In San Francisco and Bangalore, street-vendor unions and nonprofits are helping informal food workers eke out a living — but their future is still uncertain. From a report: Bangalore and the Bay Area have a lot in common. They are the tech centers of the world’s second- and third-most-populous countries, respectively, and they both sometimes […]
World Mental Health Day 2018: Men are less likely than women to discuss mental health issues and far more likely to attempt suicide. Can mobile apps help men save their own lives?
Tesla is trending to fail spectacularly. It has been burning cash at an unsustainable rate, and it keeps making avoidable mistakes that weaken it. Here’s what is weird: You’d think the firm’s biggest problem would be that every large car maker was working behind the scenes to kill it. However, with the exception of the […]
rickih02 writes: In 2018, we will enter a new era of machine learning — one in which AI-generated media looks and sounds completely real. The technologies underlying this shift will push us into new creative realms. But this boom will have a dark side, too. For Backchannel’s 2018 predictions edition, Sandra Upson delves into the […]
Enlarge / The UV3 Nautilus in early sea trials in 2008. (credit: Frumperino) Believe it or not, there’s a crowdsourced, open source non-profit attempting to build a sea-launched suborbital rocket. Called Copenhagen Suborbitals, it even had access to a submarine. A club associated with the venture completed the sub in 2008, designed by Peter Madsen, a […]
Gas-electric hatchback didn’t change enough with the times.
Following last week’s decision to end the Obama-era practice of releasing White House visitor logs to the public, the Trump administration is now saying that the petition site “We the People” could be the next thing to go. This is an absolute outra… eh, screw it. Read more…
The third episode in our series of interviews with the producers of Planet Earth II. The post How to Film at 40 Below Without Killing Your Camera—or Yourself appeared first on WIRED.
Skype, the Microsoft-owned service that helped pioneer and popularize the rise of voice and video calls over the internet, is killing off one of the features that it added in later years to try to make the service more ubiquitous, especially among roaming users: on March 31, the company is killing off its WiFi service, which […]