Author “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.”
Technology writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Elon Musk is developing implants that can read brain activity and then send it to a machine, which can translate it. His company, Neuralink, is testing this on animals.
Jul. 18from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Once upon a time, a man named Elon Musk envisioned rockets in space, cars that were electric, and a vacuum tube that hurtled people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30-minutes.
May. 20, 2015from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Instagram is experimenting with hiding likes for accounts in Canada. Some people are concerned this will change the experience and community on Instagram.
May. 6from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The Consumer Electronics Show opens Tuesday in Las Vegas and there is buzz about 5G. But do we have the juice to power the increased speed and connectivity it will bring?
Jan. 8, 2019from Design and Architecture
When John Elder Robison gets an experimental treatment for Asperger’s, he feels like he’s suddenly seeing the world in technicolor. But that doesn’t mean he likes what he sees.
Jan. 31, 2019from UnFictional
When people get in their cars in LA, one of the first things they do is type a destination into a smartphone. Millions of people worldwide use GPS.
Jun. 6from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Your smartphone is addictive. Do you need to “Marie Kondo” your apps, put down the phone altogether, or use it as a “drug” dispensary?
Mar. 5from Design and Architecture
Los Angeles is considering revising its regulations around billboards to allow more digital signs all around Los Angeles.
May. 29from Design and Architecture
Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE was invented to address one particular challenge in tackling climate change: often, the green choice isn’t the most convenient or most…
Mar. 5from KCRW Features
Governor Jerry Brown has championed California’s high-speed rail project. But as he passes the baton to Gavin Newsom, its future is in question.
Jan. 1, 2019from Design and Architecture
The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big.
Jul. 16from Press Play with Madeleine Brand