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 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 →
Oct 15, 2014 03:53 PM ET
Feline-inspired headphones have speaker ears. Continue reading →
Oct 14, 2014 02:05 PM ET
New lithium-ion technology could be a game-changer for electric vehicles and consumer electronics. Continue reading →
Oct 10, 2014 01:59 PM ET
Art installation appears to show section of a historic market building broken off and hovering in mid-air. Continue reading →
Oct 9, 2014 02:54 PM ET
David Letterman's latest musical guest, Hatsune Miku, is actually a piece of software. Continue reading →
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