New York City and California have begun to offer up their GIS files to anyone who wants them, and early results are amazing.
Let's take a look back at the ambitious 1930s plan to erect this monstrosity over the city.
Urban Buddy helps travelers draw wisdom from veteran city residents in real-time.
Valley fever is hard to diagnose, even harder to treat, and potentially fatal—and the number of cases is rising dramatically.
U.S. households use more energy for A/C than the rest of the world combined. But that's changing, fast.
A new system tracks food illness by parsing mountains of geo-tagged data.
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.
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.