Today's Five Best Columns
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May 4, 2012 9:59AM ET
The latest Barnes and Noble ad campaign for the new Nook Simple Touch with Glowlite speaks to that special, intimate relationship in our lives.
May 3, 2012 6:06PM ET
Eduardo Savarin, the shafted founder of Facebook we all got to know via Andrew Garfield's portrayal in The Social Network, is living quite the lavish life as a pseudo-celebrity in Singapore.
May 3, 2012 3:33PM ET
Discovered: Triplets can turn out okay, a black hole murderer is on the loose, time to start a moderate jogging routine and plants will adapt to climate change better than expected.
May 3, 2012 2:05PM ET
Twitter's well-documented spam problem is creeping into the hashtag section, making it difficult for the kind of people who take their hashtags the most seriously: denizens of the endless social media conferences.
May 3, 2012 11:23AM ET
Just as the briefly über-popular smartphone app has started to wane in popularity, the company has made the game even less desirable.
May 3, 2012 9:32AM ET
As Facebook has become more hegemonic, about a quarter of its users have started crafting fake personae, fudging some personal details on the social network in order to, they say, protect their privacy and data, according to a new Consumer Reports survey.
May 2, 2012 3:54PM ET
Discovered: There's only one possible thing that could be causing Arctic ice-shelf loss, a fun fact about mammal eyes, finally a positive health benefit to staring at a computer all day and a 5,000 year old blood cell.
May 2, 2012 2:34PM ET
A big 95 percent sell-off of one's stake in a company might indicate a person had some sort of scary insider information about the company's impending implosion. But from the looks of it, Apple Senior Vice President Scott Forstall made his $38.7 million deal not because he plans on leaving a doomed company.
May 2, 2012 12:51PM ET
Treasure hunter Bill Warren is continuing the moral mission-cum-publicity stunt he started last June, claiming he has located the body of Osama bin Laden off the the coast of the Arabian Sea.
May 2, 2012 10:37AM ET
As trusted information is particularly difficult to ascertain vis-à-vis the blind Chinese activist who escaped house arrest to seek protection from the U.S., another Chinese activist, Zeng Jinyan, has become a trusted source of information surrounding Chen.
May 2, 2012 9:40AM ET
Less than a week before Facebook starts its IPO roadshow on Monday, advertisers have started to figure out that Facebook's ad strategy isn't all that strategic.
May 1, 2012 1:46PM ET
Discovered: Baby drug addicts, atheists can love their neighbors, too, these brand new lizard species are already dying, and humans are evolving.
May 1, 2012 11:57AM ET
Today Research in Motion, makers of the Blackberry, held one of those standard tech press conferences that are supposed to get the bloggers all jazzed about their latest offering, inspiring them to write what basically turns into free PR. But no one got excited this time.
May 1, 2012 10:09AM ET
That "rogue engineer" who collected personal information over wireless networks via Google's Street View cars has been identified in today's New York Times as Marius Milner, the creator of wireless detection software NetStumblr.
Apr 30, 2012 5:37PM ET
Discovered: Some brains are wired to want drugs, there's no such thing as safe texting while driving, TV makes drinking look fun to kids and rats chew better than other rodents.
Apr 30, 2012 4:41PM ET
A new report came out today bestowing Washington, D.C. with the distinction as the number one city for the "well-being" of women. As women who live in this city, we debate that point.
Apr 30, 2012 3:24PM ET
Discovered in Green: Wind farms are making the Earth warmer, a map of clean and dirty ground water, the coral reef is moving, and Yellowstone's super-volcano isn't all that super.
Apr 30, 2012 2:14PM ET
"Social gifting," the latest Internet shopping trend, is getting compared to Groupon for reasons both obvious and bad.
Apr 30, 2012 12:02PM ET
With all this national media attention for Kickstarter, including a write-up from The New York Times, saying the site had come of age (something The Atlantic Wire had already noted), consumers can expect a lot more tech-related products funded by the people, rather than venture capitalists.
Apr 30, 2012 9:53AM ET
With Microsoft putting $300,000,000 into Barnes and Noble's Nook business, the Windows 8 maker just bought itself something that could come in handy with that whole iPad killer strategy it's got going on.
Apr 27, 2012 5:27PM ET
This afternoon we get a mysteriously sourced report that Apple is in talks with three major movie studios to stream their offerings on a future device (Apple TV, right?).
Apr 27, 2012 4:23PM ET
Discovered: Women put far too much faith in birth control, there's a new wonder fat drug coming our way, Saturn's moon is kind of like a not-moon, and a sperm killing antibiotic.
Apr 27, 2012 2:24PM ET
Discovered in Green: Food prices will rise, the Clean Water Act is working, China's getting dirtier and a better, leafier solar panel design.
Apr 27, 2012 1:23PM ET
What do Silicon Valley startups have in common with fraternities? A lot, it turns out.
Apr 27, 2012 9:57AM ET
Following the SOPA/PIPA uproar that splashed across the Internet earlier this year, we now have another cyber-security bill that threatens American Web browsing privacy, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, otherwise known as CISPA.
Apr 25, 2012 5:23PM ET
Discovered: The G-spot exists, white potatoes aren't making you fat, sunshine as heart attack treatment and at first, unemployment makes us happier.
Apr 25, 2012 4:45PM ET
With yesterday's release of Google Drive, Google, in theory, made the lives of its Docs users easier, providing a more seamless experience for document creation, saving, storing and sharing.
Apr 25, 2012 3:11PM ET
Discovered in Green: Organic farming isn't always sustainable, another thing that's hurting the honey-bees, warming oceans are melting glaciers, and some trees grow better in dirty cities.
Apr 25, 2012 3:02PM ET
The Internet, in an attempt to both say something different about the talked-to-death Apple earnings report and the $110 billion of cash it has on hand and also give readers a visual representation of the massively abstract, resorted many, many comparisons. It's time to judge their efforts.
Apr 25, 2012 12:09PM ET
Narrative Science's claim that its algorithm-driven journalism will one day win a Pulitzer has human journalists quivering, yet we're still not convinced it's all that threatening to the future of journalism.