Musical hieroglyphics, recreating the ’80s, and drumming on a baby belly with Lights

Canadian-born electronic artist Lights knows a thing or two about recording, and she wasn’t afraid to take the controls on Little Machines, her latest album.

Meet the man who sculpted the softer side of Ford’s hardcore 2016 GT

Ford’s 2016 GT may be known for its wicked exterior styling, but Interior Design Manager Bill Mangan had to make sure it’s as fun to sit in as it is to look at.

Do bolt-on performance parts really work? Not the way you hoped.

Aftermarket car-part manufacturers would love to sell you expensive parts you can merely bolt on and drive, but do these types of performance modifications really produce any gain in modern cars?

Carly Rae Jepsen on the virtues of first takes, vinyl, and singing tired

After the ubiquity of 2011’s Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepson returns with an 80s throwback on Emotion.
Home Theater

Does porn still have the power to push new tech, or has it gone soft?

Porn has long had a reputation as technology’s king maker, pushing whichever tech it backs to success. But is that really the case?
Health & Fitness

Can a virtual currency make you healthier? The founder of Wellcoin thinks so

Wellcoin is the world's first health currency, which you can accumulate for being healthy, from going for walks to eating the right meals.

The Metagame is the Cards Against Humanity killer you’ve been waiting for 5:00

Getting burnt out on Cards Against Humanity? The Metagame uses smart design to take a similar structure, but make it more accessible and enduring.

Stop wasting gas in the city with the app that knows when traffic lights will change

EnLighten taps into your city’s traffic control system to know when lights will change, advise your speed accordingly, and save you gas and aggravation.

Klingande melds melodies with house-friendly beats to take Spotify by storm

French DJ Klingande explains the swell of enthusiasm behind melodic house, his meteoric rise from a single song mixed in his bedroom, the problem with WAV files, and why you can’t touch Nirvana.

Talking Beatles, hi-fi, and subwoofers with Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.

Once and future Strokes guitarist drops new solo album Momentary Masters, and the man is all about great sound and cool vinyl.

Before Gates, Zuckerberg, or Jobs, 6 women programmed the first digital computer

ENIAC was the world's first electronic digital computer, and it was programmed by a team of six women. Remembering their contributions could inspire young women looking to break into the male-dominated tech industry.

Meet the in-car tech that will make the next Volkswagens smarter than ever

Car companies aren’t known for moving quickly, but VW’s Electronics Research Laboratory in Belmont, California is working to make sure the next generation of in-car tech lives up to Silicon Valley standards.