Sometimes, it can be hard to know how to act around artificial intelligence. In the first half of Radio Motherboard this week, staff writer Jason Koebler explores how people treat Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana when no one’s listening. (A small spoiler: Apparently, people like to harass it. One new challenge in AI programming is learning
Hollywood, 1992. Mark Snow was already a pro at TV scores—dramas, procedurals, comedies—when a producer recommended him to Chris Carter, a veteran of Disney TV movies who needed music for a new TV pilot, The X Files, an unlikely supernatural procedural inspired partly by Kolchak, The Twilight Zone, and Twin Peaks. As he sat in
Twitter is a place where anyone can say anything, to anyone, at any time. But what happens when you don’t want to hear what someone else has to say? What if someone is attacking you personally, or getting all their friends to attack you? On this week’s Radio Motherboard, we talk about when to block,
Ever notice that the piano part from “Dancing Queen” is tucked into the end of MGMT’s song “No Time To Pretend”? Or that The Album Leaf kept the squeaking of an old piano pedal in the final recording of their song “The Outer Banks?” These are just a taste of the sonic details most listeners
En esta edición muy especial de Radio Motherboard, viajamos a la zona fronteriza entre los Estados Unidos y México para evaluar la viabilidad de “control remoto,” una nueva táctica de contrabando en que los migrantes guía de contrabando a través de la frontera por teléfono celulares.
In this very special edition of Radio Motherboard we travel to the US-Mexico borderlands to gauge the viability of “remote control,” a new smuggling tactic in which smugglers guide migrants across the border by phone.
We often talk about the gender gap in Silicon Valley—there are far too few female computer engineers and startup founders—but there’s one field where women do dominate Silicon Valley: public relations. Most research suggests that about 70 percent of all public relations professionals are women, and that number seems to hold up when you look
President Ronald Reagan’s beloved Rancho del Cielo near Santa Barbara, California was his favorite retreat.
They are showing up in droves to see Donald Trump: Men and women, overwhelmingly white, frustrated with the country’s first black president, fearful that they are being displaced by minorities and immigrants, and nostalgic for the way America used to be.
The rift within the Republican Party was on dramatic display here this week as thousands of conservative activists, gathered together for an annual conference, struggled to make sense of Donald Trump’s hold on the GOP.
The contentious Republican presidential primary is tearing the conservative movement apart.
It’s voting season and — yet again — Florida is poised to play a pivotal role in a presidential election.