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London Wants to Kick Uber Out of the City

The ride-hailing company‘s offensive? Waging a popularity contest.

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Space Photos of the Week: Spiral Galaxy‘s Secretly a Giant Gasbag

Cassini takes one last look at Saturn‘s moon, Jupiter‘s swirling clouds, and a star in a great big bubble this week in space.

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After Srinivas Kuchibhotla‘s Murder, His Widow Battles Deportation

How one tech worker‘s story illuminates the plight of H-1B holders.

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Why Facebook Will Struggle to Regulate Political Ads

Disclosure rules for funding political ads are murky. Now Facebook wants to regulate itself

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How a Decrepit Grain Silo Became South Africa‘s Mind-Blowing Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Architect Mat Cash transformed a facility meant to store 30,000 tons of wheat, maize, and sorghum into a celebration of art instead of agriculture.

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I Helped Create Facebook‘s Ad Machine. Here‘s How I‘d Fix It

Facebook finally laid out some changes to its ad platform. But a former employee who built it shares his own ideas on how to fix the Russia problem.

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Baltimore Built an App to Map Opioid Overdoses in Real Time

Opioid overdoses proliferate, like a disease. A new app lets health and law-enforcement officials anticipate their spread.

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Stricken By Tragedy, an Immigrant Fights for Her Home

How one tech worker‘s story illuminates the plight of H-1B holders.

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What Is a ‘Dotard‘? Kim Jong-Un Gives Trump a Language Lesson

If there‘s one good thing that came out of President Trump and Kim Jong-Un‘s back-and-forth, it‘s this.

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Kim Jong-Un Calling Trump a ‘Dotard‘ Gave the Internet a Language Lesson

If there‘s one good thing that came out of President Trump and Kim Jong-Un‘s back-and-forth, it‘s this.

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Review: Leica Sofort

The cheapest-ever Leica camera is cute as a button.

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Waymo Partners With Intel, Tesla Kills a Model S, a Lawyer Debates the Trolley Problem and More This Week in the Future of Cars

Plus: We play a game meant for traffic engineers, Apple engineers take on self-driving, and Sebastian Thrun wears a puppy.

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Don‘t Rely On an Unlock Pattern To Secure Your Android Phone

A new study found test subjects could mostly spot the patterns from five or six feet away on the first try.

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HP Omen 15 Review: Decent Performance, But Man Is It Ugly

The HP Omen 2015 is an unpretty beast, but it performs well enough.

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Why Google Play Store Malware Is So Hard To Stop

A rash of malware hit the Google Play store this summer. And while Google has taken big steps to improve Android security, there‘s no clear end in sight.

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Why Facebook And Google Are Clashing With Internet Freedom Advocates

How longtime allies of Google, Facebook and co. became sometime adversaries

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With ‘Star Trek: Discovery,‘ CBS Discovers That TV Ain‘t Easy Anymore

By putting prequel series ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ on its streaming network, CBS is trying to solve a problem no one has figured out yet.

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Archaeologists Don‘t Always Need to Dig-They‘ve Got Drones

On the morning of the solar eclipse, archaeologists took a drone into the desert to create fantastic 3-D renderings of a Hohokam village.

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After Harvey, What Will Happen to Houston‘s Oil Industry?

Hurricane Harvey pummeled the country‘s energy infrastructure, and there are few incentives in place to promote renewables.

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Facebook‘s Election Ad Overhaul Takes Crucial First Steps

In the face of brewing backlash, the Facebook is redesigning its election integrity processes and sharing (some) information with Congress.

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What Will Happen to the Gulf Coast If the Oil Industry Retreats?

Hurricane Harvey pummeled the country‘s energy infrastructure, and there are few incentives in place to promote renewables.

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The Education of Brett the Robot

A UC Berkeley robot named Brett is learning to interact with its world in a fascinating way.

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The CCleaner Malware Fiasco Targeted at Least 18 Specific Tech Firms

The backdooring of security software CCleaner now appears to have been more of a targeted spying operation than a mere cybercrime scheme.

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The Lara Croft in the New ‘Tomb Raider‘ Uncovers Treasure in Depth

The new ‘Tomb Raider‘ movie seems to be following the 2013 game reboot, meaning it stars a Lara who‘s more human, more complex, and more powerful for it.

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