The TV Revolution Continues

So, what do you want to watch now? If you read a lot about the television industry, you can’t help but be aware of the hallelujah chorus proclaiming the death of the TV “bundle”, the pre-set group of networks that MVPDs offer to consumers at various price points. These articles inevitably have a graphic that…

Cyborgs are coming

Is that time for cyborgs? Lepht Anonym wants everyone to know the door to transcending normal human capabilities is no farther away than your own kitchen. It’s just going to hurt like a sonofabitch. Anonym is a biohacker, a woman who has spent the last several years learning how to extend her own senses by putting…

How mind readers try to win voters

In a non-descript office in central London, young analytical minds are hard at work crunching thousands of pieces of data about every American adult. They are a secret political weapon. A recent campaign paid more than $5 million in September alone to Cambridge Analytica, which claims it can convince voters to back him by tailoring the candidate political…

A drone will protect your house

Forget your old alarm system. A new startup wants to turn drones into guardian angels for our homes. Broadband at home, motion sensors and high definition video cameras led to a renaissance in home security systems over the past decade. But big problems remain in residential security, says Alex Pachikov, CEO and cofounder of Sunflower…

EMV Chip Cards

If you haven’t already, expect to receive new EMV-chip credit and debit cards from your card issuers. The name EMV comes from its original developers, Europay, MasterCard, and Visa. The difference between chip cards and traditional magnetic stripe cards is the computer chip on the front of the EMV card. These chip cards are inserted…