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  • I am woman, hear me code
    Tech | Jul 2014

    I am woman, hear me code

    Even in the seemingly progressive world of high tech, women face outdated stereotypes. Female-friendly incubators are giving them a space to thrive.


  • Bleep, Boop, Zing!
    Tech | Jun 2014

    Bleep, Boop, Zing!

    A joke-telling robot might not sound very useful, but there’s a lot more to an automaton’s standup routine than making people laugh


  • Screen saviors
    Tech | May 2014

    Screen saviors

    It seems there are no problems too small for app developers to solve. But, in doing so, they may accidentally solve much larger ones, too.


  • Ifs, ands and bots
    Tech | Apr 2014

    Ifs, ands and bots

    Google’s breakneck acquisitions of robotics companies have sparked fevered speculation among gizmologists over what the tech giant is up to


  • There’s money in grumpy cat
    Tech | Mar 2014

    There’s money in grumpy cat

    How a college dropout made a killing as the world’s leading (and only) manager of Internet memes


  • The happy ending you asked for
    Tech | Feb 2014

    The happy ending you asked for

    Publishers and producers are studying audiences’ online metrics and giving the people what they want—for better or worse


  • The Next Old Thing
    Tech | Jan 2014

    The Next Old Thing

    Steampunk’s devotion to the mechanical used to seem eccentric; today, it could be the key to customizing your smartphone


  • Friends with Benefits
    Tech | Dec 2013

    Friends with Benefits

    A social networking site for scientists is helping the Internet fulfill its original mission


  • It’s All Connected
    Tech | Nov 2013

    It’s All Connected

    Pretty soon, even your trousers will have their own Twitter account


  • I, smartphone
    Tech | Oct 2013

    I, smartphone

    As we try to wrap our heads around Google Glass, a new generation of wearable computers is on the way. Will digital pills prove too much to swallow?


  • Give It To Me Straight
    Tech | Sep 2013

    Give It To Me Straight

    How Alan Alda, neighborhood bars and mime fit into an ongoing campaign to get scientists to tell it like it is


  • Stop the Presses
    Tech | Aug 2013

    Stop the Presses

    How the iPhone ushered in the end of the once-beloved button


  • Mr. Fix-It
    Tech | Jul 2013

    Mr. Fix-It

    An internet entrepreneur is trying to change the way we think about our disposable gadgets, one repaired smartphone at a time


  • Chop and Change
    Tech | Jun 2013

    Chop and Change

    How last week’s pasta is on track to become the next big thing in environmental sustainability


  • Still Life With Emulator
    Tech | May 2013

    Still Life With Emulator

    Computer history gets a reboot


  • The Pocket CPA
    Tech | Apr 2013

    The Pocket CPA

    Software remedies for tax season headaches


  • Roll Over, Galileo
    Tech | Mar 2013

    Roll Over, Galileo

    A new generation of citizen scientists is taking discovery out of the ivory tower and onto the street


  • Big Data Is Watching You
    Tech | Feb 2013

    Big Data Is Watching You

    A new generation of supercomputers is allowing us to process information in ways that were once unimaginable—and which remain unpredictable


  • What’s the Big Idea?
    Tech | Jan 2013

    What’s the Big Idea?

    Silicon Valley’s swashbuckling pioneers have given way to legions of tinkerers. One lifetime tech fanatic issues a call for a return to grand ambition.


  • (140) Character Study
    Tech | Dec 2012

    (140) Character Study

    Twitter revolutionized the way we communicate by allowing users to determine what it should be. But now that it’s decided to be something new—highly profitable—will twitter lose the very thing that made it special?


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