facebook, Google, and—a newspaper?

Adrian Frith

An Amazing, Dizzying Map of All the Languages and Races in South Africa

The legacy of apartheid, in technicolor.

This Robotic, Self-Propelling Airplane Suitcase Is Utterly Ridiculous

This sad luggage can't climb stairs and will phone you like a needy friend if you outrun it.