The Anatomy of a Motherboard

It’s a crucial component in any laptop or desktop computer, but very few computer owners actually know what a motherboard is or what it does. There’s a motherboard (often called a logic board in smaller more mobile devices) sitting in every computer system: the processor, RAM, hard drives, graphics card, and other bits and pieces all plug straight into it. Read More >>

The Guy Who Invented Mobile Phones Thinks Apps Suck 

The inventor of the first mobile phone thinks that someday we’ll all have tiny computers implanted behind our ears instead of phones. He also thinks apps are terrible. Read More >>

A New Mini-Doc Explores How Close We are to Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

Cloning isn’t science fiction anymore. In fact, in some parts of the world, it’s big business. But cloning an extinct Woolly Mammoth? Well, that’s another story, but this fascinating Motherboard documentary travels to South Korea and Russia to investigate how close we are to resurrecting the dead. Read More >>

The First US Drone Lawsuit is Settled for Pennies

Back in 2011, a man called Raphael Pirker 'recklessly' flew his 2.2-kilo foam airplane around the University of Virginia in the US without hurting anyone, an act the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) thought worthy of a $10,000 fine. A few years of wasted court time later, and both parties have agreed to settle for $1,100. Read More >>

This Is the First Thunderbolt 2 Motherboard You Can Buy

Thunderbolt 2 is barely a real thing yet, but that hasn't stopped ASUS rolling out the first product on the market to use the interface. Now, you can buy a motherboard that sports the super-fast data link. Read More >>

Defence Distributed Documentary
Watch the Full Documentary About 3D Printed Weapons Right Here: Click. Print. Gun.

After getting teased with the trailer for Click. Print. Gun, Motherboard's documentary on the 3D printed gun movement, we finally get to watch the whole thing. The doc takes a look at Cody R. Wilson, a 25-year-old University of Texas law student, and how he's been building weapon parts with a 3D printer. Read More >>