Melanie Ehrenkranz
Melanie Ehrenkranz

Melanie is a writer covering technology and the future. She can be reached at

April 18, 2017

Can you spot the problem with this list of top tech investors?

Men dominate the list of the "world's smartest tech investors."

April 14, 2017

Inside the conservative plan to stop human trafficking by blocking porn on your phone

This one requires some mental gymnastics.
April 13, 2017

Uber's secret "Hell" program spied on Lyft drivers — and the CEO reportedly knew about it

Uber shadily collected data on its rival.
April 12, 2017

The scary truth about nightmares — and what they mean for our mental health

The nightmare of a bad dream may not end when we wake up.
April 11, 2017

How do we stop revenge porn? It starts with more women in tech.

Nearly three years after Celebgate, women are under attack again.
April 11, 2017

We solved the mystery of Ludacris' absurd CGI abs in the "Vitamin D" video

I wanna co-co-co-computer-generate you from your head to your torso.

April 11, 2017

A whopping, lustrous asteroid is about to soar past Earth — and you can watch

You're going to need more than just the naked eye.
March 31, 2017

Screenshots reveal this CEO hurling racist insults at an investor of color

Brittain flew into a rage, calling him a "f*cking raghead" and a "f*ckin' towelhead piece-of-shit invader."
March 30, 2017

10 female founders get real about sexism in the startup world

"I don't think I've met a single female founder who hasn't had at least one creepy situation with an investor."
March 28, 2017

Uber is getting slammed for its offensive nicknames for minority employees

Yes, they're really called "Jewbers."

March 28, 2017

Scarlett Johansson just spoke out on the horror of revenge porn

"You're in the public eye, and you're like, 'What else can I give you?'"
March 24, 2017

A female engineer turned down a job opportunity at Uber. The company's response stunned her.

Even a $300,000 salary doesn't overshadow the controversy surrounding Uber right now.
March 23, 2017

There was a horrifying gang rape on Facebook Live. Here's how you can stop the next one.

An expert in bystander intervention tells us what to do when you witness online abuse.
March 22, 2017

Arianna Huffington is the wrong person to lead Uber's efforts against workplace sexism

Many women in tech argue that Huffington is uniquely unqualified.
March 22, 2017

A site beloved by white nationalists invited me to Trump Tower for a romantic Sunday afternoon

I was under the impression that this was some sort of proposal or wedding. It was none of the above.

March 21, 2017

The latest futuristic sex doll is teaching men all the wrong things about consent

Touch Samantha on the shoulder, and she'll say, "I'm yours."
March 20, 2017

Jeff Jones, Uber's president, resigns: A quick guide to every departing exec

The ride-sharing company has seen a mass exodus of high-profile hires.
March 17, 2017

This social network is a haven for white nationalists. Now, it's trying to rebrand.

Who, exactly, would want to spend time here?
March 16, 2017

Mark Cuban assessed Donald Trump’s leadership and management skills — and it’s scathing

The Donald wouldn’t last a minute on 'Shark Tank.'