Technology
Technology
Users
Jan. 9 2019 6:56 PMThe Absurd, Unsubtle Joy of the “Subtle Asian Dating” Facebook GroupWhy the raunchy, self-aware Subtle Asian Traits offshoot is quickly gaining followers.
Science
Jan. 8 2019 6:02 PMPaul Manafort Does Indeed Have GoutIt sure is tempting to read into this, but the disease is mainly genetic.
Science
Jan. 8 2019 4:02 PMFree Thought for the Closed-MindedQuillette pretends to be a platform for debate. It’s actually a soapbox for self-pity.
Future Tense
Jan. 7 2019 2:44 PMThere’s No Such Thing as Expunging a Criminal Record AnymoreEven if it’s sealed, it’s still all over the internet. That’s a problem.
Science
Jan. 4 2019 1:44 PMWe Will Space Rock YouQueen guitarist–slash-astrophysicist Brian May’s role in the New Horizons mission.
The Industry
Jan. 3 2019 9:38 PMWhy the iPhone Is Finally FadingThe future of computing isn’t in your pocket. It’s everywhere.
Future Tense
Jan. 3 2019 11:48 AMAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Instagram a Little BetterOthers should follow her use of captions—but the app needs to make it easier.
If Then
Jan. 2 2019 6:00 PMBest of 2018A look back at some of If Then’s best interviews of the year.
Future Tense
Jan. 2 2019 7:30 AMClimate Change Should Kill the Act of GodThe concept makes no sense in an age when we know that human activity exacerbates extreme weather events.
Future Tense
Dec. 29 2018 5:51 AMNo Robot Like RobotA response to Annalee Newitz’s short story, “When Robot and Crow Saved East St. Louis.”
Future Tense
Dec. 28 2018 2:22 PMCryptocurrency’s Terrible 2018Prices plummeted. Scams abounded. But this bitcoin evangelist sees positives in the “year of consolidation.”
Future Tense
Dec. 27 2018 10:00 AMAll I Want This Holiday Season Is for This Terrible FCC Proposal to Go Away
Future Tense
Dec. 26 2018 4:41 PMLinkedIn Co-Founder Apologizes for Funding Election Disinformation
Gizmos
Dec. 26 2018 5:50 AMYear-End Lists Are Best Served ColdI love reading roundups of great new products—from decades past. You should do it, too.
The Industry
Dec. 22 2018 5:45 AMIf You Delete Facebook, Do You Also Have to Delete Instagram and WhatsApp?
Future Tense
Jan. 9 2019 2:24 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: “Please Cough Into This Tissue”
Future Tense
Jan. 8 2019 4:16 PM3D-Printed Firearms Could Be Deadlier for Shooters Than for Targets
Future Tense
Jan. 7 2019 5:39 PMAppeals Court Rules Lawmakers Cannot Block Their Critics on Social Media
Future Tense
Jan. 4 2019 2:05 PMNobody Really Knows Why Apple Is Struggling in ChinaThere are many theories and plenty of uncertainty.
Future Tense
Jan. 4 2019 1:01 PMGive Up the GhostThe U.K.’s new plan to undermine encryption sounds harmless. But it’s very spooky.
Future Tense
Jan. 3 2019 5:37 PMIn Memory of Lawrence RobertsThe man who actually got the internet going has passed away.
Future Tense
Jan. 3 2019 8:00 AMNo Longer Hidden FiguresThe principal investigator of NASA’s Psyche mission on why more women are starting to lead in the traditionally macho field of space exploration.
Future Tense
Jan. 2 2019 9:00 AMWatergate Was the World’s First HashtagThe forgotten computing system PLATO gave us the first digital public forum—and the first time a president threatened to censor online speech.
Future Tense
Dec. 31 2018 5:50 AMThe Year in Future Tense FictionTwelve stories by award-winning sci-fi writers.
Future Tense
Dec. 29 2018 5:50 AMWhen Robot and Crow Saved East St. LouisA new short story about a disease surveillance robot whose social programming gets put to the test.
Users
Dec. 27 2018 3:01 PMIn Fact, the Short-Lived Horizontal Instagram Was Good
Future Tense
Dec. 27 2018 5:55 AMAshes and Small ChangeThe American-made nonmessage that New Horizons offers the cosmos.
If Then
Dec. 26 2018 7:00 AMAftermath of a Data BreachA cybersecurity expert on the bizarre legal battles after a big data theft and the confusion for everyday consumers who may have been affected.
Future Tense
Dec. 24 2018 5:50 AMAlexa, Is Santa Claus Real?Ranking the smart speakers in terms of truthfulness.
Future Tense
Dec. 21 2018 3:32 PMYouTube’s Search Results for “Abortion” Show Exactly What Anti-Abortion Activists Want Women to SeeGory videos rife with misinformation.

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