How Our Circadian Rhythms Have Learned to Ignore Time Zones

Right around this time every year, the world starts to make sense. It gets darker earlier and I get tired earlier, which means I get a better night of sleep. It turns out that I'm not just imagining things. When we go to bed is still determined by that impending darkness, even if our time zone tells us something… »10/07/14 7:30pm10/07/14 7:30pm


How This Designer Tracks Every Single Aspect of His Life

Since 2005, designer Nicholas Felton has been documenting his daily activities—meals eaten, miles traveled, people met—and publishing the results in the form of an annual report. He even built an app, Daytum, to help other people track their every moves. In this video, Felton shares how and why he lives a quantified… »8/19/14 3:00pm8/19/14 3:00pm

Anyone Can Access Microsoft's Massive Location Database and See Where Your Laptop and Smartphone Have Been

Microsoft has been going around and building a database of publicly broadcast MAC addresses (along with their corresponding street address) for location services purposes. That might include those of your phones and laptops. Problem is, Microsoft didn't secure the database. »7/29/11 4:52pm7/29/11 4:52pm