Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 26, 2012 5:04PM ET
Discovered: An eco-friendly toilet, living together before marriage is a bad idea, once again coffee does good things to our bodies, and Bieber Fever is mental.
Jun 26, 2012 2:35PM ET
The way the gadget review system works nowadays, tech experts get their hands on a device as soon as possible and churn out a review in time for its release, giving consumers a pretty narrow view of the latest thing if they actually need it.
Jun 26, 2012 12:32PM ET
Last night HBO premiered its new video collage documentary Me @ the Zoo, a strange and depressing look at Mr. Leave Britney Alone himself, Chris Crocker.
Jun 26, 2012 12:02PM ET
After 27 hours up and running this stalker website with the appropriately creepy name We Know What You're Doing ... has gotten over 100,000 unique visitors, according to a tweet from 18-year-old founder Callum Haywood, which says something disturbing about our society.
Jun 26, 2012 10:44AM ET
Don't let the cats distract from the eerie and impressive parts of Google's latest research.
Jun 26, 2012 9:07AM ET
Following The New York Times not so successful takedown of Apple's (unfair?) treatment of its retail employees, pro-Apple site 9to5Mac talked with some current and former Apple retail employees, most of whom had nice things to say.
Jun 25, 2012 11:53PM ET
The superiority complex of Mac users has been confirmed, again. And we will pay for it.
Jun 25, 2012 10:04PM ET
The subway used to be a place where New Yorkers could think, read, or openly gawk at strangers. Now we'll be checking our work email.
Jun 25, 2012 6:15PM ET
After less than a day of life, the anonymous Twitter parody account @ReutersHulk got shut down and nobody knows why.
Jun 25, 2012 5:57PM ET
Discovered: Exercise reduces breast cancer risk, two classes of wine a day keeps the doctor away, kids have worse allergies than previously thought and it just takes two degrees of warming for bit climate change.
Jun 25, 2012 4:52PM ET
Facebook finally made the appointment it needed to change its shameful billionaire boys club to a slightly less shameful boys club, appointing COO Sheryl Sandberg to the board of directors Monday afternoon.
Jun 25, 2012 2:34PM ET
In a pushy move, Facebook just made the Facebook email address you probably didn't even know you had the default email address on your timeline, hoping to push users to its messaging service.
Jun 25, 2012 2:08PM ET
Microsoft not only dumped all of its hardware partners before making the Surface tablet, like a boyfriend playing his various squeezes, it first forced them into a race to the bottom, leaving them once it had wrung out every last drop of their value.
Jun 25, 2012 10:53AM ET
Morgan Stanley will soon let its 18,000 financial advisers have access to Twitter -- that access, however, will be very limited and thus, their tweets will be very boring.
Jun 25, 2012 9:38AM ET
The latest installment in The New York Times' iEconomy series, which details the gadget company's "short on pay" American workforce, doesn't make us want to give up our iProducts or protest Apple headquarters.
Jun 25, 2012 1:42AM ET
Lawyers for Jerry Sandusky plan to appeal his conviction on the grounds that an NBC interview with the former coach, which was played for jurors, contained an editing error. Sound familiar?
Jun 24, 2012 8:50PM ET
Lonesome George, a giant and awesome tortoise believed to be the last of his subspecies, died on Sunday at the Galapagos National Park.
Jun 23, 2012 5:09PM ET
Larry Page, Google's CEO, missed the company's annual meeting last week, and has already announced he's going to miss two upcoming big appointments for the company, prompting many to wonder about the state of his health.
Jun 23, 2012 2:07PM ET
An excerpt from a new book about Facebook in the Wall Street Journal is shedding more light on how the company got rid of some of the ickier aspects of how women were treated after hiring Sheryl Sandberg.
Jun 22, 2012 5:30PM ET
In the decades-long quest to perfect animated hair, the makers of Merida's wild locks in Pixar's Brave have gotten one step closer to perfection.
Jun 22, 2012 3:06PM ET
Discovered: A human bird flu pandemic is a real possibility, these flowers could cure depression, alcohol improves your quality of life, and the Arctic climate is in trouble.
Jun 22, 2012 1:04PM ET
After intriguing some with his idea for Instaglasses—spectacles that tint the world like Instagram—designer Markus Gerke has clarified that he has no plans to move these glasses out of the concept phase, to which we say: Phew.
Jun 22, 2012 9:49AM ET
Looking to (stealing from?) Apple, Microsoft went for a super-secret approach to its tablet launch and it's still paying off, with the Surface dominating today's tech rumor news.
Jun 21, 2012 11:02PM ET
Twitter apologized and explained why it was down Thursday afternoon, and while the reason is perfectly acceptable, something about their apology unsettled us.
Jun 21, 2012 5:29PM ET
Discovered: Mars has tons of water, space's new planets are too close for comfort, elephant seals make good scientists, and fructose (sugar!) could be healthy, after all.
Jun 21, 2012 4:08PM ET
Although a hacker group called UGNazis is telling at least one news outlet that they caused the Twitter outage today, the @TwitterComs handle, which offers official statements for the company, has a different explanation: a "cascaded bug" in one of its infrastructure components.
Jun 21, 2012 2:33PM ET
Following his arrest and indictment six months ago, MegaUpload founder Kim Doctom may not have those crazy-baller assets the government took away from him, but he still has celebrity friends and a new Internet file sharing project.
Jun 21, 2012 12:41PM ET
With its recent product and software announcements and PR moves, all signs point to comeback for Microsoft, but it just hasn't quite gotten there yet.
Jun 21, 2012 11:56AM ET
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is so rich he doesn't have to settle for some no name island off the coast of nowhere, he can buy up a well-known Hawaiian island off the coast of Maui.
Jun 21, 2012 10:58AM ET
No, we don't really get why a car company like Ford is creating apps like "Keyfree," which allows you to login to your social networks on your Mac as long as your smartphone is nearby, but perhaps they should do it more often.