Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 13, 2011 2:00PM ET
After all the lengths Google went to assure us of Google Wallet's security, it turns out the mobile payments system stores a lot of unencrypted information on your smart phone's database.
Dec 13, 2011 11:45AM ET
Carrier IQ, the controversial software company suspected of spying on over 150 million smartphone users, is opening its kimono and admitting to some mistakes.
Dec 13, 2011 9:48AM ET
Scientists at M.I.T's Media lab have created a camera that can capture the speed of light, taking a photo in less than two-trillionths of a second.
Dec 13, 2011 9:17AM ET
If your job has some kind of online component (and pretty much every job these days does) you'll have fun with the endless scrolling feature on "I Work for the Internet," the latest website set up to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
Dec 13, 2011 5:58AM ET
Scientists at CERN just finished their press conference explaining their discovery in relation to the so-called god particle, and while they say they've found evidence of the mysterious Higgs Boson, they've stopped short of announcing it definitely exists.
Dec 12, 2011 4:36PM ET
It's a pretty good sign that your company is doing well if its three top executives own eight jets between them, as Google's does.
Dec 12, 2011 3:09PM ET
On the same day that Google ran a microchip-themed Doodle to commemorate the 84th birthday of its late founder Robert Noyce, Intel announced that a supply shortage due to widespread flooding in Thailand would cost the company about a billion dollars in revenue in the fourth quarter.
Dec 12, 2011 12:15PM ET
After many Kindle Fire complaints, Amazon has finally promised a fix, coming in two weeks -- over a month and a half since the device first came out -- the company told The New York Times's David Streitfeld.
Dec 10, 2011 5:53PM ET
Rumors are flying about a possible breakthrough in the search for the Higgs boson, an elusive particle believed to explain how matter has mass.
Dec 10, 2011 2:40PM ET
The chairman of the MPAA says Google can comply with the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act just like they have China's bans on Western websites.
Dec 9, 2011 6:43PM ET
Last week for the first time ever we learned that Google Chrome is beating Firefox in total number of users, a decline we see graphed out in today's Chart of the Day.
Dec 9, 2011 6:43PM ET
AllThingsD's scoop machines Liz Gannes and Kara Swisher just published the details of a massive corporate re-structuring at Facebook, naming the five heads of new product teams.
Dec 9, 2011 4:51PM ET
The most influential Twitter account is a Brazilian elderly woman with a foul mouth and a GIF powered avatar, showcasing the tweeter doing sexy things.
Dec 9, 2011 3:16PM ET
After winning the $100,000 Siemens Prize for inventing nanoparticles that kill cancer cells, Angela Zhang is quickly becoming the world's most enviable Internet meme.
Dec 9, 2011 2:04PM ET
Boing Boing writer Xeni Jardin, whose live-tweeting of a routine mammogram ended tragically with a breast cancer diagnosis, has written a long and moving account of that doctor's visit.
Dec 9, 2011 2:02PM ET
Nature and technology have made it easy for you to catch tomorrow's full lunar eclipse, the last one until April 14, 2014.
Dec 9, 2011 1:22PM ET
In case you needed more evidence of the BlackBerry plummet from relevancy or that iPhones are winning the smartphone war, a thief has been mugging Columbia's students and has, sadly, been handing back their lame BlackBerrys.
Dec 9, 2011 11:38AM ET
After announcing its lofty IPO goals last week, Zynga has taken its show on the road, trying its hardest to convince investors to pony up for a service that only 3 percent of its users pay for.
Dec 9, 2011 10:28AM ET
As HP debates the fate of its dying webOS, the mobile operating system HP used in its failed tablet TouchPad, it has the perfect man defending the unpopular system: A tech savvy guy who has practiced self-deprecating humor for years.
Dec 9, 2011 9:57AM ET
As Congress sinks its teeth into an alternative to the widely loathed anti-piracy legislation that some fear will lead to Internet censorship, Hillary Clinton is standing up for the ideals of an open web.
Dec 8, 2011 6:46PM ET
In a move of utter hypocrisy Facebook, a company with a trademark for the word "face," is countersuing Timelines.com, claiming its trademark of the word "timeline" is too generic.
Dec 8, 2011 6:34PM ET
Have you always wondered which website you read evokes the most emotional reactions? Advertisers have, and thanks to a new study commissioned by Facebook, science reports that the most emotionally engaging website is none other than … Facebook.
Dec 8, 2011 5:10PM ET
Just over a month after the dustup caused by axing some features in Reader, the new Google Currents news app brings custom-made editions from over 150 media partners, RSS feeds and Google+ streams into one Flipboard-like interface.
Dec 8, 2011 5:07PM ET
This afternoon Twitter announced a "fly" new site redesign that focuses more on growth and less on making user experience better for loyal tweeters.
Dec 8, 2011 3:52PM ET
36 Cooper Square has earned a sort of cult-level status within the history of Silicon Alley, thanks to the success of its tech-savvy tenants Curbed and Hard Candy Shell and especially Silcon Alley darling Foursquare, but tenant turnover may mean the end of the address's cachet.
Dec 8, 2011 3:47PM ET
Instead of just sitting around and complaining on Twitter about the new Gmail, do something about it.
Dec 8, 2011 2:18PM ET
With the Internet TV model not quite perfected, the field is wide open for predictions and theories on what the future holds for the seemingly inevitable conjoining of television with web offerings.
Dec 8, 2011 10:08AM ET
As Nokia moves to sell its luxury subsidiary, Vertu, it's time to shed a tear for the dying, gawking-worthy fad -- popular among rappers and Russian oil tycoons alike -- that we call the bling phone.
Dec 8, 2011 5:49AM ET
Facebook has mined its rather sizable treasure trove of data and users to reveal what were the most talked about topics on the social network in 2011.
Dec 7, 2011 6:10PM ET
It only took 34 years, but NASA's deep space probe is finally entering uncharted territory on the far edges of our solar system, just before entering the rest of the Milky Way galaxy.