Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 1, 2012 11:46AM ET
After discovering that it was bath salts that turned 31-year-old Rudy Eugene into the face-eating "Miami Zombie," we did some crowd-sourcing -- ie. asked our colleagues at The Atlantic Wire -- and realized we don't know much about these bath salt things.
Jun 1, 2012 9:32AM ET
Facebook has figured out an ingenious way to capitalize on all that social sharing, finally giving its ad model the edge it needs to impress advertisers and prove the company is worth something.
May 31, 2012 6:24PM ET
Showing once again that tech companies have mountains of cash to burn, Google spent more than $9.25 millon to apply to own a few domains like ".google", ".doc", ".youtube", and ".lol".
May 31, 2012 5:31PM ET
Discovered: Old people don't smell bad, we don't need more aerosol in the air, fewer food choices aren't always better, and fixing a spinal cord injury.
May 31, 2012 2:11PM ET
Things got heated at last night's AllThingsD conference session with Hollywood super agent Ari Emanuel, who in less than one hour embodied the entire beef between Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
May 31, 2012 1:19PM ET
Space tourism is closer to reality now that Virgin Galactic was finally issued permits to test its rocket-powered space plane.
May 31, 2012 12:50PM ET
Everyone is talking about drones. Domestically, their surveillance power is being hyped for everything from fighting crimeto monitoring hurricanes or spawning salmon. Meanwhile, concerns are cropping up about privacy, ethics and safety. ProPublica has rounded up some of the best coverage of drones to get you oriented.
May 31, 2012 11:55AM ET
The first private mission to the International Space Station is over, and roundly hailed as a success, as the SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off Baja, CA. at 11:42 a.m. EDT.
May 31, 2012 11:45AM ET
Nothing gets a privileged train rider—or really any expectant Internet user—more riled than lack of a connection.
May 31, 2012 10:20AM ET
If you thought Tupac Shakur had the market cornered on posthumous public appearances, you're wrong: Steve Jobs now has a new body of public speeches that's just been made available on iTunes.
May 31, 2012 9:30AM ET
One of the many groups that will lose out after Facebook's selfish (and somewhat failing) IPO are all the other tech companies that hoped to ride out the bubble Facebook was supposed to create.
May 30, 2012 6:38PM ET
We're not exactly crying over the $4.7 billion in net worth Mark Zuckerberg lost over 11 days, but here's one way to measure it: he's no longer one of the 40 richest human beings on the planet, as ranked by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
May 30, 2012 4:12PM ET
Discovered: Another close-to-Earth asteroid, even the formerly fat are remembered for being fat, and TV only improves the self-esteem of white boys.
May 30, 2012 3:10PM ET
It's tantalizing to tease a split between Zynga and Facebook, but based on the game-maker's and the social network's intense codependence, that's probably not happening any time soon.
May 30, 2012 11:11AM ET
Iran has acknowledged that Flame, what some have called the most sophisticated cyber espionage weapon yet, has infected computers across the country.
May 30, 2012 10:52AM ET
Image-sharing site Pinterest has been in negotiations for months with photo service Getty. A breakthrough could dispel some of the copyright questions hanging over the hot startup — but one expert says not to hold your breath.
May 30, 2012 9:59AM ET
Speaking at the AllThingsD conference last night, Tim Cook suggested Apple has had its rivalry with Google on the brain, furthering the simmering war between the two companies.
May 29, 2012 6:12PM ET
On the Internet, there are certain principles that remain the same, regardless of the breaks you take or long weekends that are thrust upon you without your approval. One of those things is anger.
May 29, 2012 5:34PM ET
Discovered: Greenland's losing more ice than ever before, pointy eyebrows really are evil, computers can tell when a smile isn't genuine, and politics has lowered Scottish life expectancy
May 29, 2012 4:29PM ET
Today link shortening service Bit.ly introduced a redesign that turns it into something more than a link shortener, compromising what made Bit.ly so desirable in the first place.
May 29, 2012 3:26PM ET
There's a new trend in relationship management, and it's called the "relationship contract." How fun does that sound?
May 29, 2012 2:39PM ET
In this post-Facebook IPO world, the only positive financial impact the social network has had comes from buying up other companies.
May 29, 2012 1:58PM ET
The Washington Post's Twitter feed reached 1 million followers Tuesday, so they put together a fun tribute by embedding the images of their Twitter followers' profile pictures into an interactive graphic.
May 29, 2012 11:31AM ET
Its second week on the market and Facebook's stock continues to fall, now trading around the $30 mark, and all because of the social network's own stubbornness.
May 29, 2012 10:01AM ET
A giant tech company buys a hot start-up for a lot of money and loyal users are fearful that the new owner will crush the company's soul. Sound familiar?
May 28, 2012 2:01PM ET
If you work for RIM, you might want to start polishing off your resume and start slipping your name to other employers. Massive layoffs are on the way.
May 28, 2012 1:38PM ET
Facebook is apparently trying to develop their own smartphone again, and they're prompting us to wonder if we really need one, and if a smartphone is really the answer to their problems.
May 27, 2012 12:08PM ET
The Internet has a new line of defense against laws like SOPA and PIPA that threaten the web's free-flow of information: The Internet Defense League.
May 27, 2012 11:31AM ET
By now you might have heard about Eric Simons, the 19-year-old who crashed at AOL's Palo Alto campus for two months until he was finally caught and thrown out. Here's how he did it.
May 26, 2012 4:05PM ET
The President called himself as a "Twoosh master," referring to when someone uses all 140 characters in a tweet, in a video from a Twitter Q&A he did on Thursday. We'd like to dispute his claim of social media mastery.