Melanie Ehrenkranz
Melanie Ehrenkranz

Melanie is a writer covering technology and the future. She can be reached at melanie@mic.com.

July 17, 2017

Women engineers get real about the worst sexism they've experienced at work

It ranges from the subtle to the extreme.

July 13, 2017

A porn company wants guys to use their genitals as a password. That’s a terrible idea.

We asked for flying cars. We got fingerprint readers for your junk instead.
July 7, 2017

Here’s how Elon Musk could have appropriately responded to gender discrimination allegations

You shouldn't respond to harassment allegations by calling someone a “jerk.”
July 7, 2017

Mike Pence touched NASA hardware labeled 'Do Not Touch' — and it instantly became a meme

The vice president ignored a "DO NOT TOUCH" sign, and the internet couldn't get enough.
July 6, 2017

The U.S. denied visas for student robotics teams from Afghanistan and the Gambia

The teams were not given an explanation as to why their applications were rejected.
July 4, 2017

The science behind fireworks will make you appreciate them even more

Here's some background on the Fourth of July tradition.

July 3, 2017

This is what happens when you let a machine flirt with your Tinder matches

I found love in a hopeless place — just kidding, I'm horrified!
June 30, 2017

Facebook Marketplace is still pretty much just for murderers

Can I interest you in some mummy feet? A haunted painting? Human waste?
June 29, 2017
June 29, 2017

Uber drivers at JFK Airport are fighting for their right to pee

Bathroom options for Uber drivers are unsanitary, degrading and illegal. And there are even fewer options for women.
June 27, 2017

Uber is investigating a woman's claim a driver put her in danger while defending his family's slaves

He then dropped her off in the middle of nowhere.

June 24, 2017

Meet the Girl Scouts that will earn badges for being cybersecurity experts

They'll soon get badges for coding, cryptography and more.
June 23, 2017

Leaked Uber email reveals how a female engineer pleaded with executives for change

Less than a week after Susan Fowler published her blog post, another woman sent a detailed report to Uber leadership.
June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017

Birth control apps are helping women circumvent the war on reproductive rights

Women can now download an app to help take autonomy over their own bodies.
June 20, 2017

Uber now lets you tip your driver. So how much should you tip?

Here's how your Uber experience is going to change.

June 20, 2017

Twitter's harassment reporting tool is working flawlessly. No problems here. Nope. None.

"We have reviewed your report carefully..."
June 19, 2017

Silicon Valley tech leaders head to the White House — again — for a Trump-friendly photo op

Why are the country's most powerful CEOs still cozying up to Trump? Here are some ideas.
June 16, 2017

A woman was raped by her Uber driver. Uber allegedly said she made it up.

Allegedly, Uber executives shared her confidential medical records and discussed whether her rape was part of a competitor's plot.
June 15, 2017

This amazingly simple gadget makes your car sound like R2D2

Shut up and take my money.