Snapchat downloads are dropping off a cliff

Snapchat downloads are dropping off a cliff

Snapchat’s growth has slowed sharply during the past two months as Facebook and its Instagram app continue to knock off the disappearing-photo app’s features, according to an analyst report. Downloads of the app operated by Venice, Calif.-based Snap Inc. are down 22…

China prepping to send a man to the moon

China prepping to send a man to the moon

China is making “preliminary” preparations to send a man to the moon, state media cited a senior space official as saying, the latest goal in China’s ambitious lunar exploration program. China in 2003 became the third country to put a man in…

Silicon Valley’s plan to hack death

Silicon Valley’s plan to hack death

Illustration by Luis Rendon Silicon Valley titans have hacked phones, computers, even cars. Now, they are taking to their own bodies, reprogramming themselves for longevity, intelligence and youthfulness. A microbiologist there uses needles and electricity to retool his DNA. “Smart drugs” are…

Inside the Woodstock of tech

Inside the Woodstock of tech

San Jose is a funny place. “It’s like one giant mall,” my breakfast partner and fellow journalist at this year’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference muses. He’s not wrong: It’s a city designed with that strip mall urban sprawl in mind. The streets…

Apple is selling a strip of leather for $29

Apple is selling a strip of leather for $29

Yesterday at its annual WWDC keynote, Apple announced a whole bunch of new products, including upgraded MacBooks, iMacs, and even an all-new home speaker that is sure to spawn heated debates and opinions every moment from now until its eventual December launch….

Are you a “pornsexual’?

Are you a “pornsexual’?

A new sexual orientation to describe those who love porn even more than sex in real life has reportedly emerged. Pornosexuality refers to those who identify with only being aroused by pornography and experience pleasure alone rather than through human interaction. It…