Today's Five Best Columns
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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.
Feb 21, 2012 3:56PM ET
After discovering that the United States Army had a profile on Pinterest, we talked to the Army's social media operation to get some insight into what made them jump on the latest Internet trend. Hint: It has to do with ladies.
Feb 21, 2012 2:05PM ET
Everyone's favorite law-dodging, file-sharing site The Pirate Bay isn't bothered one bit by a recent High Court decision that threatens to ban the service in the United Kingdom.
Feb 21, 2012 1:49PM ET
Proving yet again that the Internet offers free alternatives for things one used to have to pay for (see: the newspaper), a new report today says that cell phone networks lost $13.9 billion worth of revenue to free social media apps in 2011.
Feb 21, 2012 12:31PM ET
Since the downfall of LulzSec, hackers have been busy coming up with wild ideas to outdo their many attention-grabbing stunts from 2011.
Feb 21, 2012 10:10AM ET
Currently Google and Microsoft are battling it out via passive aggressive statements over who is in the wrong in this whole user privacy tracking ordeal, when of course, both of them, along with the rest of the tech giants, are doing the same wrong things.
Feb 21, 2012 9:43AM ET
"While little data on the phenomenon exists, venture capitalists say they are funding more chief executives under age 21 than ever before," reports Reuters' Sarah McBride.
Feb 20, 2012 3:47PM ET
Not limiting its tracking to iDevices, Google has also bypassed Internet Explorer's privacy settings, getting around the search engine's cookie restrictions, according to Microsoft.
Feb 20, 2012 2:53PM ET
With all the talk of Pinterest acting as one giant copyright infringement hub, the up-and-already-arrived social network has given sites a way to opt out of pinning.
Feb 20, 2012 1:18PM ET
Discovered: What the moon's insides look like, the tiniest transistor of all time, climate change is killing alpine chipmunks, and get ready for test-tube hamburgers.
Feb 20, 2012 11:51AM ET
Aside from the satisfaction of winning, prevailing in a class action lawsuit against Apple doesn't accomplish much of anything.
Feb 20, 2012 9:57AM ET
After a mass suicide threat, media exposes from both This American Life and The New York Times and factory audits from Apple and the Fair Labor Association, Foxconn has had about six weeks to shape up.
Feb 17, 2012 5:52PM ET
Looks like the piracy going on over at file sharing site MegaUpload was less rampant than expected, reveal documents from the site's indictment.