Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 1, 2012 10:34AM ET
You can tweak the settings; you can educate yourself about the settings; but you cannot opt out of Google's data collection. That is, unless you stop using Google altogether. Let us show you how.
Mar 1, 2012 10:19AM ET
Fortune's new in-depth look at Facebook confirms that Mark Zuckerberg has created the type of intense cult it takes to build a successful tech company, but it's a very different from the one created by the tech industry's other mega-successful cultish leader, Apple's Steve Jobs.
Feb 29, 2012 6:06PM ET
You might be sad to learn that Facebook sends an average of 16 percent of the things you post on Facebook to your friends' news feeds. Then again, you might be glad.
Feb 29, 2012 5:59PM ET
Discovered: The right age to get fat, a possible sugary cure for Alzheimer's, coffee will not kill us, and there's a decent chance the sun will explode.
Feb 29, 2012 3:59PM ET
The Pentagon's top researchers are getting nervous about the smartphones and tablets civilians are carrying around in their pockets, backpacks and cars, calling the devices dangerous for national security.
Feb 29, 2012 3:57PM ET
About a month into its Pre-IPO rush to make money off of us, Facebook has announced a bunch of new features that will simultaneously please advertisers and annoy users.
Feb 29, 2012 3:44PM ET
We've now seen two Internet marriage proposals in just a few weeks, one on Mashable another on BuzzFeed. Is this an acceptable way to ask for someone's hand in marriage? We discuss.
Feb 29, 2012 12:11PM ET
The debut of the $35 Raspberry Pi computer has the masses so excited they have crashed online retail sites.
Feb 29, 2012 10:55AM ET
The fanboy blogs are abuzz with thinly sourced reports about what Apple will unveil at next Wednesday's new product party in San Francisco, but after reading some of Apple's recent patent filings, we have one of our own: iPad 3D.
Feb 29, 2012 10:28AM ET
After a successful developer preview debut last fall, Microsoft has unveiled the consumer preview of its newest operating system.
Feb 28, 2012 5:02PM ET
Discovered: Rich people steal candy from babies, the existence of an immortal worm, democracy does not work, and death by sleeping pills.
Feb 28, 2012 3:49PM ET
Depending on the time of month, developers and tech bloggers tend to be either upset about the supposedly overly strict rules in Apple's App Store or concerned that the company doesn't better police its own standards.
Feb 28, 2012 3:19PM ET
Pinterest, the social network that encourages image hoarding, hasn't done a very good job preparing for the inevitable copyright scandal the site will face.
Feb 28, 2012 12:48PM ET
Netflix doesn't have to sweat losing its big Starz Play movie library because viewers come to the Internet for their television fixes and Netflix has built up a pretty valuable store of TV selections in the last few months.
Feb 28, 2012 12:26PM ET
Rumors have been circulating among serious Apple fans that the iPad 3 would debut the first week of March, and the company's now confirmed it'll be making some kind of iPad-related announcement on March 7.
Feb 28, 2012 11:24AM ET
Feb 28, 2012 10:13AM ET
Twitter's new plan to start offering business access to at least the past two years of tweet data reads like an attempt to start generating some revenue for the company.
Feb 28, 2012 9:49AM ET
The Wall Street Journal has boiled down the failure of Google+ to make a dent in the social network dominance of Facebook, which we have noted for months to two simple stats: users spend about three minutes per month on Google+ compared to six to seven hours a month on Facebook.
Feb 28, 2012 8:50AM ET
Dying to remember what you tweeted about how much you hated vuvuzelas at the World Cup and what happened at the ending of Inception? Lucky for you, Twitter and Datasift will enable companies to look at tweets from two years ago.
Feb 28, 2012 8:08AM ET
If you're like us, you saw your Twitter feed blow up on Sunday night with tweets about dresses, acceptance speeches, and French swears as the Oscars were broadcast on ABC.
Feb 27, 2012 5:57PM ET
Evi, the Siri knockoff that got attention last week for looking too much like Siri, has been downloaded over 200,000 times, leading us to believe that this one might be worth it for those iPhone users on pre-4s iPhones.
Feb 27, 2012 4:50PM ET
Discovered: A magical flu vaccine, there's no such thing as a healthy video game, a quantum microphone, nicotine mouth spray, your boyfriend may think you're fatter than you are.
Feb 27, 2012 2:49PM ET
Don't get too, too sad about Netflix losing Starz Play after tomorrow.
Feb 27, 2012 12:24PM ET
There are about 150 million good reasons (read: $) why everybody's talking about Kickstarter lately.
Feb 27, 2012 12:19PM ET
After hearing all about the horrible working conditions it takes to make our electronics at Foxconn, Mother Jones' Mac McClelland shows us what it takes to ship those products.
Feb 27, 2012 9:43AM ET
Looking at the future of the iPhone, two articles, one from the Wall Street Journal's Anton Troianovski the other from The New York Times' Kevin J. O'Brien, out of the Barcelona's Mobile World Congress reach some differing conclusions
Feb 24, 2012 12:43PM ET
News of Apple's acquiring the app recommendation startup Chomp strikes us as interesting for exactly three reasons.
Feb 23, 2012 6:10PM ET
On Thursday, the White House pulled back the curtain on its "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights," a presidential attempt to clamp down on the misuse of online user data.
Feb 23, 2012 5:59PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Feb 23, 2012 5:42PM ET
The more scientists tinker around in muddy ponds, filthy mines and, yes, laboratories, the more methods for producing clean energy they discover.