Smart phones

Reuters

Now You Can Hire a Prostitute Like You Hire an Uber

In Germany, at least.

ESURANCE

Will This Tiny Tool Stop Teens From Texting While Driving?

At the very least, it gives parents god-like knowledge of their teen's driving habits. 

Shutterstock

How Instagram Alters Your Memory

A cautionary note about constant digital photography.

Flickr/davitydave

What the Rise of Technology Has to Do With the Decline of Driving

A lot.

MIT Senseable City Lab

The Future of Personal Drone Navigation Is Here

For the particularly cartographically challenged.

MapBox

Map the iPhone Users In Any City, And You Know Where the Rich Live

What our devices can tell us about the geographic divisions of urban wealth.

Shutterstock

Don't Worry About Kids and Touch Screens, Worry About the Parents

Smart phones can help manage the tedium of parenting. But they also isolate us from a lot of the joy.

Shutterstock

Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make GPS Work for India

A "classic example of copy-pasting a first world solution in an emerging economy."

Embark

Why Losing Google Maps on the iPhone Is a Good Thing

Apple Maps is so flawed it's forcing users to discover even better, city-specific alternatives.

StreetMuseum

Can Our Smart Phones Convince Us to Walk More?

How Americans might be able to leverage technology to get back in our pedestrian groove.

Drift

An App to Help You Lose Yourself in the City

Drift wants you to "unfamiliarize" yourself in familiar places.

Shutterstock

How Smart Phones Are Turning Our Public Places Into Private Ones

Smart phones have given us a lot of great benefits, but this is not one of them.

Re*Public

Virtual Murals for Real-Life Buildings

The new frontier of augmented reality apps comes to urban art.