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?
Not So DeepHow accurate is the hacking subplot on House of Cards?
Microsoft’s Next Decade: Sliding Doors EditionOne new CEO. Two visions of the future.
The Hardest Computer Game of All TimeIt was called Robot Odyssey, it took me 13 years to finish it, and it sealed my fate as a programmer.
Google Is Trying Harder Than Ever to Be FacebookAnd as a result, its users feel betrayed and manipulated.
The Age of the Product ManagerMarissa Mayer’s “flaws” are part of what makes her a new, better kind of CEO.
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.
I Built That “So-and-So Is Typing” Feature in ChatAnd I’m not sorry.
Feed the BeastFacebook’s growth may be leveling off, but its ability to milk its most loyal users keeps improving.
Obama’s Nonreform ReformsThe president’s NSA surveillance speech left six key questions unanswered.
The NSA Is Bad for BusinessAnd that’s why all the biggest tech rivals are joining together to limit government surveillance.
The System Can Be Fixed!Healthcare.gov is no longer a total disaster.