How a RadioShack Computer and AOL Viruses Led to the Creation of GroupMe

I got exposed to computers in elementary school, where I learned to type and play games like Oregon Trail. I quickly fell in love with technology and unsuccessfully asked my mom for a home computer. I begged and begged and begged, and finally my mom broke down and got me a 25 MHz Tandy computer from RadioShack when I… » 8/16/12 1:30pm 8/16/12 1:30pm

How Craig Newmark Went from Craigslist Creator to Internet Do-Gooder

Craigstlist: it's the place we find apartments, pets, and love connections. Started by its namesake, Craig Newmark, in 1995 as an emailed newsletter circulated among friends, it's grown to become the proxy classifieds page for people all over the world. Craig isn't running things there anymore, but he's still very… » 8/09/12 11:00am 8/09/12 11:00am

Talk to the Man Who Drives the $2.6 Billion-Dollar Mars Curiosity Rover

Matt Heverly has one of the coolest jobs in the Solar System: he drives rovers. On Mars. He drove NASA's Opportunity rover for four years and now he's getting ready for the biggest mission in the history of NASA's planetary exploration—driving the $2.6-billion car-sized Curiosity rover after it lands this Sunday (I… » 8/02/12 2:30pm 8/02/12 2:30pm

First Comes the Dream at the American Museum of Natural History: An…

There's a spirit of imagination that we all have as children. At a certain point, it can fade. But those dreams and aspirations never become less crucial to innovation, and that's why, last night, we brought together some of the greatest minds in science and technology in New York City to collectively remind… » 7/20/12 12:15pm 7/20/12 12:15pm

What Was It? Tales of Inspiration From the World's Most Awe-Inspiring…

Technology is how we change the world around us; science is how we seek to understand it. Some people ignore, others dabble. And then there are the rare ones who revolutionize. The visionaries and big thinkers. The long-workers and midnight oil-burners. Some discover new worlds and novel technologies; others invent… » 7/11/12 1:00pm 7/11/12 1:00pm