How Steve Jobs designed the most promising product Microsoft has ever launched.
I’m a contributing editor at MIT Technology Review. Until recently I blogged the converging crises of the 21st century for Grist. I report for Wired and Scientific American, and I’ve got projects cooking for The BBC, The Atlantic and Smithsonian.
Lately I’ve been helping friends launch an experiment in alternate funding models for science and environment-focused media, called MajorPlanet.
In another life I was a crayfish neuroscientist specializing in functional and anatomical studies via Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
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Twitter answers the question "What technology from science fiction would you most like to see as science fact?"
The apparent cheapness of information was only a temporary effect of the dawn of the Internet age.
Privacy protection firm SafeShepherd reveals the "scummiest" of the online data brokers.
"Alot was been hard" by Janetlw Bauie is a masterpiece of machine-generated unintentional comedy.
Pseudoscientific "earthing" connects you directly to your building's electrical system.
Hackers can now access the many sites on which we used the same password as LinkedIn.
The Internet is both a utility and a medium. Only one of these things is exciting.
Stuxnet and Flame show that governments can weaponize what used to be the sole domain of hackers.
A Times exposé suggests that the White House failed to consider how our own cyberweapons would be used against us.