Fear of a Black HatEvery revelation about Edward Snowden should only deepen our concerns about our private data.
Designed in California, with an Assist from RedmondWill borrowing ideas from Microsoft help Apple destroy the smartphone competition?
Et Tu, Silicon Valley?How PRISM could ruin Apple, Google, and every other big tech company.
The Glorious Future of ShoppingYou order online. Your stuff comes the same day. You never have to leave your house again.
The Genius of TeslaThe electric car company is a little bit Apple, a little bit Google, and about to be huge.
Lazy Shoppers, Rejoice!Square Market creates an Amazon-like online presence for local stores.
Attack of the ClonesInstagram’s new feature is just a rehash of Vine—and another bad omen for Silicon Valley innovation.
Click Here to RSVPOnline invites are now far better than paper. And yes, you should even use them for your wedding.
Arrested Development Was the Ultimate DVR ShowToo bad almost no one had a DVR when it aired.
Profiling Is Great ... Except When You Do It to MeWill the IRS's scrutiny of Tea Party groups convince conservatives that all kinds of profiling are wrong?
Plastic SurgeryI thought Square would kill off the credit card. Will Jack Dorsey’s company save it instead?
A Fine Whine
No, I Do Not Want to Pet Your DogThey’re lounging in our offices and licking us at our cafés. It’s time to take America back.
Don’t Fear the 3-D GunYes, it will be possible to make weapons with 3-D printers. No, that doesn’t make gun control futile.
Why I Love the National Internet Sales Tax PlanYou might end up paying more, but it’ll be good for America.
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Bad as They Wanna Be Is the Philadelphia 76ers’ lose-on-purpose approach to team-building ingenious or morally bankrupt?