Dictionaries’ 2016 words of the year show how anxious we’ve all become by Ephrat Livni

Every year is turbulent and inherently full of events—births, deaths, war, terror. The rise and fall of leaders. The beginning and end of trends. But 2016 felt particularly Continue reading

The lessons a young developer learned from a $10,000 mistake that almost cost him his job by Quora


This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the programming mistakes most inexperienced programmers make? Answer by Ken Mazaika, CTO, co-founder, and mentor at theFirehoseProject. Continue reading

British farmers built a DIY broadband network with tractors and 2000 miles of fiberoptic cable by Ananya Bhattacharya

The internet has become indispensable in rural England. Continue reading

Bitcoin’s heading for another historic bull run. Here’s why it might be for real this time by Joon Ian Wong

It’s déjà vu for bitcoin believers. Three years ago, in the dying months of 2013, the Continue reading

MIT’s self-folding origami technology could change how we design everything from airbags to wearables by Hannah Yi

Think “inflatables”—balloons, airbags, or pool rafts probably come to mind. The list might get a bit longer. Continue reading

How Adobe Flash, once the face of the web, fell to the brink of obscurity—and why it’s worth saving by Keith Collins

Adobe Flash was the future, until it wasn’t. It emerged in the late 1990s, at a time when the internet was at its ugliest, when the most exciting thing one might find on a webpage Continue reading

“She belonged to everybody”: Listen to Carrie Fisher narrate the biography of her mother Debbie Reynolds by Akshat Rathi

A day after Carrie Fisher died, her mother Debbie Reynolds suffered a stroke and passed away too.

The mother-daughter duo were known for Continue reading