What Mongolian Nomads Teach Us About the Digital Future

I trekked with nomads. Their attitude about possessions presages a new age of traveling light.

Harlan Ellison Is Sci-Fi's Most Controversial Figure

But Nat Segaloff's new biography captures the author's big personality and enormous talent.

Russian Spies Rush to Exploit the Latest Flash Zero Day and More Security News This Week

Another Flash zero-day, a Microsoft breach, and more of this week's top security news.

Captains of Finance Dismiss Bitcoin at Their Peril

The technological revolution has been slow to arrive in finance, but it is surely coming.

Gear for the Multi-Modal Work Commuter: Microsoft Surface Book, Tern Vektron E-Bike, Cole Haan, Nau, Topo Designs

When the trek to work involves multiple modes of transit, this gear will ease your way.

A Viral Game About Paperclips Teaches You to Be a World-Killing AI

_Paperclips_ is a simple clicker game that manages to turn you into an artificial intelligence run amok.

Space Photos of the Week: 130 Million Light Years Away, Two Neutron Stars Collide

For the first time in human history and modern science, researchers have detected ripples in spacetime produced by the violent impact of two dense neutron stars

San Francisco Suspends Chariot Service in Inspection Paperwork Debacle

The Golden State yanks the van commuting service?s license after it fails three inspections.

The Reaper Botnet Could Be Worse Than the Internet-Shaking Mirai Ever Was

Building on the devastating Mirai botnet that took major sites offline a year ago, Reaper has some scary new tricks.

Gadget Lab Podcast: New Alexa Speakers From Sonos and Ultimate Ears

A surge of voice-assisted speakers rushed the shores this month.

Stranger Things Season 2: Q&A With Creators Matt and Ross Duffer

The writer-directors?and twin brothers?sit down to talk about the second season of their hit Netflix series.

5 Fun Weekend Tech Deals For Gamers, Spotlight Enthusiasts

We found deals on projecting alarm clocks, 4K TVs, laptops, and more!

The Fervor Around Blockchains Explained in Two Minutes

Investors, banks, and governments are all experimenting with blockchain technology inspired by Bitcoin.

The History of the Slinky

72 years ago, an ambulatory coil of galvanized steel slinked into the history books.

Schuberth C4 Modular Motorcycle Helmet: It Hushes the Hubbub of the Morning Commute

Schuberth's sleek C4 motorcycle helmet is designed to keep wind noise down, and has a chin shield that flips up.