How the internet is clogging up city streets

Traffic in New York is slowing down. Jams are endemic in Manhattan, especially in its business districts. Daytime traffic in the busiest areas now moves almost 20% more slowly...

The Right to be Forgotten online easily

As of June 2014, Google has established a form where people can request removals, as our story explains: How Google’s New “Right To Be Forgotten” Form Works. Bing has...

Center for Humane Technology

Technology is hijacking our minds and society. Technology that tears apart our common reality and truth, constantly shreds our attention, or causes us to feel isolated makes it impossible to...

Google Lens

A preview of Google Lens, which lets you use your phone's camera to search for info, will be available in the Google Photos app for iOS this week.   READ MORE...

MIT gadget tests multiple artificial organs

If you want to see how a proposed drug affects human physiology, your options are limited — and usually you end up using mice, which are in many ways...

Is China’s space laser for real?

China's space broom isn't the Death Star super laser. It's an orbiting satellite with a laser only powerful enough to heat up pieces of space junk, so that they...

17 People Who Changed the Internet

In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, created one of the first commercially successful personal computers. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to...

These 6 electric cars will pose the biggest threat to Tesla’s Model 3

After receiving hundreds of thousands of pre-orders for its much-hyped Model 3 electric sedan, Tesla has struggled to build and deliver the car on time. Tesla CEO Elon Musk...

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is,...

20 Most-Watched TV Finales of All Time

It's a sad day when a beloved television series goes off the air. Here are 20 shows that did just that, starting with the most-watched TV episode of all...