March 2024

The hidden potential of bicycles

#bikes #tech

Silicon spikes take out 96% of virus particles

An international research team led by RMIT University has designed and manufactured a virus-killing surface that could help control disease spread in hospitals, labs and other high-risk environments.

#health #tech

We need to talk about Jakob

#tech #accessibility #ethics

October 2023

Pulpatronics tackles single-use electronics with paper RFID tags

#cool #tech

Marc Andreessen Is Wrong About Everything

The billionaire says he wants to lead a "techno-optimist" revolution. But he's too rich to understand that his belief system is stupid.

#tech #ethics

August 2023

Exhibition: Vintage Calculator Designs, 1968 - 1983

The first aspirational personal electronics

#vintage #tech #photos

July 2023

"The boom times are over."

#tech #business

January 2023

Apache® Appropriation

It is not uncommon to learn about non-Indigenous entities appropriating Indigenous culture but none of them are as large, prestigious, nor well-known as The Apache® Software Foundation is in software circles.

#tech #representation

December 2022

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.

#climate #tech #ethics

Credit cards as a legacy system

#finance #tech

November 2022

Age that kids acquire mobile phones not linked to well-being, says Stanford Medicine study

Stanford Medicine researchers did not find a connection between the age children acquired their first cell phone and their sleep patterns, depression symptoms or grades.

#youth #health #tech

September 2022

Craftspeople be like, "This is a simple 12-step mechanical repair job, only takes about three hours and common tools you can find in any specialty shop. Anyone can do it."

#tech #updates

August 2022

New glasses for the deaf and hard of hearing display subtitles while people speak

#health #tech

July 2022

This is How the Media is Misleading You on “Technology Addiction”

#tech #health #media

June 2022

Toronto wants to kill the smart city forever

#cities #tech

Your Smartwatch's Heart Rate Monitor Was Developed by a Furry

Dr. David Benaron is an inventor whose team at Stanford laid the groundwork for the optical heart rate monitor. He's also a cheetah named Spottacus.

#health #tech #fandom

Pourquoi les couleurs ont disparu au cinéma ?

#movies #tech #culture

March 2022

Analyzing Every Second of the Classic Dial-Up Modem Sound

#vintage #internet #tech

December 2021

The Future Is Not Only Useless, It’s Expensive

This is how NFTs make me feel: like the future is useless but expensive, and world-altering technology is now in the hands of a culture so aesthetically and spiritually impoverished that it should maybe go back to telling stories around the cooking fire for a while, just to remember how to mean something.

#tech #business #culture

The Great Offline

The concept of “offline” is built on the earlier concept of “wilderness,” inheriting its flaws and hazards

#tech #culture #history

November 2021

Here's Why Movie Dialogue Has Gotten More Difficult To Understand (And Three Ways To Fix It)

There's just one problem with all those excuses: movies aren't real. That's kind of the whole point, the reason why we go in the first place. And as a director, you don't just make stuff for yourself, but for the audience too. Snotty brats.

#movies #tech

We Don’t Have the Right: A Decolonized Approach to Innovation

#tech #politics

Europe must ban Bitcoin mining to hit the 1.5C Paris climate goal, say Swedish regulators

#climate #tech

October 2021

La montagne de déchets électroniques pèsera cette année plus que la Muraille de Chine

"As of this year, the mountain of electronic waste will weigh more than the Great Wall of China."

#tech #environment

Street Views

Long, stunning dive into the history of urban photography at the intersection of technology and society.

#photos #tech #vintage #society #cities

The race to save indigenous languages using automatic speech recognition

#language #representation #tech

June 2021

Why Is German Internet So Bad: True Answer

#germany #tech #politics

April 2021

The Return of the Automat

#food #tech #culture

March 2021

I have one of the most advanced prosthetic arms in the world — and I hate it

#health #tech

January 2021

Fostering a culture that values stability and reliability

#tech #culture

October 2020

The Theremin Is 100 Years Old; Celebrating The Spookiest Of Instruments

#cool #music #tech

August 2020

Working off-grid efficiently

#tech #environment

March 2020

Volunteers produce 3D-printed valves for life-saving coronavirus treatments

#pandemic #tech

February 2020

FDA clears ‘world’s first’ portable, low-cost MRI following positive clinical research

#health #tech

January 2020

I went to see a movie, and instead I saw the future

#tech #society

December 2019

Thomas Dolby's Very Different View Of Progress

#tech #music

September 2019

The Gravitational-Wave "Revolution" Is Underway

#space #science #tech

August 2019

Moscow's blockchain voting system cracked a month before election

#tech #politics #security

How a Cooling Vest Invented by a Furry Made Its Way Into the U.S. Military

#cool #tech #fandom

July 2019

Amputee can feel objects again with prosthetic arm inspired by Luke Skywalker

#health #tech

Teenager can walk again thanks to Dutch 3D printed spinal implant

#health #tech

Fitbits, other wearables may not accurately track heart rates in people of color

#health #tech #racism

June 2019

Debunked: The absurd story about smartphones causing kids to sprout horns

#youth #health #tech

Support networking

#tech #health #society

May 2019

These 400-Year-Old Rings Unfold to Reveal Astronomical Spheres

#middle ages #science #tech

April 2019

Vendors must start adding physical on/off switches to devices that can spy on us

#business #tech #privacy

Technology can't prevent hard border in Ireland if Brexit means customs controls, firms told

