Data

A Visual Search Engine for the Entire Planet

Descartes Labs lets you point-and-hop between features in China and the United States.

Data

Google Remakes Satellite Business, By Leaving It

A startup says a 50-trillion-pixel image of Earth, refreshed daily, is coming later this year.

Data

Body Cameras Are Betraying Their Promise

They’re not transparent. They’re not independent. They’re not even turned on when they should be.

IT Modernization

Apple Just Reinvented Its Biggest App

Here are four ways to understand the company’s extremely weird iMessage makeover.

CIO Briefing

The Startup That Watches Corn Grow, From Orbit

Descartes Labs is estimating the health of the American corn crop every week this harvest season.

Data

Uber Takes to the Skies

The satellite-imagery giant DigitalGlobe will now provide high-resolution Earth imagery to Uber.

Data

Google's Satellite Map Gets 700-Trillion-Pixel Makeover

It’s the cloudless map’s first major makeover since 2013.

Data

The New App That Could Revolutionize How the Postal Service Delivers Mail

A British startup is assigning a unique name to every meter of Earth’s surface. Should addressing systems be universalized—and privatized?

CIO Briefing

Navy Is Making a New GPS for Drone Submarines

Right now, GPS signals can barely travel below the surface of the ocean.

Emerging Tech

How Should the US Fund Research and Development?

The United States leads the world in dollars invested in furthering innovation. It won’t for long.

Emerging Tech

How Many Elephants of Fuel did a Saturn V Burn Per Second?

How much fuel did the rocket use per second, as measured in giant land animals?

IT Modernization

Apple's New Twist: A Smaller iPhone

The tech giant did something it had never done before.

Data

A New 50-Trillion-Pixel Image of Earth, Every Day

Thanks to a small group of Silicon Valley’s satellite startups, we may never look at our planet again the same way.

Data

Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World

And it's using a brand new AI technique and a whole lot of computing power to do it.