Today's Five Best Columns
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May 27, 2014 12:36PM ET
In the latest move by smartphone makers to make you healthier through technology, Samsung has introduced a new way for Galaxy S5 users to tell if they are stressed out.
May 27, 2014 12:20PM ET
An inside story of the 45-day process that goes into making one bland corporate tweet is riling up the Twitter-sphere, but that lengthy time period is a bit misleading.
May 27, 2014 10:24AM ET
A mysterious Twitter account based out of San Francisco is running a city wide scavenger hunt where the prizes are all cold, hard cash.
May 27, 2014 7:59AM ET
After watching Google acquire Nest Labs for $3.2 billion, Apple is striking back with a smart home product of their own.
May 25, 2014 12:51PM ET
After a New York restaurant asked a patron to remove her Google Glass, partisans in the technology culture war began duking it out with positive and negative online reviews.
May 23, 2014 4:12PM ET
Google's is developing a new table that will have some seriously impressive technology: Welcome 3D imaging to Google's ever growing list of capabilities.
May 23, 2014 3:23PM ET
Ubisoft's new open-world game, Watch Dogs, creates a fresh new spin on the themes of privacy and hacking. The Wire spoke to the Ubisoft team to get some background.
May 23, 2014 2:47PM ET
This week, Google made some major changes to their search engine algorithm, calling the update "Panda 4.0." As a result, many websites were booted from high-ranking search results, but none has suffered as much as eBay.
May 23, 2014 12:41PM ET
Hailo's London offices were vandalized by angry black cab drivers who feel betrayed by the taxi-summoning app's new policies.
May 23, 2014 11:59AM ET
Google Glass has just hit the public market, the lawmakers are already looking to get rid of it, from roads at least. Illinois legislators are worried that it will cause a distraction to drivers.
May 23, 2014 10:31AM ET
A recent St. Francis College graduate who thought he could outsmart Facebook for some major financial gains, is now being hit with a lawsuit worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
May 22, 2014 5:30PM ET
The California Department of Motor Vehicles signed off on rules allowing the testing of self driving cars to begin. With that, California becomes one of the first states to create legislation around autonomous vehicles.
May 22, 2014 5:00PM ET
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 440,000 Nest Protect smoke alarms. They were recalled because the "Wave" feature, which disables the smoke alarm sound, could be falsely activated on those devices.
May 22, 2014 4:24PM ET
Yesterday, for three hours, the State Department's e-mail system and Blackberries went down, which meant State officials actually had to find one another and talk at their faces. It was terrible.
May 22, 2014 4:15PM ET
A gaming company has been claiming for some time now that the makers of Oculus Rift stole their technology, and they are finally going to court over the matter.
May 22, 2014 3:17PM ET
This week, Google unveiled some new features for their Chrome browser. The centerpiece is a new voice search feature that is one of the most user friendly voice controls we've seen in a browser.
May 22, 2014 2:33PM ET
The Department of Homeland Security did not specify which utility was affected in the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) report.
May 22, 2014 11:40AM ET
Apparently, typing in your own Facebook status is not good enough for telling your friends what's pleasing your ears these days.
May 22, 2014 9:49AM ET
When someone chooses to escape our Apple overlords and convert from an iPhone to an Android or other device, they can find that their text messages are no longer reaching them.
May 22, 2014 9:10AM ET
EBay has had a rough 24 hours. First, their website posted a password change request with no follow up information, then they confirmed a security breach, and now the system that allows password changes is failing.
May 21, 2014 12:21PM ET
The NYPD is starting to experiment with new gadgets. The city has budgeted and approved $500,000 for a pilot program which tests gunshot detectors.
May 21, 2014 12:10PM ET
Apple has expanded their "Reuse & Recycle" program to letting iPad owners overseas trade in their old, unwanted models for store credit.
May 21, 2014 11:04AM ET
Initial rumors of a version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 that would able to handle rough conditions seemed completely unwarranted, but now, we have the best confirmation possible.
May 21, 2014 9:05AM ET
Early this morning, a message asking all users to change their eBay passwords appeared on the community homepage and press page of PayPal, an eBay owned company.
May 20, 2014 6:46PM ET
The American Customer Satisfaction Index, put out quarterly by the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, is "considered the most comprehensive customer satisfaction survey in the United States."
May 20, 2014 4:01PM ET
Chuck E. Cheese, the establishment that you definitely puked in as a child, has come a long way from their creepy animatronic band days. They are now offering virtual reality to children.
May 20, 2014 1:23PM ET
Today, Microsoft released the new Surface Pro 3 at a press conference in New York. The new tablet is thinner and faster than its predecessors, and also boasts a larger screen. I
May 20, 2014 12:39PM ET
Despite all the merger madness in the telecommunications industry, Verizon wants to make it clear that it really, really does not want to buy Dish Network.
May 20, 2014 11:39AM ET
Back in November 2012, Facebook introduced the "I'm a Voter" button so users could show their friends they were participating in the election. Now, Facebook is planning on bringing the button to international elections.
May 20, 2014 8:07AM ET
The signs depicting two distinctive rainbow-striped apples that served as the original company logo will hit the auction block at Bonhams for between $10,000 and $15,000.