This high school student is changing the world, one tree at a time

Image: pixabay Most high school students will tell you that kids their age probably don’t have the best track record when it comes to community service; in...

Google’s Compute Engine now lets you choose between CPU platforms

Google is updating its Compute Engine cloud computing service today with a number of new features that are especially interesting to users who need high-performance processors and/or...

Emma Watson’s ‘The Circle’ bravely suggests that constant surveillance might have some downsides

Emma Watson frowns at social media in The Circle. There's rich material to be mined from the premise of The Circle, a new thriller set in the...

KidPass raises $5.1 million for its children’s activity subscription service

KidPass, a monthly membership program that gives parents access to a variety of kid-friendly activities across their city, has raised $5.1 million in Series A funding, the...

The iPhone almost looked completely different, and, well, it’s not good

And oldie but a goodie. You love your iPhone: the form factor, the user interface, the just straight-up coolness of it all. But a peek into the...

Pattern recognition

I helped work on a thing last weekend that I can’t write about, yet, and then last week I found my way to San Jose for Nvidia’s...

With new realities to build, Unity positioned to become tech giant

Playing god has never been a particularly strange ambition for Silicon Valley. Even so, there are few verticals filled with more utopian dreams than the studios and...

Photo of Republican congressman on the roof is too good not to meme

Darrell Issa vs Michael Scott on roof. We've reached a point in life where rather than being surprised by bizarre political events, the internet simply embraces them....

The internet bands together to decipher a woman’s last video of her mom

The internet is filled with unspeakable terrors, but every now and then something beautiful happens online. "Can anyone lipread?" Redditor bridget90 asked the subreddit r/videos. "This is...

‘S-town’ isn’t ‘Serial,’ but it’s as bingeable

Image: andrea morales Remember that magical fall of 2014 when all everyone could talk about was Serial? The murder mystery podcast from This American Life happened to...