In 1966, I Started One of the World’s First Computer Dating Services. One Problem: I Had No Computer.
Billion-Dollar Whac-a-MoleFirst Instagram, now WhatsApp. How many “next Facebooks” will Facebook have to buy?
Never Mop AgainThe new Scooba robot promises to scrub your floors clean. Does it really work?
How Will Facebook Die?Not like Friendster.
How Do You Say Addictive in Spanish?The wonderful free language app that makes learning new tongues incredibly fun.
In the Name of LoveElites embrace the “do what you love” mantra. But it devalues work and hurts workers.
Reinventing the Smoke DetectorCan Nest—the company Google just paid $3.2 billion for—eliminate unwanted bleeps, chirps, and false alarms?
Attain Nirvana in 23 Minutes or Less!Has Deepak Chopra found a shortcut to Zen?
I Want to Live in Spike Jonze’s FutureCool phones. Great pants. A reassuringly familiar undertone of melancholy.
Better Than GoldieBloxEight smart gift ideas for your little geniuses.
The Pen Is Mightier Than the KeypadA high-tech stylus that keeps you writing by hand.
Can You Hack It?Everything electronic you own—iPhone to subway card to power strip—can be hacked. So how to defend yourself?
The Platonic TurtleneckI’ve searched high and low for this elusive garment. A new site, the Prowl, lets me crowdsource my quest.
Every Step You TakeThese ingenious “smart” socks may be the future of wearable technology.
The Economics of The Hunger GamesCould any real country have an economy like Panem’s? Actually, yes.
Is That App Really Worth Seven Bucks?The top five paid apps for Android and iOS, reviewed.
Rash DecisionsNow that the Fitbit Force has been recalled, which fitness tracker is best?
The World’s Dumbest Trade WarA spat between the United States and China threatens the future of solar power.
The Rise of the Facebook TruthersJournalists will believe anything about the social network, as long as it’s totally outlandish.
What Was “Poking”?Maybe even Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t know.
Clean Tech Is Not DeadIn fact, it’s booming like never before.
Silent Technical PrivilegeAs a novice computer programmer, I always got the benefit of the doubt—because I looked the part.
What Do You See Here?Her is a Rorschach test for your feelings about technology.
The Bleeding Edge of Pizza-Box DesignThese cutting-edge pizza boxes should be standard-issue.
Note to SelfieWe’re told that we spend too much time recording moments instead of living in them. That’s a false choice.
The NSA's Porn ProblemWhose browsing habits will it spy on next?
The Tesla of Vacuum CleanersThis sucker is cordless, bagless, ultra-efficient—and pricey.
No SweatA "smart bike wheel" makes biking to work a breeze.
How to Stalk Your DogWith the Whistle monitor and app, you can track Fido’s every move.
“The System Never Stopped Functioning”The people behind the Common App say it’s fixed. It’s not—far from it.