Radio Motherboard talks to Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet and Google’s “internet evangelist,” about the company’s plans to fly internet-providing balloons over the developing world, encryption and security, and a horrifying scenario where our kitchen appliances start trying to hack our financial institutions. We also discuss Peeple, the “Yelp for People” app that’s
Scientists have just proven for the first time that it’s possible to engineer yeast to make THC, arguably the most important chemical in marijuana. But do we want to get high using lab-made drugs when the real thing works so well? On this week’s Radio Motherboard, we talk about the future of both synthetic drugs
This week is ALL FRONTS, Motherboard’s deep dive into what a future of forever war looks like. On this episode of Radio Motherboard, we talk about what it means to always be at war and how technology and automation have made it possible to stay in a perpetual state of war. We also talk about
If you’ve been listening to Radio Motherboard the last few months, thank you very much: It’s been a bit of a roller coaster as we try to figure out a format and recording setup that works best for us, and it’s been a blast experimenting. This week, we’re experimenting again, as we try out a
If you’re American, it’s easier than ever to go to Cuba, a country that’s remained, mas o menos, off limits for the last 60 years or so. In fact, you can go to cheapair.com, buy a ticket, fill out a couple forms confirming you fit into one of several broad approved categories of person (you
Barack Obama’s visit to London this week may be his final curtain call as U.S. President. It’s likely to be the last time he dines with the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Twenty-eight pages. That’s what we want. The families of those killed on September 11, 2001, want 28 pages made public from the 2002 Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.
Now that the first presidential ballots of 2016 have finally been cast, many Americans are wondering how the Republican Party produced as frontrunners a scornful, extremely conservative senator, so unpopular among his colleagues that not a single one has endorsed his candidacy and a bombastic businessman who has never held elective office.
Tara Setmayer says his grousing about ‘rigged’ delegate selection process was oddly absent in state where GOP establishment controls the pick–and where he won.
Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and John Kasich discuss their parenting styles at a series of CNN town halls.
Take a look at the week in politics from April 10 through April 16.
Buying votes is illegal. But, it turns out, buying delegates might not be. Washington (CNN)Buying votes is illegal. But, it turns out, buying delegates might not be. This summer’s Republican National Convention is shaping up to be an all-out brawl for every delegate’s vote — and legally, that could mean plying some of them with