Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 26, 2013 10:35AM ET
The lyrics site Rap Genius no longer appears on the first page of Google results for its own name after Google decided it was done with the site's algorithm SEO tricks.
Dec 26, 2013 1:40AM ET
This year, Great Britain's Channel 4 selected Edward Snowden to deliver an alternative holiday address to that of Queen Elizabeth this holiday season, marking his first television appearance since seeking asylum in Moscow.
Dec 25, 2013 4:08PM ET
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been answering children's queries about the whereabouts of Santa Claus since the 1950s. I put them to the test last night.
Dec 24, 2013 5:51AM ET
Two crew members on the International Space Station will spend their Christmas Eve taking a stroll through the vacuum as they finish up repairs to a faulty pump that threatened the station's cooling systems.
Dec 24, 2013 3:18AM ET
A judge on Friday ruled that video streaming website Hulu must face a privacy lawsuit that alleges the site shared info with Facebook and analytics company comScore.
Dec 24, 2013 2:34AM ET
It was revealed last week that George Zimmerman has joined Twitter, a platform well-known for its tolerant and inclusive demeanor.
Dec 24, 2013 12:34AM ET
Alan Turing, considered to be one of the fathers of computer science whose code-breaking work helped the Allies win the Second World War, has been given a royal pardon for his homosexuality conviction, 61 years later
Dec 23, 2013 10:39PM ET
Edward Snowden, whose NSA revelations were probably the news story of the year, sat down with one of the three journalists to whom he leaked the documents for a long in-person interview, his first since he arrived in Russia.
Dec 23, 2013 1:22PM ET
This weekend, Google-acquired Schaft bested 15 others teams competing in a robotics simulated rescue challenge.
Dec 22, 2013 5:48PM ET
According to multiple reports, Apple has agreed to a long-simmering deal with China Mobile, the largest mobile phone carrier in the world's most desirable burgeoning market – just in time for Chinese New Year.
Dec 21, 2013 3:31PM ET
An ongoing series of Bay Area protests against private shuttle buses for Google and Apple employees went next-level on Friday, with Oakland protesters smashing out a window of a Google Bus and telling the workers to leave.
Dec 19, 2013 9:04PM ET
After years of allowing the government to collect its customers' metadata in secret, Verizon has announced that it will publish a semi-annual report on law enforcement requests for its customers' data.
Dec 19, 2013 2:59PM ET
The new shiny, cylindrical Mac Pro begins shipping today, and reviewers and early adopters are getting their hands on the desktop device for the first time. What does the Mac Pro feel and look like in person?
Dec 19, 2013 8:32AM ET
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today that he will sell 41.4 million of his Class A company shares, netting roughly $2.3 billion.
Dec 18, 2013 7:29PM ET
Servers at The Washington Post were hacked today, the newspaper announced, giving hackers access to employee user names and passwords. This is at least the third time in three years that this has happened to Jeff Bezos' latest purchase.
Dec 18, 2013 1:21PM ET
If you have a public Twitter account with more than one follower, take a bow. You're one of the most popular users on Twitter!
Dec 18, 2013 1:20PM ET
Google announced a number of updates to Google Glass yesterday, including a feature that allows you to take photographs just by winking.
Dec 17, 2013 4:50PM ET
Think about every time on twitter when you make a typo, or you use the wrong word, or your syntax sucks. An edit button would make life so much easier, but don't expect one to show up under your Christmas tree.
Dec 17, 2013 9:14AM ET
Where on the planet are people's hats being knocked off by roaring wind? The answer lies within this trance-inducing model of near-real-time wind patterns.
Dec 17, 2013 9:12AM ET
Facebook said they will start to roll out new auto-playing video ads that will start to appear in (some of your) News Feeds as soon as this week.
Dec 17, 2013 9:08AM ET
As long as we’re connecting every other thing we own to the internet, why not a toilet that monitors our health by analyzing our poo?
Dec 14, 2013 5:05PM ET
Binge is not a particularly positive word – binge eating and binge drinking come to mind as just a few poor applications of the term. But with a new survey, Netflix is embracing what everybody sort of knew, deep-down: binge-watching is A-OK.
Dec 14, 2013 11:52AM ET
Google announced late Friday night that it has purchased a robotics firm that builds machines featuring lifelike movement that you shouldn't watch videos of, say, late on a Friday night.
Dec 13, 2013 9:35AM ET
One day after Bloomberg News reported that Steve Mollenkopf was a candidate to replace Steve Ballmer at the top of Microsoft Corp., the Qualcomm COO got a big promotion.
Dec 13, 2013 3:41AM ET
A new study from Fordham Law School expected to be released on Friday reveals that as schools begin to move more student data into the cloud, they are neglecting to make sure that privacy protections are in place.
Dec 12, 2013 9:57PM ET
Update: Twitter has decided not to change its block function after all. People will once again know you blocked them.
Dec 12, 2013 3:33PM ET
AOL Mail — long the clunky digital turf of lame dads, clueless grandparents, and anyone weirdly nostalgic for 1998 — is gearing up for a major "refresh," CEO Tim Armstrong said at yesterday's UBS Media & Telecommunications conference.
Dec 12, 2013 11:00AM ET
It was really a matter of when, not if, Instagram would launch a private messaging service, given the success Snapchat, WhatsApp and Kik.
Dec 12, 2013 1:14AM ET
Although it poses no immediate threat to the astronauts in orbit, a malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station required maintenance on Wednesday.
Dec 11, 2013 2:46PM ET
It seems online students are pretty much the same as regular college kids. They don't bother to go to class, even in cyberspace.