The city canceled its plans to use its trash cans to track people as they walked by with their smartphones.
Since the emergence of E-Z Pass twenty years ago, toll passes have remained largely a regional game. Not for long.
Jason Ahrns searches at night for huge, mysterious eruptions of sparks that appear high over thunderstorms.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
A new radar system can show us exactly how much rain is falling in a given spot.
The furniture giant's 2014 catalog lets shoppers "place" virtual furniture around their homes. That idea was prophesied in 1999's Fight Club.
Meet the "SkySweeper."
The sharing economy moves into a new niche: dinner. Will queasy eaters and regulators buy in?
Drive by that Taco Bell every day? Maybe you want to try a Doritos Loco taco.
Blame the wet wipes.
Rejoice, Bay Area residents: There's now a high-tech way to plot a course around the city's ridiculously steep hills.
With the new Hi app, users can submit stories or pictures of any spot.
A spate of new blogs seek out the underbelly of Paris, London and Berlin.
Time Warner and CBS are locked in a dispute over transmission fees.
It's a celebration of cafecito, Cuban culture, and the city's area code.
It's a pretty impressive snapshot of the transportation networks of large stretches of the globe.
Plotting the ages of every structure in the borough.
A start-up has recruited hundreds of dinner party hosts across Europe and South America. It's coming to New York -- will it succeed?
The frontier of online retail keeps getting weirder.