Don’t Be Surprised If Your TV Soon Seems to Know Everything About Your Politics
Ready or not, targeted television advertising may be a key feature of the next presidential election.
Drilling Surprise Opens Door to Volcano-Powered Electricity
In 2009 the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project unexpectedly drilled into a magma chamber. Instead of plugging it up, scientists experimented with using its heat to generate electricity. Now they’ve published their results.
—Molly Frey, senior software engineer
#SOTU2014: See the State of the Union Address Minute by Minute on Twitter
An interesting visualization of reactions shared on Twitter during Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
“Why Is Pennsylvania So Haunted?” The U.S. According to Autocomplete
Google search, mapped out according to our United States.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant
Go, Indie, Go. Will Networked Podcasts Get You There?
“The great podcast grab of 2013”: A primer on the revival of public media producers’ long-sought goal to monetize podcasts.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
The Newsonomics of Why Everyone Seems to Be Starting a News Site
Nieman Journalism Lab distills where which players in online media have transplanted themselves to pioneer which news startups: “They’re all seizing a moment in digital news history.”
What Happened to the New Internet?
Buzzfeed’s take on why the dream of the so-called “New Internet” is now, seemingly, deferred.
Telling Stories About the Future of Journalism
At the New Yorker, George Packer wonders what Ezra Klein’s move to Vox Media really means for the future of journalism on the Web.
How QuarkXPress Became a Mere Afterthought in Publishing
A graphic designer recounts how Adobe’s InDesign toppled a technology that was alienating its users—ultimately to start alienating its own.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
Forget dating apps: Here’s how the net’s newest matchmakers help you find love
Fed up with apps, people looking for romance are finding inspiration on Twitter, TikTok—and even email newsletters.
How AI is reinventing what computers are
Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
We reviewed three at-home covid tests. The results were mixed.
Over-the-counter coronavirus tests are finally available in the US. Some are more accurate and easier to use than others.
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