The Indian Sanitary Pad Revolutionary
This story of an Indian man’s obsessive quest to develop a less expensive sanitary napkin must be read to be believed.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
German Companies Take Back the Power (WSJ paywall)
The Wall Street Journal has an interesting piece on how German companies are increasingly going off the grid and generating their own electricity.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
A Vast Hidden Surveillance Network Runs Across America, Powered by the Repo Industry
Police surveillance isn’t the only issue; the practice of repo men using license-plate scanners to find possible targets is mushrooming, and feeding into national databases revealing the location of cars and their owners.
—David Talbot, chief correspondent
When State-of-the-Art Is Second Best
Pressure-sensitive robotic hands and other recent advances in prosthetic technology are exciting, but for many amputees, low-tech options are still the best fit.
—Susan Young, biomedicine editor
Privacy at Peril: From One Tweet, a Full-blown Hack
An interesting tale about how easily our lives can be “hacked” by anyone who’s starting with just a little online information, much of which we put on the Web ourselves.
—Rachel Metz, IT editor, Web & social media
Wired’s Guide to Music in 2014
The March 2014 issue of Wired magazine offers a guide to grooving out.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant
The Newsonomics of Newsweek’s Pricey Relaunch
Don’t miss this Nieman Journalism Lab analysis of Newsweek’s print relaunch and its risky new revenue strategy.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook?
Robot vacuum companies say your images are safe, but a sprawling global supply chain for data from our devices creates risk.
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023
These exclusive satellite images show that Saudi Arabia’s sci-fi megacity is well underway
Weirdly, any recent work on The Line doesn’t show up on Google Maps. But we got the images anyway.
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