Roger Wei

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The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

This Intelligent Housesitter May Render Old Security Systems Homeless

The spy cam-like Canary keeps a watchful eye–texting, live-streaming–on your place while you’re out.<p>Canary may be the self-described “first smart home security device,” but the gadget-and-app duo actually behaves more like an efficient and reassuring house sitter. Unusual movement in your living …

Uncanny Portraits Visualize The Power of Genetics

“Genetics Are Awesome” uses an ingenious split-screen effect to show how heritable traits get passed down.<p>A prominent technology columnist got science journalists into a tizzy last week when she proclaimed that she was a creationist. She probably didn’t really mean it, but the next time someone …

Disney’s Crazy Invention Lets You Feel Phantom Objects Floating In Air

You know how Kinect lets you interact with virtual objects? A groundbreaking project called Aireal lets you feel them, too.<p>Microsoft’s Kinect is an amazing device. It can track virtually any motion you make, allowing your real body to interact with an amazing invented world. There’s just one catch: …

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Japan Is Counting on Friendly Robots to Save Its Economy

They're friends. They're musicians. They're factory labor. And they're pretty cute.<p>Japan's space agency announced today that it will be sending a small robot named "Kirobo" into outer space (paywall) to keep Japanese astronauts company. Engineers fashioned the pint-sized robot to be cute, attentive …

Cover Story: Bert and Ernie’s “Moment of Joy”

“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist behind next week’s cover, “Moment of Joy.” Hunter, who originally submitted his image, unsolicited, to a Tumblr, continued, “This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”<p><i>See</i> …

Glittering, unlooted 1,200-year-old royal tomb found in Peru

Gold and silver riches from more than a millennium ago have been found in Peru, within what appears to be the first unlooted tomb of South America's Wari civilization, researchers reported Thursday.<p>The dramatic find was unveiled at a news conference at the El Castillo de Huarmey archaeological …

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With $15 Million In Funding, What’s Next For The Team Behind Paper?

FiftyThree, the studio that created one of the iPad’s best apps, just landed $15 million in funding. We talked to the team about what they’re planning next.<p>It was never destined to be just another iPad app. Paper, by FiftyThree, was built from the psychological remnants of Microsoft’s beloved, …

Inside Pixar’s Leadership

There were plenty of high profile people at the Economist event in March, but hands down the best session was a simple interview with Ed Catmull, the …

The Amazing Apple Clothing Collection From 1986

These Young Afghan Women Are Launching Media Companies To Make Their Voices Heard Through a lifestyle magazine and a women-run television station, …