Today's Five Best Columns
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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.)
Dec 4, 2012 12:16PM ET
The iPad Mini's screen doesn't have the same "resolutionary" Retina display as its bigger brother, but don't worry: the Apple snobs appear to have gotten over that.
Dec 4, 2012 10:13AM ET
Ever since tech entrepreneur turned potential murder suspect John McAfee hooked up with Vice magazine on the lam, his saga has taken such a turn for the unbelievable that, today, it's made its way almost back toward sanity.
Dec 4, 2012 9:13AM ET
One of Marissa Mayer's big moves to bring Yahoo back includes a sorely needed homepage redesign, which might launch as early as this week, reports AllThingsD's Kara Swisher.
Dec 3, 2012 9:55PM ET
Just a couple of months after everybody freaked out at the idea of some guys in Texas inventing a 3D-printed gun for the masses, those crazy guys finally produced a working prototype. "Working" might be an overstatement.
Dec 3, 2012 6:01PM ET
Discovered: Alcoholic maggots learn just as well as sober ones; a new theory in athletic head injuries; city spiders getting fatter; Curiosity found something on its first trip across Mars.
Dec 3, 2012 5:01PM ET
Who are the suckers now? While bragging about hanging out with tech guru turned murder suspect John McAfee, Vice accidentally revealed his location today by leaving the meta-data on a photo taken with him.
Dec 3, 2012 12:36PM ET
The carriers instead insist that emergency standards should be voluntary, an approach the Federal Communications Commission has gone along with.
Dec 3, 2012 11:48AM ET
This photo shows a 1.2 million square foot Amazon fulfillment warehouse on Cyber Monday, and they call it "chaotic storage" for a reason.
Dec 3, 2012 11:26AM ET
The text message is a real grownup now, turning 20 years old on this very day. How can it be?!
Dec 3, 2012 11:09AM ET
Is this wacky picture and the borderline offensive message accompanying it (left) showing up on your Tumblr? Then, yes, you've been hacked.
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.