Tech

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A Better Bedbug Trap

After years of study (and thousands of bites), researchers may have discovered how to get the bloodsucking pests under control.

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The Most Cringeworthy Apps of 2014

Delete, delete, delete?

Sakker el Dekkene

In Beirut, Bringing Bribery Out Into the Open

A new crowd-sourcing platform gives Lebanese their first means of quantifying a scourge that's all around them.

Hernan Cazares

Welcome to the Startup Tijuana

With the violence of the drug war behind it, the border city is experiencing a boom of arts and startup activity, spurred by the group Reactivando Espacios.  

Google

The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.

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.

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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.

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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.

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America's Holiday Lights Can Be Seen from Space

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

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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.

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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.