#uk #tech #politics

The first picture of a black hole opens a new era of astrophysics

#space #science #tech

January 2019

Worry less about children's screen use, parents told

#youth #health #tech

December 2018

The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn't a Technology

#climate #tech

November 2018

When Mr. Robot is Your Boss: Working under algorithms

#work #tech

October 2018

Peter Jackson Restored, Colorized 100 Hours of World War I Footage

#movies #tech #history

September 2018

Hologram Concert Tours Are Now a Real Thing, Starting With Roy Orbison

#music #tech

August 2018

How To Kill Your Tech Industry

In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism.

#tech #gender

March 2018

Smartphones Are Killing The Planet Faster Than Anyone Expected

#tech #climate #disaster

The Silicon Valley quest to preserve Stephen Hawking’s voice

#cool #tech #vintage

August 2017

Therapy Drones Are Helping Injured Falcons Fly Again

#animals #health #tech

July 2017

I Tried Soylent. It Didn’t Go Well.

#food #tech #health

June 2017

People in 1920s Berlin Nightclubs Flirted via Pneumatic Tubes

When real-world stuff is too implausible to put in a movie like Cabaret.

#culture #tech #history

Women in tech: Why Bulgaria and Romania are leading in software engineering

#tech #gender

Videotapes Are Becoming Unwatchable As Archivists Work To Save Them

#vintage #media #tech

March 2017

Portable 3D printer builds a tiny house for a tiny price

#housing #tech

March 2016

The problem with a technology revolution designed primarily for men

#gender #tech

February 2016

Joshua Browder's Bot for parking tickets

#law #tech

Big computers, big hair: the women of Bell Labs in the 1960s

#tech #gender #vintage

November 2015

Six Million Dollar Plant: Scientists grow cyborg roses

#nature #science #tech

October 2015

Processed meat and cancer – what you need to know

#food #tech #health

10 Incredible Stories of Non-CGI Filmmaking

#movies #tech

September 2015

Selling Out and the Death of Hacker Culture

#tech #culture

July 2015

Decoding the Medieval Volvelle

Made from circles of paper or parchment, the volvelle was part timepiece, part floppy disk, and part crystal ball

#tech #middle ages

Bulletproof, fireproof, environmentally friendly homes are being made from plastic bottles

#housing #tech

May 2015

My Cyborg Ear: How a Surgeon and Titanium Cured My Lifelong Deafness

#health #tech

March 2015

lcamtuf's blog: On journeys

#culture #tech #history

December 2014

Anouk’s New Creation: Intel Edison Based Spider Dress 2.0

#cool #tech #fashion

August 2014

Man 3-D Prints A Concrete Castle In His Backyard

#art #architecture #tech

July 2014

The Shitty Secret Behind All Those July 4th Hot Dogs

Factory hog farms dispose of millions of gallons of toxic pig waste every day by storing it in cesspools and spraying it into the air.

#food #tech #health

April 2014

Yours to cut out and keep

Microscopes made of paper may help the diagnosis of tropical diseases

#cool #science #tech

Brilliant WarkaWater Towers Collect Drinking Water from Thin Air in Ethiopia

#africa #environment #tech

March 2014

Report from education think tank calls for definition of digital literacy

#education #tech

January 2014

Old Tech, New Tech (Syria)

#middle east #war #tech

October 2013

Scientists invent artificial BLOOD made of water, salt and protein that works in mice

#health #tech

August 2013

Nasdaq crash triggers fear of data meltdown

Digital infrastructure exceeding limits of human control, industry experts warn

#finance #tech

July 2013

The Writer Automaton, Switzerland

#cool #vintage #tech

May 2013

New York City Plans to Fix Its Crumbling Harbors Using 3D-Printed Concrete

#cities #architecture #tech

March 2013

A Brief History of Book Vending Machines

#books #tech

What Is the Business of Literature?

As technology disrupts the business model of traditional publishers, the industry must imagine new ways of capturing the value of a book.

#books #publishing #tech

“Download this gun”: 3D-printed semi-automatic fires over 600 rounds

#war #tech

February 2013

First mind-reading implant gives rats telepathic power

#cool #animals #tech

A Victorian Era Pocket Watch Spy Camera

#cool #vintage #tech

January 2013

The Android of Albertus Magnus

#cool #vintage #tech

On Artifacts Future and Past

#art #history #space #tech #culture

November 2012

Bionic hand makes amputee 'feel human again' – video

#health #tech #media