Tech

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.

How Livable Will Your Neighborhood Be as You Age?

The AARP's new “livability index” grades communities on seven resource areas that aging Americans will need.

Videos

The Elevator Ride to the Top of One World Trade Center Sweeps Through 515 Years of History

Visitors can watch Manhattan develop during the 47-second ride to the building's observation deck.

Google’s Virtual Tour of Abbey Road Studios Is Both Fascinating and Frustrating

The actual sounds of the studio don't get much attention in this otherwise delightful project.

Maps

A Gorgeous Atlas of New York Tree Species

Mapping 592,130 trees right down to trunk size.

The Case for Driverless Trains, By the Numbers

In 8 revealing facts and figures, plus 3 charts.

How Nairobi Built a Thriving Tech Community

Kenya's capital is home to a startup scene that makes a mission of improving lives of the urban poor.

The Future of the ATM in a World of Digital Money

With credit cards and mobile payments dominating commerce, the relevancy—and role—of the ATM is in flux.

The Key to Detroit's 'Bright Future' Goes Way Beyond Car Making

The city has a suite of emerging industries, from software development to computer design, that position it for economic growth.

The Company That's Helping Mass Transit Stand Up to Uber and Leap

TransLoc is building an on-demand system for transit agencies.

San Francisco Has a Robotic Sculpture You Control With Your Brain

"Neuroflowers" changes color and blossoms according to your mental focus.

Hanover's Bald Eagle Webcam Is Really Addictive

Gaze in wonder at Liberty and Freedom, their babies, and piles of gory fish.

Maps

Mapping the World's Startup Activity

Take a look at the startup scenes of Portugal, Toronto, Tel Aviv, and elsewhere with this new mapping tool.

The New York Car Service That Charges (Almost) Transit Prices

Via hopes to marry the convenience of a taxi with the cost of a bus.

Let's Give the World Clean Energy With Cow Vests

The "Cowolt" would use cattle's body heat to charge phones and lamps.

This Water-Generating Billboard Actually Grows Vegetables

Now you can have your roadside advertising and eat it, too.

Leave It to Denmark to Make a Sleek, Solar-Powered, Electric Bicycle

The Solar Bike can purr for 40 miles on sustainable energy.