Today's Five Best Columns
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Sep 30, 2012 10:07PM ET
When the press embargo for the Kindle Paperwhite lifted on Sunday night, practically everyone in the tech blogosphere seemed to sing its praises in unison.
Sep 28, 2012 6:22PM ET
Though at least a few people are giving up their cell phones as a cost-cutting measure, it can be quite a luxurious state of being.
Sep 28, 2012 5:29PM ET
Discovered: The smoking maggot; closing the 405 freeway in Los Angeles reduced pollution; measuring the edge of a black hole; benzodiazepines connected with dementia.
Sep 28, 2012 4:58PM ET
In the year since Steve Jobs died has taken on a mythical role for people who write about Apple that's very similar to the way conservative pundits invoke the late President Ronald Reagan: a mythical do-no-wrong hero would would have kept us out of the latest myth.
Sep 28, 2012 3:20PM ET
This week Burberry showed us the perks of exclusivity while Capcom rode yet another Resident Evil launch to a rise in the rankings.
Sep 28, 2012 12:26PM ET
The new iPhone has a different motor than its predecessors, which has changed the phone's vibrate for the better.
Sep 28, 2012 12:10PM ET
As more people do things on their phones the mobile advertising industry has started figuring out what works, and it sounds like it "sucks" as much as Steve Jobs thought it would.
Sep 28, 2012 9:10AM ET
Since it will probably take so long for Apple to fix its Maps problem, Tim Cook has offered some alternatives in his apology for the less-than-perfect app.
Sep 27, 2012 6:39PM ET
A post I wrote the other day about the things inherent to D.C. that make it difficult for the city to get hip has a lot of people very upset, proving that the hipness factor of this capital really matters to its residents.
Sep 27, 2012 6:21PM ET
How much would you pay for a standalone streaming service from Dish Network that offers channels like Comedy Central, MTV, and The Food Network? It's worth thinking about since Dish Network is in talks with Viacom to offer a our dream of a standalone streaming television service, sources tell Bloomberg News's Edmund Lee, Alex Sherman and Mark Milian.
Sep 27, 2012 6:17PM ET
Discovered: Republican women have more "feminine" features; some evidence for Mars' watery past; element 113 is synthesized; how the brightest stellar event ever recorded happened.
Sep 27, 2012 2:00PM ET
Even more than Twitter now, Instagram has its users hooked, but it still doesn't mean much financially for Facebook. Still, there are some glimmers that sharing photos might be a big business.
Sep 27, 2012 11:56AM ET
Following Facebook's IPO we declared a bubble burst and now we're seeing that hit the start-up ecosystem as investor money becomes harder to find.
Sep 26, 2012 6:09PM ET
Discovered: Scientists control feeble worm brains with lasers; the earth shook for six days after April's Indian Ocean quake; a view into deep space; vampire squids are gross.
Sep 26, 2012 12:56AM ET
Despite Eric Schmidt saying Google isn't doing a Google Maps app for iPhone on Tuesday, that doesn't appear to be the case. The Google Maps app is coming, according to new reports, and it could be in the app store before Christmas.
Sep 25, 2012 7:29PM ET
Discovered: Pediatricians warn of trampoline's dangers; a treatment for progeria; virus touted as cure for pimples; research universities in financial straits.
Sep 25, 2012 2:35PM ET
It's unclear if the brawl that broke out at a Foxconn plant yesterday had anything to do with the iPhone 5, even though that's the conclusion some labor groups are making.
Sep 25, 2012 1:19PM ET
Apple sold 5 million phones over the weekend, which might sound like a pretty indisputable record-breaking number, but it's not.
Sep 25, 2012 9:44AM ET
Google has spoken: The company is not working on a maps app for the iPhone.
Sep 24, 2012 11:10PM ET
If you're bored with your little smartphone and less-little tablet, you might consider investing in one of the latest impressive touchscreen devices: mirrors.
Sep 24, 2012 7:00PM ET
Discovered: Korean eunuchs outlived endowed peers; uncertainty lingers about Omega-3 pills; sexism in science; sustained thought kills cooperation.
Sep 24, 2012 6:16PM ET
The kiddie tablet wars aren't child's play. In a lawsuit filed today, the makers of the Nabi accuse Toys 'R' Us of sabotaging their product only to copy it for their own Tabeo device.
Sep 24, 2012 4:16PM ET
Though Facebook claims that there is no glitch, users insist that a bug on the site has exposed their private messages, putting them on their Timeline for all to see.
Sep 24, 2012 4:09PM ET
Facebook has defended its new in-store tracking partnership with Datalogix by explaining that it doesn't violate any Federal Trade Commission regulations. That led us to ask what exactly the FTC does protect in the data collection department.
Sep 24, 2012 11:49AM ET
In an attempt to give advertisers more information about the effectiveness of ads, Facebook has partnered with Datalogix, a company that "can track whether people who see ads on the social networking site end up buying those products in stores," as The Financial Times's Emily Steel and April Dembosky explain.
Sep 24, 2012 9:22AM ET
Apple sold over 5 million iPhone 5s after its first three days in stores, breaking last year's iPhone 4S record of 4 million over the first weekend.
Sep 23, 2012 5:00PM ET
Apple is currently worth something like zillion dollars (read: $656 billion) and it has no signs of slowing down. The question the New York Times' Nick Bilton raises is, when are they going to reach the unreachable summit? When is Apple going to break the trillion dollar ceiling?
Sep 22, 2012 10:21AM ET
Unsatisfied with the $1 billion settlement a jury awarded in August, Apple has requested a California judge reconsider the winning ruling in their case against Samsung to give Apple almost twice as much, and to enact a wide-ranging ban that could include the iPhone's biggest competitor.
Sep 21, 2012 6:59PM ET
Today many people purchased new, nearly identical, iPhone 5s, at which point they will have to decide to case or not to case.
Sep 21, 2012 6:48PM ET
Discovered: the Orion Nebula doesn't have that many stars; naked mole-rats are ugly because of evolution; recapping the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony; doctors wary of drug company findings.