Glenn McDonald writes about culture and technology from his home in lovely Chapel Hill, NC. He’s a regular contributor to NPR, the Raleigh News & Observer, Indy Week and many quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore. You can say hello virtually at

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Oct 31, 2014 02:57 PM ET
Japanese director uses drone cameras and experimental unicycles to create complex five-minute, one-take music video. Continue reading →
Oct 31, 2014 06:45 AM ET
Security researchers demonstrate a cloak-and-dagger method using FM radio and mobile phone. Continue reading →
Oct 31, 2014 07:00 AM ET
Some of the most inventive thinking of the year happens around Halloween as tech-savvy revelers explore the potential of DIY costuming.
Oct 29, 2014 02:12 PM ET
New and retrofitted films are already being released for the forthcoming virtual reality platform. Continue reading →
Oct 24, 2014 03:15 PM ET
From the makers of Gmail, the next-generation email app Inbox aims to solve information overload. Continue reading →
Oct 23, 2014 02:24 PM ET
Don't tell the kids, but the optical character recognition software of PhotoMath could alter homework forever. Continue reading →
Oct 21, 2014 03:46 PM ET
if there's one thing everybody can agree on, it's this: We all strive for a world where people commute on electromagnetic hoverboards. Continue reading →
Oct 17, 2014 05:00 PM ET
An MIT competition hands out $10,000 to 15 high school science teams. Continue reading →
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