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Hundreds of Portuguese Buses and Taxis Are Also Wi-Fi Routers - MIT Technology Review

A massive mobile Wi-Fi network that could be a model for many cities was launched in the city of Porto, Portugal, this fall. Buses and taxis are …

Wi-Fi

The Huge, Unseen Operation Behind the Accuracy of Google Maps

The maps we use to navigate have come a long way in a short time. Since the '90s we've gone from glove boxes stuffed with paper maps to floorboards …

Brazil Is Keeping Its Promise to Avoid the U.S. Internet

Brazil was not bluffing last year, when it said that it wanted to disconnect from the United States-controlled internet due to the NSA's obscenely …

The iPad Mini Is the New iPod Touch

Apple's annual iPad event is upon us. The company is expected to release updated versions of the iPad Air and iPad mini, both with Touch ID, faster …

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

How social media is reshaping news

The ever-growing digital native news world now boasts about 5,000 digital news sector jobs, according to our recent calculations, 3,000 of which are …

Google Balloons Take Flight In Vast Remote Broadband Launch

The secretive Google X operation sees itself as firmly on target with a plan to launch high altitude Internet-transmitting balloons across the southern hemisphere, as it aims to provide wireless coverage to billions of people in remote areas.<p>Google has said that by next year it aims to have a …

How wearables are already delivering the news

<b>Credit: By lawrencegs on Flickr. Some rights reserved.</b><p>With Samsung unveiling its latest smart watch, Samsung Gear S, and Apple announcing the Apple …

Google Glass

Facebook updates its algorithm (yet) again. Here’s what to expect.

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr/Paz.ca<p>It seems like Facebook’s favorite pastime is messing with its algorithm, to the terror of brands, media, …

Smartwatches

Designer or journalist: Who shapes the news you read in your favorite apps?

A new study looks at how engineers and designers from companies like Storify, Zite, and Google News see their work as similar — and different — from traditional journalism.<p>What are the ethics of platform design? One of the reasons that Facebook study on user emotions was so controversial is that it …

How Apple Is Invading Our Bodies

<i>For the full story, read this week’s TIME magazine.</i><p>With the unveiling of the Apple Watch Tuesday in Cupertino, California, Apple is attempting to put …

Apple Watch

Big-screened phones are taking bigger bites out of the handset market, study says

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Ahead of Apple’s expected release of two iPhones with bigger screens, a fair question to ask is how many people actually want …

The Future of Mobile Apps for News

<i>The modern smartphone is 7 years old and yet, when it comes to designing mobile applications, we are still barely scratching the surface. Today we’ll</i> …

What The 'Spiral of Silence' Tells Us About Social Networks

Social networks are in some ways having the opposite effect of what their inventors probably intended to create. People are living increasingly in echo chambers where they only hear opinions that match their own, and are less likely to express contrary opinions for fear of being shouted down by …

A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet

Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that …

How a Norwegian public radio station is using Snapchat to connect young listeners with news

“A lot of people check their phones before they get out of the bed in the morning, and they check social media before the news sites.”<p>In 2011, the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK set the world record for the longest single television show by broadcasting a cruise ship traversing the country’s …

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books<p>A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research …

The Evolution of Texting in Television and Film

Texting is quickly becoming our favorite form of communication — even in movies.<p>YouTube channel Every Frame a Painting explores the evolution of how …

The Other 'Sharing' Economy That's About To Change The World

A great article in the New York Times this weekend reported on the enormous rise of the “sharing economy” and the impact that its applications are having on workers around the country. By now you’ve heard of some of these applications: There’s Uber and Lyft and Sidecar where people can share their …

Internet of Things: Who Owns the Data?

Smart cars, connected health, smart grids, smart cities - the world is becoming connected in a way that was the territory of science fiction just a …

This Guy Tracks Everything About Himself And Puts It Up Online For Everyone To See

Software developer and designer Anand Sharma started tracking everything about himself in March, including how many steps he takes in a day, the distance traveled, how he traveled there (bike, walking, plane, etc) and even how many GitHub commits or Instagram uploads he’s made throughout the …

The death of privacy

Google knows what you're looking for. Facebook knows what you like. Sharing is the norm, and secrecy is out. But what is the psychological and cultural fallout from the end of privacy?<p>We have come to the end of privacy; our private lives, as our grandparents would have recognised them, have been …

Privacy as a Premium: Say Goodbye to the Free Internet

The concept of privacy changed once it went online. What was once a sacred tomb of personal information has been twisted and altered by the digital age, like so many analog and now antiquated concepts before it.<p>Privacy is now something that is not only taken for granted, but no longer held to any …

One thousand children, one room and a lot of code - welcome to the future

Emma Mulqueeny, who has been organising the Festival of Code for six years, on why the UK’s young programmers are more confident than ever<p>When we ran our first coding event for young people in 2009, it took me three months to find 50 young coders in the whole of the UK.<p>Our event, Young Rewired …

A Batteryless Sensor Chip for the Internet of Things - MIT Technology Review

The promise of the Internet of things is, in a sense, passivity. Our homes and offices will monitor us, and respond to our needs without instruction. …

Internet of Things

Using A Second Screen While Watching TV Is The New Normal

If you’re the kind of person who can sit through an entire TV show without sending an email, tweeting, skimming your Instagram feed, swiping through some Tinder profiles or browsing Amazon, congratulations: You have a better than average attention span. And that makes you a little weird.<p>Watching TV …

The Violent Opt-out: The Neo-Luddites Attacking Drones And Google Glass

One of the few mildly entertaining things in the tedious Johnny Virtual Depp vehicle <i>Transcendence</i> was its portrayal of anti-technology terrorists. Rather than swapping smartphones for yoga and mindfulness, the neo-Luddites wear all-black and heavy eyeliner, sport “UNPLUG” tattoos on forearms, and …