Tech

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.

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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The End of Waiting for the Restaurant Check Is Nigh

New iPhone app Cover will team up with restaurants to put the ability to pay at any time right on the customer's phone.

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Reuters

Watch Amtrak's Trains Move Along Their Routes in Real Time

The useful, clean, and customer-friendly service lets anyone follow how fast a train is moving at any given time.

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Matti Schneider

These Massive Data Facilities Could Be Targets of Government Spying

The physical infrastructure of the Internet presents tantalizing targets for the NSA and other eavesdropping agencies.

An Image of Everyone on Facebook

At our best, we are dots.

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Now Here's an Idea Well Worth Copying: 'LEED for Broadband'

If you're looking to launch a tech start-up in New York City, you'll want to check this first.

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It Takes Drivers 3 Months to Warm Up to Electric Vehicles

A trial in Berlin found that people stopped worrying their battery would run out after about 12 weeks with an EV.

Videos
NASA

Entrancing NASA Model Reveals the Feverish Future of Climate Change

Hotter, wetter weather and new droughts are shown in this weirdly undulating simulation of Earth's atmosphere.

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Why Skeptics Are Happy With Today's Big Climate Change Report

The IPCC's latest assessment is frightening... but it's also bolstering the claims of deniers. 

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New Yorkers Stay Out Later, Eat More Brunch Than San Franciscans

And other findings from a mobile app that tracks how people in different cities spend their time.

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Anselm Bradford

Which World Governments Are Most Likely to Snoop on Your Facebook?

The United States, Italy, and the United Kingdom are particularly good at obtaining private Facebook data, a new map reveals.

Taser Inc.

This Camera Weighs Less Than 4 Ounces and Can Reduce Complaints Against Police by 88 Percent

So why are law enforcement agencies refusing to use it?

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FourSquare

Dazzling Timelapse Videos of Millions of FourSquare Check-Ins

In six global cities.

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The Closest Look Yet at the Relative Energy Efficiency of Big Buildings

How do you reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of skyscrapers? For starters, make a chart. 

Reuters

Apple Maps Directed Drivers Onto an Actual Airport Taxiway

Oops.

Maps
MapBox and Eric Fischer

Mapping the World's Mapmakers, in 65,000 Hues

A detailed picture of one million contributors – and what they've contributed – to OpenStreetMap.