Encyclopedia FrownWikipedia is amazing. But it’s become a rancorous, sexist, elitist, stupidly bureaucratic mess.
Healthcare.gov Is Working. We Should Still Be Furious About Its Failures.
How to End GamergateA divide-and-conquer plan for dissolving a toxic online movement.
Gaming Journalism Is OverThe gaming press declares that gamers are dead. But they are the ones who are becoming obsolete.
Letter to a Young Male GamerSome ground rules to keep in mind in the wake of an ugly, sexist scandal.
The First Gay Space on the InternetIt was called soc.motss, and it anticipated how we use social networks today.
Big Data Is OverratedAnd OkCupid’s user experiments prove it.
The Most Terrifying Thought Experiment of All Time
Here Are All the Other Experiments Facebook Plans to Run on YouAn exclusive preview.
A Computer Program Finally Passed the Turing Test?Not so fast.
The Oldest Rivalry in ComputingForget Apple vs. Google. Emacs and Vi have been battling for text-editor supremacy among programmers for 40 years.
There Will Be More BloodThe Heartbleed security flaw is bad. And it’s not the only one.
Tech Companies Are Reading Your Email. Do You Care?
Game Over and Over and OverThe extremely difficult Dark Souls II and the rise of “masocore” gaming.
Language BarriersStephen Wolfram claims he can make the world computable. Is he on to something?
The Princess TrapOur daughter is getting into dolls and dress-up. What are programmer parents to do?
The Hacktivist’s DilemmaCan Anonymous’ shadowy prankster activism survive itself?
Why Apple Pay Can Succeed Where Google Wallet FailedWith its careful and steady approach, Apple may achieve a coup in the credit ecosystem.
Blame AppleFive reasons why celebrities and civilians should never trust Apple with nude photos, or any data at all.
When AOL Was GayOLHow LGBTQ nerds helped create online life as we know it.
The Big Data ParadoxIt’s never complete, and it’s always messy—and if it’s not, you can’t trust it.
The Most Sexist Video Game of All Time?It’s called Catherine, and it reveals a lot about misogynist gaming culture.
Venture Capitalists Are Not a DiseaseThey’re only a symptom of what’s ailing Silicon Valley.
Google’s Master PlanIt’s easy: Turn everything into data.
Why Has Google Forsaken MetaFilter?
The Death of ZyngaAnd the birth of all the other companies perfecting Zynga’s pay-to-win games model.
Beavis and BallmerLet me count all the ways I hate Silicon Valley.
The Mystery of the Exploding TongueHow reliable is Google Flu Trends?
Truer DetectiveThe sleuthing plot of the Veronica Mars movie gets all the technology right.
An Extraordinary Kind of StupidThe weirdest thing about the Apple security bug is how simple it was.