Today's Five Best Columns
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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.
Feb 23, 2012 5:42PM ET
Though it's certainly a small subset of the Internet, the roughly 43,000 folks who follow @horse_ebooks are probably pretty interested to know that the creator of their much-loved Twitter spambot has at long last been outed by Adrien Chen at Gawker.
Feb 23, 2012 4:42PM ET
Discovered: Science's cruel joke on arachnophobes, a case for early mammograms, man will not go extinct, surgeons make bad health decisions.
Feb 23, 2012 4:31PM ET
Beyond "girly" pinboards showcasing the latest fashion trends, there's a silly side to Pinterest, which has taken a few notes from the Internet's silliest platform, Tumblr.
Feb 23, 2012 3:15PM ET
Google announced they'd hired Staten Island's former U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari as their vice president of public policy and government relations for the Americas, Politico reported Thursday.
Feb 23, 2012 2:55PM ET
As 30 or so protesters rallied for workers' rights outside on Thursday, Apple chief executive Tim Cook led the company's first shareholder meeting since the death of Steve Jobs and, more than once, dropped the F-bomb.
Feb 23, 2012 1:51PM ET
Today Tumblr announced a new policy against "self-harm" blogs, leading us to a dark side of Tumblr we never wanted to know existed.
Feb 23, 2012 11:39AM ET
As yet another jousting match goes down between a member of the New York City media elite and a Silicon Valley-based blogger dude, we're starting to get concerned that journalists covering the tech industry have no idea what they're doing.
Feb 23, 2012 10:52AM ET
Somehow Foxconn has convinced the world that its treatment of workers isn't that bad.
Feb 23, 2012 10:34AM ET
When some scientists at CERN thought they'd shown neutrino particles traveling faster than the speed of light last year, they announced they'd maybe wobbled the laws of physics. On Wednesday, they suggested an alternate theory: The results were due to a loose wire.
Feb 22, 2012 5:56PM ET
Following last week's iPhone app data collection scandals, California will now mandate that all mobile applications have privacy policies.
Feb 22, 2012 4:58PM ET
Meg Whitman has yet to prove herself, as Hewlett-Packard's Q1 earnings missed expectations, reporting first quarter net revenue of $30.0 billion, down 7% from the prior-year period.
Feb 22, 2012 3:02PM ET
To keep track of all the Linsanity, Wall Street Journal reporter and programmer Jeremy Singer-Vine created a one-stop Internet shop for all the Web's Jeremy Lin related offerings: Linstapaper.
Feb 22, 2012 1:31PM ET
Discovered: An off switch for pain, a finger-powered cell phone charger, what your ear of choice says about your brain, the clouds are coming for us, and buckyballs in space.
Feb 22, 2012 12:59PM ET
Even though it's less than two years old, the iPad's role in transforming every industry from aviation to education to media is nearly complete.
Feb 22, 2012 11:44AM ET
On the gut level, reactions to Google's recently leaked top secret augmented reality eyeglasses can be split into two broad camps: the WTF!?! crew (concerned with privacy) and the WHOA!!! crew (excited about the future).
Feb 22, 2012 9:57AM ET
We know all about the doom and gloom over at Foxconn, but during Nightline's trip to the iFactory on ABC last night, we learn about some of the perks of working at the industrial campus.
Feb 21, 2012 5:53PM ET
Discovered: Fructose doesn't deserve its association with obesity, a new type of Super Earth, a case for extending the smoking ban, and movies make kids want to drink.
Feb 21, 2012 5:30PM ET
We can't wait to check out the military's new DARPA-funded reenactment of the insanely successful James Cameron movie Avatar.