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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The odd coincidence of stagnating wages and a measure of productivity that excludes machines.
Power, economics and the Uncanny Valley.
Three insurmountable barriers have held back consumer AR - until now
The smaller tracking devices become, the more applications they find.
A Japanese researcher draws inspiration from slime mold cognition
Attempts to verify the utility of languages stifle innovation.
Scratch, Jr. is aimed at children who have yet to learn their ABCs.
The effort combines a variety of data-driven approaches.