The Secret History of the First Real Smartphone

A decade before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, a tiny team of renegades imagined and tried to build the modern smartphone. Nearly forgotten by history, a little startup called Handspring tried to make the future before it was ready. In Springboard:…

R. Crumb + Computer Technology = Animation

Los Angeles Review of Books put together this engaging short doc about the illustrations of R. Crumb. Crumb, best known for his cartoons from the 70s, collaborated with a Belgian artist to make his work come to life using computer…

A.I. is Making It Easier to Kill (You)

A tank that drives itself. A drone that picks its own targets. A machine gun with facial recognition software. Sounds like science fiction? A.I. fueled weapons are already here. (Source: The New York Time Video)

A Decentralized Web is Coming

Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter are in the federal government’s crosshairs, but the technology necessary to undermine their dominance may already exist. (Source: ReasonTV)

Click. Print. Gun.

Cody R. Wilson has figured out how to print a semi-automatic rifle from the comfort of his own home. Now he’s putting all the information online so that others will join him. This is a story about the rapid evolution…

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