Today's Five Best Columns
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May 1, 2014 5:51PM ET
Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google will tell their users more about government requests for their data, in the wake of a series of leaks exposing the NSA's secret bulk data collection programs.
May 1, 2014 4:00PM ET
First, apple slices replaced french fries; now e-books instead of toys?
May 1, 2014 3:30PM ET
It's no secret that the Apple lightning cable is one of the worst chargers ever made, but before you scream at an innocent Genius Bar staffer, The Wire has some suggestions to avoid spending $20 on a new cord every month.
May 1, 2014 2:25PM ET
Google Glass is being used to help perform surgeries, wage combat, and now ... build sandwiches.
May 1, 2014 12:18PM ET
Foursquare is breaking itself to two parts: Foursquare for exploring your location, and whole new app, called Swarm, for keeping up with friends.
May 1, 2014 10:56AM ET
Last week, Verizon Wireless announced that they're going to start stalking customers more actively and for a profit.
May 1, 2014 9:17AM ET
The app that brought self-destructing dick pics to the masses has now enabled more traditional sexting.
Apr 30, 2014 4:12PM ET
Though the majority of Internet users heard about Heartbleed, the widespread bug that threatens private information across several major websites, just four in ten actually took action to change their passwords, according to a Pew report.
Apr 30, 2014 2:59PM ET
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the social media company will amp up its privacy protections -- welcome news for users sick of having their personal information mined by advertisers. He also, however, announced that targeted ads will become even more targeted.
Apr 30, 2014 12:04PM ET
Bob Hoskins leaves behind a titanic legacy in British film and television and a multitude of memorable characters, both silly and serious, that long had me arguing that he was one of the more unappreciated talents of his generation.
Apr 30, 2014 11:49AM ET
This coming fall the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will launch the "MIT Bitcoin Project," which will grant every student $100 in Bitcoins as a way to create a "ecosystem for digital currencies" at the school.
Apr 30, 2014 9:40AM ET
The White House Correspondents Dinner, which has been affectionately referred to as "Nerd Prom" for the past six years, is not actually that nerdy. As The Wire noted last year, the ratio of celebrities to normal people makes it just another Hollywood party (that the President attends).
Apr 29, 2014 1:59PM ET
Bad news, guys: The Supreme Court justices apparently know just enough about the internet to track down all our great jokes about how they don't understand technology.
Apr 28, 2014 4:59PM ET
Do police have the right to hunt through your iPhone's treasure trove of text messages, photos, and call history during an arrest?
Apr 28, 2014 4:07PM ET
About a year and a half ago, Google's team shifted focus from the predictable sweep of freeways to the unpredictable maze of city streets. I was invited along as the first journalist to witness how the car is handling its new urban lifestyle.
Apr 25, 2014 2:14PM ET
Since humans began regularly travelling to space, the hardest part of the journey has always been sticking the landing. Space X owner and CEO Elon Musk thinks he can fix that.
Apr 23, 2014 3:21PM ET
The Twitter fav has quickly become a valuable form of social currency, but like anything else on the big, dumb, Internet, its origins and meanings are shrouded in mystery.
Apr 23, 2014 1:20PM ET
Ever wanted to time travel? As long as you're primarily interested in visiting some time between 2007 and the present, you're in luck.
Apr 23, 2014 12:44PM ET
A Michigan man with a degenerative eye disease is one of the first people in the United States to receive a ‘bionic eye’, reversing his near-blindness.
Apr 23, 2014 9:23AM ET
Two U.S. astronauts have stepped outside the ISS for 2.5-hour spacewalk today and you can watch live.
Apr 22, 2014 4:53PM ET
Under Tim Cook, Apple’s innovation and launch process has taken a somewhat vanilla turn, but with the highly anticipated iPhone 6 in the works, there is hope for the tech giant to reclaim their mobile throne.
Apr 22, 2014 3:33PM ET
The Supreme Court justices might not be fully equipped to figure out whether Aereo's services should be illegaly, based on some of the questioning we saw today.
Apr 22, 2014 12:38PM ET
Last year saw a spike in cybercrime, according to Verizon's 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) and the report's lead author Wade Baker says "the bad guys are winning." But the news isn't all bad.
Apr 22, 2014 7:51AM ET
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments from both sides in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, a case that could set an important precedent for how we access broadcast television.
Apr 21, 2014 7:13PM ET
The Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has approved Palcohol, a powdered alcoholic drink mix, for sale and distribution.
Apr 21, 2014 6:31PM ET
Domino's Pizza now allows hungry people to pay with Google Wallet when using their Android app, adding this new wrinkle to their plan to take over the digital world of pizza delivery.
Apr 21, 2014 4:17PM ET
The grandfather of handheld video game system, the Nintendo Game Boy, was ushered into existence 25 years ago today.
Apr 19, 2014 6:34PM ET
Construction on Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower, which will be one whopping, expensive kilometer tall, is set to commence next week.
Apr 18, 2014 5:30PM ET
Paper, Facebook's highly-lauded but little-used app, got a small update on Friday that allows it to stand on its own, totally separate from the main Facebook app. The "Great Unbundling" of the social media giant is well underway.
Apr 17, 2014 2:03AM ET
On Tuesday, Canadian police arrested a 19-year-old man in Ontario for allegedly hacking into the country’s tax agency by using the Heartbleed exploit—the first such arrest since the flaw became public.