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This year’s Daytona 500 was a beta test for the future of NASCAR

The empathy layer

Can an app that lets strangers — and bots — become amateur therapists create a safer internet?

Signal Boost

Demand for secret messaging apps is rising as Trump takes office

Cracking the elaborate code

Why body language holds the key to virtual reality

DeRay Mckesson on Black Lives Matter and building tools for digital activism

“For so many people, what woke them up was a tweet or a Facebook post.”

Gene editing will transform cancer treatment

Marc Andreessen: flying cars are closer than you think

Perfecting your digital assistant

Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what?

Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what?

EA's CEO on why your life is about to be a video game

Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, believes games in 2021 will be more diverse, more accessible, and simply more inescapable. Your smartphone and your game console will help you play with friends and strangers across the globe, but so might your virtual reality headset, your augmented reality glasses, or just the screen on your smart fridge.

CMU's Head of Machine Learning on how humanity and AI will be inseparable

While some predict mass unemployment or all-out war between humans and artificial intelligence, others foresee a less bleak future.

Google X's Astro Teller on why delivery drones will mean the end of ownership

For the past five years the face of Google X has been Astro Teller, the so-called "Captain of Moonshots." For him, X is not a lab that churns out immediately useable technology or marketable products, but a place where innovation is "systemized" — imagine Henry Ford’s assembly line, but for ideas.

TaskRabbit's CEO on why people will still power an AI workforce

Five to 10 years from now, in my home, things will be largely solved so that I can spend more time with my family. You can imagine a world where you often spend time thinking about all the things that you need to do, but there will be so much automation that some of those things will be figured out for you.

The US Secretary of Transportation on a driverless America

New York has a new way to track deadly storms

We're bad at tracking deadly storms, but New York has a new way to see them coming

Google Pixel review: Home run

Android by Google

Speak, Memory

When her best friend died, she rebuilt him using artificial intelligence

PlayStation VR review: When good enough is great

PlayStation VR is unapologetically eye-catching

The inside story of Google’s bold bet on hardware

The inside story of Google’s bold bet on hardware

Rise of the RoboMasters

We went to China's Silicon Valley to see the front lines of the robot wars

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus review

The future in disguise

Welcome to Uberville

Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time

Rewriting the tablet

How Lenovo brought a dream design to life

All Queens Must Die

On Santa Cruz Island, they killed the cows, sheep, and bees. Now it’s time to finish the job

Train to Nowhere

How Cincinnati tried, and failed, to build one of America’s first subways

Welcome to AirSpace

How Silicon Valley helps spread the same sterile aesthetic across the world

Facebook takes flight

Inside the test flight of Facebook’s first internet drone

Facebook 2026

Mark Zuckerberg on his plan to bring the internet to every human on earth

Eat, Pay, Love

A new app lets women charge for a night out. Will dating join the on-demand economy?

How Mr. Robot’s creator took the reins of season two

How Mr. Robot’s creator took the reins of season two

Exclusive: Why Microsoft is betting its future on AI

Inside Satya Nadella’s plan to outsmart Google

Dream Park

My partner and I step through a portal and into a bright, vaguely Mayan temple. I pick up a torch to light the way, and we set off on our adventure: over the course of less than ten minutes, we find a hidden passage,

E-Waste Empire

New York City discards millions of pounds of dead electronics each year. We follow its path from shelf to shredder

An exclusive look inside Microsoft’s plan to turn your Xbox into a PC

An exclusive look inside Microsoft’s plan to turn your Xbox into a PC

Duncan Jones went through personal hell while making Warcraft — and survived

Duncan Jones went through personal hell while making Warcraft — and survived

GoPro needs a hero

Can a shift to software save the action camera giant?

Dinner is Shipped

From Blue Apron to Plated, the definitive ranking of meals delivered in boxes

Criminal charges

A Bitter Pill

Josiah Zayner’s gut was making his life hell — so he embarked on an extreme DIY fecal transplant