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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Dec 22, 2014 02:35 PM ET
This high-tech sleigh has GPS, rocket boosters and a chimney cam.
Dec 17, 2014 02:51 PM ET
GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle uses biomimetic design. Continue reading →
Dec 16, 2014 12:40 PM ET
Proposed anti-fraud technique would use lasers, nanoparticle strips and misbehaving photons.
Dec 15, 2014 02:04 PM ET
Computers using image-recognition systems see a whole different picture. Continue reading →
Dec 12, 2014 01:30 PM ET
Sixty-eight degrees below zero? Ice and snow? Bring it. Here's how tech helps us handle deep chill.
Dec 11, 2014 03:21 PM ET
A directed-energy gun is now authorized for use in Persian Gulf.
Dec 10, 2014 12:44 PM ET
A French company unveils plans for an Android device that projects onto your skin.
Dec 9, 2014 01:47 PM ET
Pizza Hut testing an eye-tracking tablet system that chooses your toppings for you.
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