Tech

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.

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.

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

852 Instagram photos from 852 different users.

Why the Last Unconnected Places Are Worth Keeping That Way

In praise of powering down.

Mexico Uses Deaf People to Monitor Surveillance Cameras

This clever pilot program has garnered international attention.

This Amazing Billboard Interacts With Planes That Fly Over It

Finally, an awesome use of surveillance technology. 

Videos

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.

Beijing's Smog: 'It Felt Like Living Near Massive Forest Fires'

Before going to China, I was blasé about the country's famous air pollution. I was completely unprepared for how bad it was.

Who Needs Central Heat When You Live Above a Subway Shaft?

A smart plan to warm homes with heat recycled from the London Underground.

Now You Can Fool Commuters With Customized London Tube Service Signs

"Please be aware that the new Die Hard move is being filmed here today. Be alert for fireballs, floods, and bad acting."

A Decade of Monster Hurricanes

Dramatic images of seven record-setting hurricanes from the last decade.

This Virtual Tour of Venice Is So Good, You'll Feel Like You're Actually There

Google has mapped the floating city's bridges, canals, and narrow alleys. 

Seattle Presses Pause on Its Mass Surveillance Plans

If only temporarily. 

Team Hired to Photograph Florida's Beaches for Google Street View Traumatized by Nudists

Just what kind of weird stuff did those cameras pick up?