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Nov 28, 2011 2:18PM ET
Dissatisfied with Siri's already impressive personal assistant skills, hackers have taken her to the next level, manipulating her technology to do more than just send text messages.
Nov 28, 2011 1:58PM ET
Though the swiftly moving Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP bills have been called a lot of things — draconian, fascist, dumb — the latest round of protests against the legislation are stepping up the rhetoric.
Nov 28, 2011 11:37AM ET
Nov 28, 2011 10:26AM ET
As police slowly converge on the Occupy camps in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, The New Yorker published what can only be described as a 6,000-word punctuation mark on the outdoor phase movement.
Nov 23, 2011 6:28PM ET
If the term "Internet troll" conjures up unintimidating images of angry, acne-faced computer geeks, the phrase "Internet water army" just sounds horrifying, like a force of besuited villains from a graphic novel.
Nov 23, 2011 6:21PM ET
After a long day spent staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorite tweets that made no sense.
Nov 23, 2011 2:01PM ET
Microsoft is continuing to flirt with the idea of making a bid to buy Yahoo, an aggressive move that experts think would sling the aging tech company back onto the cutting edge.
Nov 23, 2011 12:46PM ET
If you haven't already, visit Google.pl, where a mesmerizing Doodle honoring Polish science fiction author Stanislaw Lem will joyfully consume at least 20 minutes of your day.
Nov 23, 2011 11:11AM ET
Everybody's getting excited about all the sweet deals coming up on the biggest shopping day of the year, but don't get too excited — you might get ripped off.
Nov 23, 2011 9:30AM ET
A new Samsung commercial, set in the neverending line for a new Apple project, is good for a laugh, but based on the long history of jeers pointed in Steve Jobs's direction, we're not sure it's the best marketing strategy.
Nov 22, 2011 10:14PM ET
After a tough week for protesters both in New York and in Cairo, Occupy Wall Street has stalled their planned trip to Egypt, citing logistical roadblocks and safety concerns.
Nov 22, 2011 6:38PM ET
The Defense Department's Counter Narco-Terrorism Program Office (CNTPO) just closed its latest request for proposals, and some of the world's top private security contractors are in the running to win a vaguely worded contract for "training services support."
Nov 22, 2011 5:22PM ET
Construction workers are putting the finishing touches on the the extremely secretive but so far impressive-looking Apple Store inside Grand Central.
Nov 22, 2011 10:51AM ET
Ai Weiwei spent an hour on Tuesday morning — it was Tuesday night in China — answering questions from curious fans and dodging the disappointed comments from one angry hippie in an MSNBC live chat.
Nov 22, 2011 9:34AM ET
There's a little bit of new information and a lot of new misinformation about Facebook's super, top-secret phone project.
Nov 21, 2011 7:10PM ET
Since a large group of tech companies protested the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) in conjunction with the House's first hearing on SOPA last week, civil rights advocates have been rooting out the pro-SOPA traitors.
Nov 21, 2011 4:05PM ET
Michael Bloomberg is the 21st-century Monopoly man, minus the monocle, who peddles information and influence instead of colorful real estate.
Nov 21, 2011 3:15PM ET
This week, New York becomes the latest glossy magazine to profile Arianna Huffington, and like many journalists who've tackled the task before her, the magazine's Vanessa Grigoriadis paints a complex if underhanded portrait.
Nov 21, 2011 12:48PM ET
The Occupy Harvard protest appears to be entering its second, more serious stage having amassed the support of over 100 faculty members and successfully derailing a Newt Gingrich visit to campus.
Nov 21, 2011 9:48AM ET
Earlier this year, we learned that early Facebook investor Peter Thiel didn't believe in higher education, and thanks to a just-published New Yorker profile, we now know that he also doesn't believe in death.
Nov 18, 2011 6:24PM ET
A day after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office announced plans to reopen the case of actress Natalie Wood's mysterious 1981 death, the Associated Press reported new details that, unfortunately, were totally fabricated by a Christopher Walken impersonator on a local radio station.
Nov 18, 2011 6:03PM ET
Each Friday we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying and why it matters.
Nov 18, 2011 5:25PM ET
Everybody's been waiting for the expletive-filled YouTube video that sums up the standoff between the 99-Percenters and the 1-Percenters down on Wall Street. Found it.
Nov 18, 2011 4:05PM ET
The office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords coordinated a bi-partisan effort to urge the members of the super committee to get something done.
Nov 18, 2011 4:01PM ET
A judge sentenced self-help superstar Ray Adams to two years in jail for accidentally killing three people at a "spiritual warrior" retreat in a dangerously ultimately deadly hot Sedona, Arizona, sweat lodge.
Nov 18, 2011 2:25PM ET
For many, the feline agility competition — we prefer the term "cat gymnastics" — is very serious, perhaps even fierce athletic enterprise.
Nov 18, 2011 12:17PM ET
During the deluge of protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) from tech companies and civil rights groups alike, the Business Software Alliance, who counts Apple and Microsoft in their ranks, issued a glowing vote of support for the law.
Nov 18, 2011 9:47AM ET
In the latest update to the Newsweek Daily Beast saga, WWD's John Koblin doesn't have a lot of encouraging things to say about the state of affairs under editor Tina Brown.
Nov 17, 2011 7:52PM ET
Robert Mackey at The New York Times boldly declared on Thursday afternoon, "Drone Journalism Arrives" — it's actually been around for a while over at News Corp.
Nov 17, 2011 7:12PM ET
Herman Cain's request for Secret Service protection was approved on Thursday afternoon, making the former Godfather Pizza CEO the first Republican candidate to be granted the privilege and prompting Slate's Dave Weigel to wonder, "Is this the first time a Secret Service detail has been assigned to a book tour?"