Tech

The Future of Art Has a Propeller

Drone graffiti, drone photography, drone Instagram, and more.

7 Benefits and 1 Huge Problem With a World of Driverless Taxis

Perhaps the biggest win: no more on-street parking.

L.A.'s Love/Hate Relationship With Waze Continues

One councilmember is pushing the city to partner with the app to reduce congestion on residential streets.

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Mapping Every City’s Most Scenic Routes, One Photo at a Time

The "Geotaggers' World Atlas" follows the path of Flickr images.

Simulate the Experience of Actually Having a Friend With the 'Selfie Arm'

Get ready to cringe.

Videos

Montreal's Interactive 375th Birthday Party Plans

An "augmented reality" app and series of short films—projected on city infrastructure—will tell the story behind Quebec's biggest city.

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How Amateur Mappers Are Helping Recovery Efforts In Nepal

A crowdsourcing satellite-imagery site that made headlines when Malaysian Flight 370 disappeared last year is now being used to plot parts of Kathmandu in need of aid.

How the Microtransit Movement Is Changing Urban Mobility

The good and the bad of all these new flexible ride services.

What Good Is a Video You Can't See?

Police body cameras are meant to be a tool of public accountability. But even experts can't agree on how to make sure that happens.

How Twitter Maps Can Be Useful During Disasters

They may not provide comprehensive information, but they can help save lives.

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Forget Noise-Cancelling Headphones: Just Listen to Wikipedia Being Edited

Zen out with hi-tech ambient sound.

How Tel Aviv Used Technology to Change the Way Citizens Interact With Local Government

DigiTel, a project launched in 2013, is an "e-government" app and a smart card, all in one.

A Guide-Dog Discrimination Lawsuit Against Uber Will Move Forward

In response to a wave of ADA-related complaints about Uber and similar companies, a new ruling could raise the accountability bar for ride-hailing services.

Americans Are on the Fence About Open Data

They have mixed feelings on whether or not it will improve governance.

The Department of Homeland Security Is Coming to Silicon Valley

The agency hopes a new satellite office will strengthen its relationship with the tech industry.

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The Complete History of Paris Record Stores, From 1890 to 1960

Disquaires de Paris traces the history of vinyl record retail in the French capital.

Move Over Segway, Here's an Electric Unicycle

The Unio is agile and takes up less space than a bike. Unfortunately, it's still a unicycle.

De Blasio's Vision for New York: Broadband for All by 2025

That goal is part of the mayor's forthcoming "One New York" equity initiative.