Adam Rowe

Adam Rowe is a freelance science and technology writer. He splits his freelance research time between finding bizarre science facts and bizarre science fiction, documenting it all @AdamRRowe.

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Mobile Applications

From Trove to Prismatic: What the failure of content curation apps means

Personalized news apps could offer far more relevant and timely information than the Facebook or YouTube algorithm. But no one’s opening them.

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Social Networks

Why the Facebook trending news controversy is a tipping point

Facebook trending news just doesn’t work. Audiences need more distinct, targeted “tastemaking” curators.

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How the Internet of Things erases ownership

Nest’s move to destroy its own product highlights the Internet of Things’ biggest problem: Its revenue model demands that consumers essentially lease, rather than...

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Mobile Applications

Treating phobias with VR might help push it into the mainstream

VR needs a killer app to capture mainstream audiences. The fear factor could be an elegant solution.

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Social Networks

Twitter's NFL play: the first nail in the free web's coffin

As live sports events arrive on the internet, they’ll bring their revenue model with them.

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Medical Devices

Bionic exoskeletons: Why haven't they replaced wheelchairs?

Bionic assistive technology sounds futuristic, but technical innovation isn’t the real factor keeping exoskeletons from walking the streets every day

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Telemedicine

Under-the-skin implants: Health tracking or Facebook feed to the brain?

Once battery sizes shrink, a world of implantable tech might make the shift from science fiction to reality

Technology Planning and Analysis

From sci-fi to reality: A history of the automated kitchen

From the 19th century “automat” to 3D printed pizza of today, we’ve always been fascinated by automated food delivery

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