Can I Post a Photo of a Bad Driver?
On the ethics of “digilantism.”
Thanks to Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata, We’re All Gamers Now
A nice piece about the legacy of the games industry pioneer who sadly passed away this month.
When Your Manicure Comes Alive
Is the world ready for 3-D-printed fingernails?
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
How Spyware Peddler Hacking Team Was Publicly Dismantled
How the secrets of a company that sells hacking and surveillance tools to disreputable governments were spilled when it became a hacking victim itself.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
Mapping Every Single Job in the U.S.
A visual documentation of America’s employment according to race.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
The Women Who Rule Pluto
The way I learned the planetary mnemonic was: “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas”—not my very energetic, or enthusiastic, or emphatic mother, which is how it sometimes goes. By that same token, I was thrilled to learn that more women than ever played a crucial role in this NASA mission.
—Julia Sklar, intern
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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