This club in the Netherlands offers a much-needed break from technology


Most people are at least a little addicted to their phones. In the Netherlands, three young Dutchmen came up with an idea to counteract that. It’s called the Offline Club, where attendees pay for the opportunity to spend an evening phone-free.

A wrinkle in time: GPS jamming in Ukraine and its ripple effects

Cyber warfare

In praise of boredom: Researchers dish on the brain benefits of idle time

Car and smartphone

Our cars are becoming another device on the Internet of Things

Entrepreneur and author Andrew Keen argues that the free model of the Internet isn’t really free at all.

The Internet may be hurting all of us

The elevator at Washington DC's historic Old Post Office Pavilion.

Elevators are kind of a big deal


Tom Sybert, host of the Elevator Radio Show Podcast, believes elevators are one of the most important inventions of the modern world. Here are three reasons why.

Mariam Adil (far right) onstage at a Clinton Global Initiative University's conference with President Bill Clinton and other commitment makers. Image courtesy GRID Website

She’s shaking up the video game industry. From Pakistan


Mariam Adil, a young entrepreneur, is making waves, challenging stereotypes in the gaming industry. Her mission: By letting gaming become more inclusive, the industry can do so much more to advance social progress.

A screenshot of the interactive Submarine Cable Map, which tracks active and planned submarine cable systems and their landing stations according to the Global Bandwidth Research Service.

What links the global Internet? Wires inside tubes no bigger than a garden hose.


If you think your life is getting ever more wireless, think again. The Internet connections the world relies on still cross the globe thanks to cables laid along the sea floor. And while terrorism isn’t yet a major threat to their health, dropped anchors or human carelessness are.

A girl and a computer

Online learning holds great promise — but mostly for the well-off


Online education held the promise of leveling the playing field, making a college education accessible to those who are too poor to go to college. But because of what’s required to get an online education — a device and an Internet connection — online education is merely reinforcing socio-economic ghettos.

A Google Maps image of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Franciso.

Want to know if the mall is crowded? That’s just one of the promises of future maps


It’s been 10 years since Google Maps forever changed how people get from point A to point B. Now ever more accurate maps and other advances promise another wave of innovation.