Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It
Hackers remotely kill the gas on a Jeep speeding down a Missouri highway to make an alarming point about the security of cars, which have long been computerized but are now often connected to the Internet.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips
My favorite interactive map graphic of the summer.
—Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports
Dire Climate Warning Raises Questions, Not Answers
The new and alarming James Hansen-led study of sea level rise that has sparked much comment and argument this week is “provocative and intriguing but rife with speculation and ‘what if’ scenarios,” says a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research—and it’s unlikely to influence policy.
—Richard Martin, senior editor, energy
A Trip Inside MakerBot’s New 3-D-Printing Factory
MakerBot just opened a factory, double the size of any of their other warehouses, in Brooklyn, New York.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
How an Unlikely Hollywood Juggernaut Came to Rule Netflix
A profile of the ubiquitous Duplass brothers.
—Megan Barnett, deputy editor
Meet a Man Who Has Had an Invisible Girlfriend for the Last Three Months
This story is an interesting look at the promise/perils of a service that uses a rotating cast of people to simulate the experience of communicating with a boyfriend/girlfriend.
—Rachel Metz, senior editor, mobile
Scientists Are Hoarding Data and it’s Ruining Medical Research
Evidence-based medicine suffers when half of all clinical trial data isn’t publicly available.
—Anna Nowogrodzki, 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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