May 12, 2013 A dropped cigarette butt, a chewed-up piece of gum, a stray hair. Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg uses DNA from trash she's picked up around New York City to generate 3-D portraits of those who left it behind.
May 11, 2013 TURNSTYLEBitstrips is a popular website and Facebook app that has teens and others making their own cartoons. Using templates they can modify, users can tell stories or jokes online and share them with friends. And the app is catching on in several foreign markets, including Mexico and Portugal.
May 10, 2013 Also: rare footage of William Faulkner; drag and Virginia Woolf; and the art of translation.
May 10, 2013 The Internet has managed to disrupt many industries, from publishing to music. So why not lending? Google's recent investment in Lending Club has raised the profile of peer-to-peer lending, which gets borrowers and lenders together outside the conventional banking system.
May 9, 2013 Eight people are charged with helping steal $45 million from ATMs around the world by using compromised prepaid credit card data.
May 9, 2013 Defense Distributed put its gun-making blueprint on the Web for downloading. It says it's been asked by the government to stop doing that. But with more than 100,000 copies already distributed, it would seem the recipe is out there.
May 9, 2013 Google teamed up with the USGS, NASA and TIME magazine to release a stunning cache of satellite images compiled over the past 28 years.
May 9, 2013 PBS introduced a nifty new channel this week serving streaming content to users with Roku boxes attached to their TVs. Is the shift to streaming inevitable?
May 9, 2013 Matthew Burnett wanted his clothing line to be "Made in the USA." But he decided it was too difficult to find information on U.S. manufacturers. So Burnett and his business partners created Maker's Row, a website where people who design things can find people who make things.
May 8, 2013 The state news agency said the near-20 hour outage was caused by problems with a fiber optics cable.