Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 9, 2012 10:48PM ET
Just when you thought the trouble caused by Apple's awful new Maps app had tapered off, fresh reports from Australia suggest that the worst is far from over.
Dec 9, 2012 10:10PM ET
The John McAfee saga was intriguing at first and then exciting when everything got all action-packed. But as McAfee sits in a Guatemalan detention center awaiting his fate, things seem a little sad.
Dec 8, 2012 4:58PM ET
Holidays seem to be Instagram's bread and butter, so it makes sense that Twitter would fire their first shot in the war on Instagram when the app is at its most vulnerable.
Dec 8, 2012 4:03PM ET
Tired of blogging from jail, John McAfee would like nothing more than to pack his bags, ditch his young Belize girlfriend and return to the beautiful sandy, not behind bars, shores of Miami beach.
Dec 7, 2012 5:07PM ET
Discovered: hypercondoms are greening sex; children would rather befriend someone without a drawl; Maori cooking stones can tell us something about magnetic fields; DNA as Legos.
Dec 7, 2012 4:39PM ET
We know everyone is a little bummed about all those filtered photos disappearing from your Twitter streams this weekend, but let's not get all worked up about it: They are disappearing, and there is no scandal.
Dec 7, 2012 3:47PM ET
We know you were hoping for a Powerball winner to hate, with the first winning couple turning out to be the sweetest ever, but the second person, who has finally claimed the prize, doesn't want to go public.
Dec 7, 2012 3:08PM ET
With the Mayan apocalypse fast approaching (two weeks!), a NASA senior scientist has reassured the world that the space agency isn't hiding any intel on the order of the universe and its impending implosion December 21.
Dec 7, 2012 1:11PM ET
The occasionally frightening virtual currency, which doesn't tend to believe in government regulation, just got itself some.
Dec 7, 2012 10:52AM ET
John McAfee didn't even spend one night in a Guatemalan hospital following his alleged two heart attacks because it kind of sounds like he might not have even had one heart attack.
Dec 6, 2012 7:34PM ET
Tim Cook hasn't provided many details, but a new wave of enthusiasm for producing things here, along with a look at the challenges of Apple's past and the American economy's present, may offer a small window into Made in the U.S.A., Apple edition.
Dec 6, 2012 5:50PM ET
Discovered: Wormy discharge heals wounds by suppressing the immune system; drones will keep tabs on endangered animals; fish strike back against birds; memories back you hungry.
Dec 6, 2012 3:46PM ET
Just hours after Guatemala's government denied John McAfee asylum, the rogue anti-virus pioneer was sent to a hospital there Thursday afternoon for a possible heart attack.
Dec 6, 2012 2:03PM ET
As a fascinating phenomenon of modern tech-speak emerges — the verb "to Google" has now been translated into many other languages — we've compiled a handy traveler's guide.
Dec 6, 2012 12:33PM ET
Sometime in 2013, T-Mobile customers can get themselves an iPhone, according to a for-real official announcement from Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's parent company. Or at least it sure sounds like it.
Dec 6, 2012 12:22PM ET
In an attempt to show us how much Google+ has grown, Google released numbers Thursday that prove little more than how few users it's gotten users to engage with the service's front end.
Dec 6, 2012 11:05AM ET
After Guatemalan authorities arrested him last night, our favorite rogue anti-virus entrepreneur has continued to entertain us by writing blog posts on his ever-delusional personal blog — he's up to four entries this morning alone.
Dec 6, 2012 9:06AM ET
Hoping to achieve what even Steve Jobs once considered the impossible, the largest company in American history will attempt to actually make a major product in America, says Apple CEO Tim Cook in a new interview.
Dec 5, 2012 6:37PM ET
Instagram made sharing its photos a lot more annoying for Twitter users Wednesday in what's being called a "brewing war." We're here to help with a handy three-step program to getting over this terrible ordeal.
Dec 5, 2012 6:11PM ET
Discovered: James Cameron comes up for air; savage lobsters are eating each other; French men are becoming more impotent; is this the new oldest dinosaur?
Dec 5, 2012 4:17PM ET
Of course John McAfee has revealed his alibi for the murder of his neighbor in this super-bizarre Vice video, which begins as more of a reality-TV clip and ends with an alleged press conference.
Dec 5, 2012 12:23PM ET
Text messaging is rapidly becoming old-school, The New York Times's Brian X. Chen reports today, as people begin to prefer what he calls "free" over-the-Internet messaging services like iMessage and What's App. But how free are they, really?
Dec 5, 2012 9:55AM ET
Instagram has suddenly — and suspiciously — removed its photos from your Twitter stream. What does Facebook have to do with all this?
Dec 5, 2012 9:36AM ET
Those new data-share plans are so complicated — and often infuriating — that AT&T now offers a personalized video to break down your plan.
Dec 4, 2012 11:18PM ET
There are a lot of reasons to be excited about NASA's plan to send yet another rover to land on the Red Planet in 2020. But don't kid yourself. You wish it were a human heading to Mars instead.
Dec 4, 2012 9:57PM ET
This John McAfee saga sure is a nail-biter. Just when you thought the crazy bath salt aficionado couldn't get any more perplexing, McAfee revealed that he's seeking political asylum in Guatemala.
Dec 4, 2012 5:57PM ET
Discovered: How mothers become one with their offspring; why elderly people are easier to scam; the past warms the bones; the hidden truth inside ancient rainfall.
Dec 4, 2012 4:28PM ET
The beloved astrophysicist's tweets about Mayans ruffled some feathers. And now he's very sorry that so many people misunderstood him. For the most part, anyway.
Dec 4, 2012 4:16PM ET
A big, juicy new deal with Disney means that Netflix will be the first and only place to show its new releases — a privilege generally reserved for places like HBO, Starz, and Showtime.
Dec 4, 2012 2:46PM ET
After the first two versions didn't go so well, Google released a third edition of its email app today — and it seems to be a serious upgrade. (We think.)