Technology Filter
  1. Pulled Punches

    A coffee, a loyalty punch card, and a Rubik’s Cube star in Marissa’s wishful musings for more analog time.

    Nostalgia
  2. Robot Cars and the Fear Gap

    From Ketan Joshi: “No technology will result in the complete eradication of vehicular fatalities, but considering the major role of human error in car accidents, computer assistance and eventual control should lead to a serious reduction of death and injury. Currently, this doesn’t matter.”

    Data
  3. I have to assign meaning to the problem, and understand its implications before I can begin to imagine a solution. Design is a language that is greater than the sum of its visual parts. Design begins with words.

    Design
  4. How Much Poison Is Acceptable in Our Technology?

    Designer Ash Huang questions whether tech designs for the majority, or for the majority of white males. “For an industry that complains about the inconvenience of waiting for a cab, doing laundry, or picking up takeout, we sure build a lot of suffering into our apps.”

    Design
  5. Without a relationship between your hands, eyes and your idea, you remove an element of humanity. You forget the shoes that scruff, fingers that leave smudge marks. The space will never remain stark and its users will all be imperfect.

    Architecture
  6. It’s safe to hate on Uber, because we know they are evil. The challenge is not tweeting something supportive when it happens at a company you hate. It’s how you react when it happens in a company that you’re invested in, to someone sitting right next to you.

    Gender
  7. Your Digital Diet in 2017: On Blogging, Reading, and Social Media

    Writers comment on consumption, social media routines, blogging, and reading.

    Internet
    Illustration by Michael Byers
  8. Saron Yitbarek: ‘I Don’t Belong in Tech’

    “I feel you whisper make the world a better place as you drift to sleep, so obsessed with changing it that you forget that the world is made up of little people like me.” CodeNewbie founder Saron Yitbarek writes about her relationship with the tech industry.

    Technology
  9. Where Is The Balance Between Security, Authentication, Marketing, and Privacy?

    “There have been times when the ads that followed me around knew my needs even before I did.” How much privacy are you willing to relinquish for convenience? The team at The Scholarly Kitchen shares their insights.

    Internet
  10. Futurism

    A leading web destination for the latest news, infographics, and videos on the science and technology that are shaping our future, from artificial intelligence and robotics to virtual reality.

    Culture
  11. sqwabb

    Reporting from the streets of Vancouver, Canada, Stanley Q. Woodvine writes about the challenges of homeless life, as well as on personal interests like anime and computers.

    Commentary
  12. Waxy.org

    Waxy.org is the online home of Andy Baio, purveyor of quality links and thinking on technology and internet culture.

    Internet
  13. Azimuth

    The official blog of the Azimuth Project explores mathematics and physics, earth science and biology, computer science, and more. The blog is focused around what scientists and others can do to help save our planet.

    Mathematics
  14. Scott Belsky on Crafting The First Mile of Product

    “How do you build a product that engages a user quickly enough to get them to The Zone and keep them over time?” Entrepreneur and Behance co-founder Scott Belsky explores building a product for new users and focusing on the “first mile” of a user’s experience.

    Business
  15. Happy International Internet Day (Plus: Cats!)

    October 29, 1969: we sent the first tiny bit of data from one computer to another, and the world was never the same.

    Culture
    The internet's favorite furry friend and meme fodder, lost in the tubes. (Photo by JPHoesch (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).