Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 3, 2012 10:27AM ET
With the help of a double, John McAfee has made it out of Belize, though "not out of the woods," he claims on his blog.
Dec 3, 2012 10:15AM ET
Don't get too used to the instant online shopping gratification that abounds this holiday season, as super-quick deliveries might prove too expensive for companies like Walmart, eBay, and Amazon to keep going for much longer.
Dec 3, 2012 7:06AM ET
The Vatican officially unveiled the new personal Twitter account of Pope Benedict XVI this morning, and he hasn't even had to tweet anything to blow past your puny follower count.
Dec 3, 2012 12:12AM ET
Uber, the little on-demand car service app that could, isn't catching any breaks from local regulators in cities where it's trying to grow its business. In fact, it never has.
Dec 2, 2012 6:17PM ET
John McAfee is still living the life a of a fugitive, apparently. The reality is no one seems to know where McAfee is.
Dec 2, 2012 5:26PM ET
Don't worry, though. It's still going to be pretty gross. Moore is now walking back on his claim the new site will feature adresses for every nude picture he posts. He will only post the addresses of people he trolls personally.
Dec 1, 2012 7:14PM ET
John McAfee's blog was one of the funniest, weirdest, and most fascinating parts of his life on the run from Belize authorities looking to question him about the murder of his neighbor, so it's fitting the news of his capture was reported there first.
Nov 30, 2012 6:09PM ET
Discovered: Mold-less bread could lower food waste; Grand Canyon is millions of years older than we previously thought; facial expressions are hard to parse without body language; superbugs can be reigned in through genetics.
Nov 30, 2012 5:29PM ET
SnapChat, the "sexting app," has reached the point in an app's life where it is too popular for you not to know about.
Nov 30, 2012 4:18PM ET
Depending on how the Supreme Court decides on the case it decided to take up Friday afternoon, biotech companies might soon be able to patent ownership of essential parts of our bodies.
Nov 30, 2012 3:16PM ET
Is it possible that the popularity of babies named after tech companies says something about that company's overall appeal? Maybe.
Nov 30, 2012 11:18AM ET
In a move that might scare pirates, BitTorrent now says it plans to buddy up with the entertainment industry to get into the legal side of streaming video.
Nov 30, 2012 9:15AM ET
After almost three years without an update, and with Windows 8 sales flailing, Microsoft will release a new Xbox just in time for Christmas next year.
Nov 30, 2012 7:43AM ET
It's been almost a full day now and the nation of Syria remains completely cut off from the rest of the Internet (and by extension, the outside world.) Internet analysts who watched the collapse in real-time think they've figured out how it was done.
Nov 29, 2012 5:32PM ET
Discovered: Weight loss surgery fails to reduce diabetes; E. coli often comes from cities, not cattle; big guts could mean brittle bones for men; sea levels rose nearly half an inch over past 20 years.
Nov 29, 2012 3:30PM ET
The tech masses are applauding Apple for its latest update to iTunes, which strips away the service's bloated, feature-heavy past without delivering a much anticipated streaming music service.
Nov 29, 2012 1:59PM ET
Following a leaked report that set off not one but two rounds of speculation into the future of digital privacy, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Thursday that requires a warrant to access e-mail and any other private communications stored over the cloud.
Nov 29, 2012 12:30PM ET
Tip-toeing the laws of Internet privacy with creepier backstabbing than usual, Hunter Moore says he this time will do his revenge porn site "right" — as in, now with geolocated stalking!
Nov 29, 2012 11:13AM ET
When it comes to manufacturing, China is the new America, meaning America might be the new China?
Nov 29, 2012 10:29AM ET
A profile in The Wall Street Journal pretty much gives Eddy Cue the guru title — if only because he's the closest thing Apple has to a genius at its leadership bar right now.
Nov 28, 2012 6:32PM ET
Discovered: The black hole that takes up the most space, proportionally speaking; how running can be bad for you; why "keep your eye on the ball" is good advice after all; developing a universal cancer blood test.
Nov 28, 2012 3:29PM ET
The new Microsoft marketing push to get users to switch to Bing is more anti-Google than pro-anything, and it's not exactly working at all.
Nov 28, 2012 12:24PM ET
This Monday broke the single-day record for American online shopping, according to comScore. But it's still to soon to tell if that's because we're shopping more in general, or just when the sales (!) are most pronounced.
Nov 28, 2012 9:47AM ET
In her first public interview since taking over as Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer gave a little insight into the company's plans going forward, and her strategy sounds like that of a lot of other tech companies these days: mobile first.
Nov 27, 2012 6:29PM ET
Today in show business news: the X-Men prequel gets all Avengers-y, Matthew McConaughey gets an actual acting nomination, and AMC gets to work on two new shows. Also: Brody must die.
Nov 27, 2012 6:15PM ET
Discovered: Mothers living near freeways more likely to have autistic kids; siblings that get along turn out healthier; high fructose corn syrup linked to diabetes; strange ancient life in Antarctic ice.
Nov 27, 2012 6:04PM ET
The alleged age-ism of the tech scene hasn't just pushed older men to dress like the youngins running the start-ups, it's created a whole new culture of trying to look young.
Nov 27, 2012 5:11PM ET
InsideClimate News on fleeing climate experts up North, The Guardian on British vegetable shortages, The New York Times on cities, Scentific American on a coming Dust Bowl, and Mother Jones on Chinese fracking.
Nov 27, 2012 4:40PM ET
Discovered: Climate change threatens the fanciest of ingredients; permafrost is melting; WiFi networks could stifle bovine belching; scientists find relatives of Lonesome George the tortoise.
Nov 27, 2012 4:04PM ET
There is something worrisome going on online, and the recent Chris Brown/Jenny Johnson nastiness isn't the half of it.