Tech

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Benedikt Groß and Joseph Lee

The Deeply Private Information Hidden in Plain Sight

A project mapping every pool in Los Angeles raises awkward questions about the tradeoff between privacy and big, public data.

Reuters

How Digicell Brought Cell Service to the Remotest Countries on Earth

And what it'll do now that it's run out of places to go.

Akuppa John Wigham/Flickr

Apps for the Elderly

Tricycles, computer magnets, and other technologies that could help people grow old comfortably.

Reuters

Across Europe, a Growing Sense That Legalized Prostitution Isn't Working

France has just made buying sex illegal, and the rest of the continent will be watching.

Knight Foundaiton

The Rise of Civic Tech

Technology is poised to seriously disrupt some of the last remaining domains: government, city hall, and your neighborhood.

Honda

In the Future, We Will All Scoot Around on Robotic Stools

That's the vision of Honda, anyway, which has invented a Segway-like pedestal for personal mobility.

Please, Allow Yahoo! Autocomplete to Insult Your City

This wonderfully poisonous map shows what Yahoo!'s search engine thinks of places, such as "Chicago is so two years ago" and "Philadelphia is ugly."

Flickr/TAKA@P.P.R.S

Serious Foursquare Users Interact With Public Space in a Totally Different Way

The technology can make it easier to approach strangers, and alter our sense of belonging.

Our Memories Are Geo-Tagged

New research shows that the brain's "place cells" fire when we recall an event.

A New Census App Tells You Where You Should Be Living

Plug in key information about your preferences, and Dwellr will start looking for your new home.

Maps

Misery, Mapped: A Thanksgiving Travel Guide

A storm is bringing flight delays and cancellations across the country over the busiest travel days of the year. Track the agony with this infographic.

Terry Hope

The Quest for a Super-Light Electric Bike Powered by Solar Panels

This prototype "green" e-cycle can creep forward on the power of the sun alone, no battery required.

Thomas Jullien

Travel Around the World With This 2-Minute Instagram Short Film

852 Instagram photos from 852 different users.

Shutterstock

Why the Last Unconnected Places Are Worth Keeping That Way

In praise of powering down.

REUTERS

Mexico Uses Deaf People to Monitor Surveillance Cameras

This clever pilot program has garnered international attention.

British Airways

This Amazing Billboard Interacts With Planes That Fly Over It

Finally, an awesome use of surveillance technology. 

Videos
Thompson & Morgan

New at the Nursery: Tomato + Potato = TomTato

One well-designed plant, meeting all your garden needs.

Photos

Panoramic Group Photos: The Selfies of the Early 20th Century

How the introduction of new technology led the entire country to take basically the same photograph.