Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 19, 2014 5:05PM ET
The Wire sat down with Co-Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer of New Matter, Steve Schell, to learn more about 3D printing and the impact Mod-t could have.
Jun 19, 2014 3:07PM ET
Early this morning, Facebook experienced a thirty-minute site outage and the Internet nearly died.
Jun 19, 2014 2:04PM ET
In 2013, the servers of a large and powerful hedge fund became the target of hackers. They installed malware, bringing high speed trading to a halt, and redirecting trade information to the hackers' machines.
Jun 18, 2014 6:39PM ET
Yo is a communications app that has raised an impressive $1 million. And all it does is let you send your friends "Yo." That's all. Nothing else. At all. Ever. Just...yo.
Jun 18, 2014 6:13PM ET
If you are one of the handful of people who still uses a BlackBerry for non-work purposes, congratulations, you now have access to the Amazon Appstore.
Jun 18, 2014 5:14PM ET
Microsoft has broken the first rule of journalism: they offered writers a undisclosed sum of money for positive reviews of Internet Explorer.
Jun 18, 2014 2:36PM ET
Jeff Bezos is throwing a lot of cool stuff at us today with the Amazon Fire Phone. Among them is the multiple cameras, which we have been expecting, as the Fire Phone was rumored to have 3D capabilities.
Jun 18, 2014 1:57PM ET
To the surprise of, well, no one, Amazon has created a phone. It is called the "Fire Phone."
Jun 18, 2014 1:31PM ET
Rejoice lovers of all things gif and 140 characters of less, Twitter is finally supporting gifs in tweets.
Jun 17, 2014 9:29PM ET
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will examine a modern take on an old argument about free speech. As a result, the Court is going to be reading a lot of nasty Facebook comments.
Jun 17, 2014 4:26PM ET
Walmart Labs, the tech innovation hub owner by the giant retailer, has acquired Stylr, a location based mobile app that allows its users to find clothes at the stores they are closest to.
Jun 17, 2014 3:12PM ET
Privacy International, a charity "committed to fighting for the right to privacy across the world," has helped uncover the United Kingdom's legal justification for its policy allowing unlimited social media surveillance.
Jun 17, 2014 1:47PM ET
There are tons of wearable options on the market, but this is the first that is specifically concerned with your breathing and how it affects your state of mind.
Jun 17, 2014 8:11AM ET
Samsung has been exploring an acquisition of Nuance Communications, the back end provider for Siri's speech recognition system.
Jun 16, 2014 11:13PM ET
Last week, Michael Thomasson put his video game collection up to auction. Thomasson has amassed the largest video game collection in the world, with almost 11,000 unique games. It's now gone to the highest bidder.
Jun 16, 2014 9:44PM ET
McDonald's, a company known more for hamburgers than coding, is setting up a tech "incubator" in San Francisco's Tenderloin district, an area that's home to countless digital competitors.
Jun 16, 2014 7:58PM ET
Ordering pizza has put the personal data of thousands of Europeans in danger. Hackers are holding 600,000 Domino's Pizza customer records — including their favorite toppings — for ransom in France and Belgium.
Jun 16, 2014 6:56PM ET
Uber's latest promotion allows you to order an Autobot. Well, the Autobot, as your ride.
Jun 16, 2014 6:08PM ET
BlackBerry would like to remind us that it is still alive. They have jumped on the private messaging bandwagon, launching "secure enterprise-class messaging" within BBM today.
Jun 16, 2014 4:41PM ET
Set to be added in July (an exact date is not yet available), over 250 new emojis will be part of Unicode 7.0 standard.
Jun 16, 2014 3:18PM ET
Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University have made major progress on a bionic pancreas for those living with diabetes.
Jun 16, 2014 11:35AM ET
On June 18th, Amazon will launch...something. They haven't given any further details about the event but the invitational website has a device similar to a smartphone lurking in the corner.
Jun 15, 2014 10:22AM ET
Twitter pulled the account belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after the radical Sunni militant group posted photographs of its violent activities in northern Iraq, including a mass execution.
Jun 14, 2014 1:43PM ET
The FCC is continuing its aggressive course by wading into the fight between Netflix and internet service providers about what is causing slow internets.
Jun 13, 2014 8:33PM ET
Today, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on your browsing history.
Jun 13, 2014 2:41PM ET
Apple has found that a USB iPhone charger sold in Europe between October 2009 and September 2012 is causing issues for some customers. The charger "may overheat and pose a safety risk.
Jun 13, 2014 2:04PM ET
First San Francisco, then Las Vegas, and now it looks like @HiddenCash is taking over New York City.
Jun 13, 2014 12:46PM ET
In a new ad, the Breaking Bad star demonstrates the console's voice commands by clearly saying, "Xbox On." That command is causing some serious issues for Xbox users who come across the commercial on their own TVs at home.
Jun 13, 2014 12:31PM ET
Facebook and Instagram have come under fire for their stance on nipples. A pro-nipple movement (that is a thing) exploded on social media, using the hashtag #FreeTheNipple.
Jun 13, 2014 11:48AM ET
In China, where knockoffs or shanzai products are big business, manufacturers have been known to make fully functioning copies of new products even before they’re released.