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…

Are your apps secure?

Even Steve Jobs could not see the potential of third-party mobile apps: those little software programs that turned our mobile phones into smartphones. Jobs had famously argued against such apps, instead advocating for the use of mobile web pages that could be accessed using iPhone’s Safari browser. It reportedly wasn’t until users began jail-breaking and…

Girls Who Code

There’s no question that women are underrepresented in science and technology fields. According to the organization Girls Who Code, 74 percent of girls in middle school express interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), yet only .3 percent of high school girls choose STEM as a college major. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit…

Self-driving car at fault in accident

Even self-driving cars can cause fender-benders. That’s what Google admitted when it said one of its self-driving cars was at least partially responsible for an accident with a city bus. Google has previously said there were 17 minor accidents involving its self-driving cars, but said none of them had been the cars’ fault. But on…