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.
Silent Technical PrivilegeAs a novice computer programmer, I always got the benefit of the doubt—because I looked the part.
Note to SelfieWe’re told that we spend too much time recording moments instead of living in them. That’s a false choice.
“The System Never Stopped Functioning”The people behind the Common App say it’s fixed. It’s not—far from it.
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?
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?
I Want to Live in Spike Jonze’s FutureCool phones. Great pants. A reassuringly familiar undertone of melancholy.
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.