The Verge

IKEA 2.0

A study of IKEA’s efforts in smart home technology illuminates their approach to product development.

The Trauma Floor

A look at the incredibly challenging work done by moderators at Facebook and their outsourcing partners, reportedly in far from ideal conditions.

Speak, Memory

When Belarusian entrepreneur Roman Mazurenko died, his friend built a memorial to him – a chatbot that uses an archive of his text messages to recreate his voice and identity.

Drug Hunters

A look at the scientists working to identify the endless stream of synthetic designer drugs that have flooded the market in recent years.

The race against heat

The challenge of keeping people cool in an age of increasing temperatures risks making us ever more reliant on resource intensive air conditioning that may also be perversely making places hotter for anyone that doesn’t have them.