Yesterday's Google Doodle celebrated the 107th anniversary of Little Nemo in Slumberland, a comic strip by Winsor McCay that hit the presses for nine years
October 16, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Although it was on the air for only one season, The Jetsons remains our most popular point of reference when discussing the future.
September 19, 2012 | By Matt Novak
From asteroids to cloning, author and scientist David Kirby weighs in
September 19, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Once a rarely used key on the typewriter, the graceful character has become the very symbol of modern electronic communication
September 2012 | By William F. Allman
It's her 100th birthday today, and while the master chef loved science she would have hated today's laboratory produced food
August 15, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Programmers use a few lines of code to crack the Google Doodle hurdling puzzle. The rest of us still press the arrow keys frantically.
August 10, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
A few highlights of coverage celebrating Amelia Earhart's 115th birthday.
July 24, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Could you be fooled by a computer pretending to be human? Probably
July 2012 | By Brian Christian
On the outer boundaries of the Arctic Circle lies a massive construction project funded by Facebook: the future home of thousands of server farms
July 2012 | By Mark Strauss
The co-founder of Microsoft worried that, in the information age, people would prefer synthesized reality.
June 27, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Using the WayBack Machine, we looked back at how the homepage has changed since the early days of the Internet
June 04, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
College graduates take note: Your dream career as a robot psychologist or nasal technologist is just around the corner
May 15, 2012 | By Matt Novak
As computer graphics improved in the 1980s and 1990s, people imagined that actors like Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and even a Laurence Olivier/Abraham Lincoln mash-up would star in the movies of tomorrow
April 30, 2012 | By Matt Novak
More than 20 years before the iPad, an entrepreneur saw the potential of interactive, digital magazines
April 23, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Famous footwear of the Smithsonian collections, from Chinese foot-binding booties to Dorothy's ruby slippers
April 10, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
America's longtime counterterrorism czar warns that the cyberwars have already begun—and that we might be losing
April 2012 | By Ron Rosenbaum
Created by amateur hackers, underground crime syndicates and government agencies, these powerful viruses have done serious damage to computer networks worldwide
March 20, 2012 | By Sharon Weinberger
Yep, there was an app for that.
March 07, 2012 | By Matt Novak
In the years preceding the Internet, futurist books hinted at the massive information infrastructure that was to come.
February 21, 2012 | By Matt Novak
A special visit from the Ghost of Christmas Retro-Future
December 23, 2011 | By Matt Novak