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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Apr 29, 2016 02:52 PM ET
Forget laser surgery. If Google has a say in it, we'll soon be injecting devices into our eyes to help improve our vision.
Apr 29, 2016 12:24 PM ET
Newly auctioned historical documents suggest the true origins America's pastime may be lost to the mists of time.
Apr 27, 2016 03:00 PM ET
European startup promises 2-3 recharges per day using just plant, soil and water. Continue reading →
Apr 26, 2016 02:30 PM ET
More than 10,000 drivers, professional and amateur, will square off on laser-scanned digital race tracks. Continue reading →
Apr 25, 2016 07:00 AM ET
New research suggests that immersive VR headsets like the Oculus Rift may intensify the psychological risks of gaming.
Apr 22, 2016 12:00 PM ET
A smart thermostat selects green energy sources when you crank up your heat or AC. Continue reading →
Apr 20, 2016 04:15 PM ET
Rival construction crews go at with heavy machinery on a busy street in China. Continue reading →
Apr 18, 2016 12:20 PM ET
Concealed sensors register rhythmic movement, and no we're not making this up. Continue reading →
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