Vint Cerf, Peeple, And Elementary School Sci Fi

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

iPhones, Free Money, and Hacking Team

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

Are You a Jerk If You Vacation in Cuba?

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, buy a ticket, fill out a couple forms confirming you fit into one of several broad approved categories of person (you