Crippled ports. Paralyzed corporations. Frozen government agencies. How a single piece of code crashed the world.
Buried in media scholar Jonathan Albright's research was proof of a massive political misinformation campaign. Now he's taking on the the world's b...
Alex Vardakostas has been on a decade-long quest to build a robot that can prepare the perfect cheeseburger. It could also put his family out of work.
One couple thought they held the secret to building a new decentralized utopia. On the way, they plunged into a new kind of hell. A crypto-tragedy ...
How the Oculus founder, along with ex-Palantir executives, plans to reinvent national security, starting with Trump's agenda.
For 35 years, researchers have been trying to beat the virus that causes AIDS. For just as long, Burt Dorman has been saying he has a faster way.
Thanks to advances in neonatal care, Baby Boy Green joined a generation of premature babies whose survival would have been unimaginable a generatio...
The idealistic entrepreneur turns wild experiences into viral videos into actual science into a going business concern.
For decades Margit Wennmachers has quietly shaped the world's hottest startups. Now Andreessen Horowitz's secret weapon must reckon with the era of...
What’s astounding about Kal Turnbull's brainchild is that no single radioactive topic—not Trump, Brexit, sex, guns—has overrun the subreddit.
China is taking the idea of a credit score to the extreme, using big data to track and rank what you do—your purchases, your pastimes, your mistakes.
A rare court case exposes the all-too-common horror of online harassment that followed when one woman broke off a relationship.
We sent William Gibson to Singapore to see whether that clean dystopia represents our techno future.
Veteran tech journalist Mark Frauenfelder tries everything, including hypnosis, to recover a small fortune from a locked bitcoin device.
The tech economy runs on highly purified polysilicon. It’s pricey and difficult to trace. Two Alabama factory workers found it surprisingly easy to...
As the federal disaster agency dives into hurricane Harvey cleanup, its weird Cold War legacy remains hidden—and relevant.
For months, he recorded his dying father's life story. Then he used it to re-create his dad as an AI.