Today's Five Best Columns
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May 28, 2012 1:38PM ET
Facebook is apparently trying to develop their own smartphone again, and they're prompting us to wonder if we really need one, and if a smartphone is really the answer to their problems.
May 27, 2012 12:08PM ET
The Internet has a new line of defense against laws like SOPA and PIPA that threaten the web's free-flow of information: The Internet Defense League.
May 27, 2012 11:31AM ET
By now you might have heard about Eric Simons, the 19-year-old who crashed at AOL's Palo Alto campus for two months until he was finally caught and thrown out. Here's how he did it.
May 26, 2012 4:05PM ET
The President called himself as a "Twoosh master," referring to when someone uses all 140 characters in a tweet, in a video from a Twitter Q&A he did on Thursday. We'd like to dispute his claim of social media mastery.
May 25, 2012 5:21PM ET
Just in time for Geek Pride day, some folks on the Internet have started to get a little defensive over the term "geek," as they should, since lots of official language arbiters still consider it a derogatory term.
May 25, 2012 3:41PM ET
Discovered: The race to invent a real, life invisibility cloak forges on, old nice people live longer than crotchety ones, sometimes being fat isn't bad for your heart, and Spanish women are into contraception, at first.
May 25, 2012 2:45PM ET
Henry Blodget, the Business Insider mogul, is the perfect man to cover Facebook's IPO drama. In fact, there may never be another story better suited for Blodget to cover.
May 25, 2012 10:16AM ET
It's official: The first private mission to the International Space Station is a success.
May 25, 2012 9:59AM ET
A Big Guy v. Little Guy narrative has emerged from this post-Facebook IPO fallout. We already know about the Big Guy -- Facebook and its underwriters -- but now we're starting to hear what those little guys have to say.
May 25, 2012 9:56AM ET
In the many phases of how to feel about Mark Zuckerberg's marriage, we have reached "wedding shaming." Is it possible for a billionaire to have a nice, relatively normal wedding without being mocked for it?
May 25, 2012 8:22AM ET
The latest iPhone commercials feature John Malkovich playing around with Siri. But that's it. He's just being his weird self with the bot, using it as a form of entertainment, rather than a useful tool.
May 24, 2012 5:16PM ET
If we've learned one thing from our Media Diets, it's that the first thing many people reach for in the morning is their smartphone. In fact, many of them sleep with them in their beds at night. In fact, many of them sleep with them in their beds at night.
May 24, 2012 4:07PM ET
Discovered: Rapid fire evolution in a Connecticut pond, why pesticides are killing the bees, the best new species on the planet, and butterflies have gotten snobby.
May 24, 2012 2:39PM ET
If Facebook bought Instagram so it didn't have to compete with it, why did it just put out a photo-sharing app just like Instagram?
May 24, 2012 1:50PM ET
Now that Facebook's a big nasty corporation, it's not only attracted a lot of bad press, it's inspired more direct action.
May 24, 2012 12:08PM ET
Unlike Steve Jobs who operated like a non-boss boss, running the company as the creative, yet kind of horrible figurehead, Tim Cook is more staid, responsible and reasonable. You know, like a normal boss.
May 24, 2012 9:39AM ET
Yahoo couldn't have picked a better time to come out with its browser Axis, as we've been shopping around for a new love, after a difficult breakup with Google Chrome.
May 23, 2012 4:00PM ET
Proposed legislation in New York State hopes to rid the Internet of mean, anonymous commenters. But do we really want to get rid of those people, even if we can?
May 23, 2012 2:58PM ET
Discovered: A medical procedure that turns your face into your heart, why we eat more when we're depressed, the fall of the Mayan empire explained, and men's mistakes count more.
May 23, 2012 2:23PM ET
The new Digital Government Strategy, released on Wednesday, contains hints that the BlackBerry is on the way out as federal government’s leading mobile device.
The jury has handed Google a major win in its case with Oracle over whether the search giant violated patents by using some of Oracle's code for its Android apps, The Next Web reports.
May 23, 2012 9:55AM ET
After days of stock-market failure, we find out the real deal behind Facebook's IPO preparations, which show a disconnect between institutional investors on the inside and the rest of the world on the outside.
May 22, 2012 6:37PM ET
Today in studies that claim the Internet is ruining our lives, the BBC informs us that auto-correct and spellcheckers have turned us into a bunch of illiterate idiots.
May 22, 2012 5:48PM ET
Discovered: Smoking bans scare some smokers, your relationship with daddy determines how you watch Teen Mom, get ready to have your DNA sequences, and a big creepy Peruvian tomb.
May 22, 2012 2:25PM ET
Yelp, like all Internet forums, draws some insidious awful voices, which can present particular problems for businesses trying to solicit customers.
May 22, 2012 1:45PM ET
Every now and again Google's homepage Doodle rises above the level of novelty, and the fully functional Moog synthesizer they have planned for tomorrow, is certainly one of the more notable in recent memory
May 22, 2012 11:58AM ET
As Facebook's stock continues its slump, now trading even lower than yesterday's low, the Internet has reached a consensus on why the IPO of the year isn't performing: Advertising.
May 22, 2012 9:48AM ET
Tim Cook made $378 million in 2011, more than any CEO in all of America and a little of it had anything to do with his performance.
May 22, 2012 8:40AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
May 22, 2012 5:21AM ET
Just before 4:00 a.m. this morning, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral, taking first privately built spacecraft to visit the International Space Station.