Amazon, a Friendly Giant as Long as It’s Fed
Amazon has become the most powerful force in the book business—but is the company helping an old medium adapt to the digital era or simply building a monopoly?
—Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT
Can the World’s Most Promising Electric-Car Battery Be Saved?
Interesting story about how a much-hyped battery technology’s star might be fading, much to the chagrin of the big automakers that bet on it.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
You Gotta Read This!
John Borthwick looks at the data and finds a dichotomy: digital readers are skimming and reposting, while also spending more time on longer pieces.
—Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, business reports
World Cup Moments Re-Created in 8-Bit Art
Brazilian artist supplies plenty of giggle-worthy images by transforming World Cup soccer moments into Atari-style illustrations.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant
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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