Technology

Zac Ong

Pardon Me, But These Lasers and Blinking Lights Mean You Are Standing Too Close

Let strangers know they're invading your personal space with this annoying little gadget.

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This Armored Wallpaper Can Stop People from Stealing Your Wi-Fi

Researchers in Grenoble, France, have developed a wallpaper that blocks wireless internet signals from leaking out of your home.

New York City: The Nation's Second Leading Tech Hub

In the last few years, New York has risen to prominence in the world of tech start-ups.

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Why Microsoft Chose New York City

Another step in New York's rise as an urban center for tech.

Map of the Day: The Digital Neighborhood

What Foursquare can teach us about how people use a city.

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Which U.S. City Had the Best April Fool's Prank?

Etsy acquired the city of Portland; Boulder's electric company cut off service for residents who voted against it; Philadelphia unveiled a pedestrian lane for distracted texters.

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Why Twitter Chose Berlin

The city's affordability and edgy culture is helping turn it into a world-class high-tech center.

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The Sad Truth About Food-Delivering Robots

The failure of San Francisco's "TacoCopter" is just one example of how we are failing at creating a functional, robotic delivery boy.

Irene Posch

Fashion Accessory of the Day: Light-Up Bicycling Gloves

These LED-studded gloves not only look nifty, but could save lives, too.

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Google: Please Use These Supercute People Movers on Your Campus

Pretty please with sugar on top?

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Cool Combination of the Day: Austin + Apple

The company will build a swank new tech campus in the city, bringing in 3,600 new jobs.

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The 20 Characters You'll Meet on Every Neighborhood Email List

The longtime resident, the dog-poop vigilante and 18 other archetypes.

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'Taking Back the Town From the Automobile'

A clever idea for reclaiming the suburbs from endless driving.

Map of the Day: How People Travel Around a City

An artist and cartographer lays out 10,000 tweets to map cities' most popular routes.