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  • Rise of the Mini Makers
    Tech | Oct 2014

    Rise of the Mini Makers

    How 3-D printing, the most transformative technological innovation of our time, is taking toy production back to basics


  • Hard Choices
    Tech | Oct 2014

    Hard Choices

    A new line of intentionally irritating products aims to encourage more responsible decision making


  • 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    Even in the seemingly progressive world of high tech, women face outdated stereotypes.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


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