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The Future Aug 02

We would rather die than 3D-scan our bodies

Naked Labs' 3D Body Scanner is like Juicero but for your eyes.

 
Power Aug 02

We finally have data about the number of LGBT people in the military

Over 6 percent self-identify as LGBT.

Culture Aug 02

Nicki Minaj’s perfectionism is painfully visible

The run-up to her new album ‘Queen’ has not been smooth.

The Future Aug 02

The Sphinx: a Soviet-era, retrofuture smart home dream

Where my real industrial design heads at?

Culture Aug 02

The greatest video games nobody ever talks about

‘Mario,’ ‘Zelda,’ ‘Final Fantasy’ — the canon of classic games is always the same. Time to rethink that.

Power Aug 02

The booming business of luxury chicken diapers

It’s Instagram’s fault.

Culture Aug 01

Young Thug is promoting his new album ‘Slime Language’ with live snakes

But what happens to the ones that are returned?

 
Culture Aug 01

Finally, gaming comes to Lollapalooza

E-sports and music are meeting on the festival circuit.

The Future Aug 01

We haven’t figured out how to handle online conspiracies

But erring on the side of not giving them outsized attention is probably the way to go

Culture Aug 01

Dear Fuck-Up: I feel like I’m falling behind my peers

Is it too late to have the life I want?

Culture Aug 01

‘Minding the Gap’ is an unforgettable coming-of-age documentary

Filmmaker Bing Liu removes the distance between him and his subjects to create a documentary that is intimate without exploitative.

Culture Aug 01

Yelp, my favorite app, is full of assholes

In order to find a good restaurant you must overcome the six kinds of terrible posters.

Power Aug 01

Plenty of people are pro-abortion

It is a necessary health care procedure that saves lives.

The Future Jul 31

Facebook deleted a real D.C. protest that began as a false flag

A “bad actor” may have started it, but did “No Unite the Right 2 – DC” become real once actual American protesters got involved?

The Future Jul 31

Climate change disappeared 88 percent of the world’s biggest penguin colony

Even the most isolated creature on earth is not safe.

Power Jul 31

Banning smoking in public housing is cruel and unnecessary

Eviction rates are already at epidemic levels.

Culture Jul 31

Let’s nationalize MoviePass

The service is seemingly on its last legs, but we can build a better system from its ashes.

Culture Jul 31

Surprise! Hollywood still lacks diversity

A new study from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative shows women, people of color, and people with disabilities are still being excluded from mainstream films.

The Future Jul 31

Ticketing app AXS scrapes everything it can get from your phone

Seeing your favorite band live will probably cost you more in data than in dollars.

Culture Jul 31

Down for what?

Every rapper wants a woman who will do anything, except be her own person.