This map shows what the global Internet really looks like

Nearly all of the world's international communication is dependent on undersea cables that carry information from coastal nation to coastal nation. This map shows how those cables connect the world, from massive continents to tiny islands. » 3/07/14 9:40am 3/07/14 9:40am

Man inventing cell phone that can kiss you

Ever wished your phone was a little more... intimate? Fabian Hemmert, a design researcher at the Berlin University of the Arts, Germany, certainly does. "Mobile phones use so little of our sensory abilities," he says. "They are great for information exchange - text, video, and speech - but they provide no feeling of… » 9/11/11 8:30am 9/11/11 8:30am

In the Future, Billboard Ads Read You

In Minority Report » 10/14/08 12:00pm 10/14/08 12:00pm, your retinas are tools of capitalism: Just one quick scan, and stores know your identity, your purchasing history, and whether there are any warrants out for your arrest. Today, online advertisers already what you like and where you shop based on the cookies in your browser. And offline advertising…