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Even the Voting Booth Is No Longer Private
November 07, 2012

Some people can't resist tweeting and Facebooking and Instagramming their vote. That's not necessarily a good thing for our democracy.

We Have Those Beeswax Candles I Ordered Online: A Dispatch from Stormy Chelsea
October 30, 2012

All day Monday I was the Nate Silver of natural disaster.

Why Do Apple Employees Donate Less than Google and Microsoft Workers?
October 26, 2012

Apple's employees aren't big political givers--maybe because of a legacy Steve Jobs left.

Michael Saylor, The Id of Web 2.0
October 26, 2012

On a recent Friday morning, Michael Saylor appeared before a think-tank audience to cheerfully predict the end of the world. Newspapers and televisions? Obsolete in a smartphone-enhanced future. Banks and wallets? Ditto. Textbooks? About to “dematerialize.” Also doomed: Algebra teachers. "We need to eliminate every one of those algebra teacher jobs," Saylor said, waving his iPhone like a wand. "Instead of five hundred thousand average algebra teachers, we need one good algebra teacher.

Can You Really Watch a Debate and Tweet It at the Same Time?
October 22, 2012

Are journalists really paying attention to what candidates say, or are they too distracted? The neuroscience behind media multi-tasking.

An App to Make Campaign Workers Act Normal
October 15, 2012

Want to encourage campaign workers to eat dinner and breathe? There's an app for that.

Dinosaur Makeover: Can Research Triangle Park Pull Itself Out of the 1950s?
October 12, 2012

North Carolina's Research Triangle Park was a cutting edge workplace, in the 1950s. Now, people don't even want to show up for work. Can it be fixed?

The Internet: Now Just Another Special Interest
October 02, 2012

The Internet Association says it's just got consumers' interests at heart. That's ridiculous.

Unhappy Valley: A Startup Party's Tinge of Gloom
September 21, 2012

Tech startups are as hot as ever in Silicon Valley, but at a conference in San Francisco, there are hints of hard times ahead.

Meet Jonathan Dine, the Libertarian Who Could Swing the McCaskill-Akin Race
September 10, 2012

Jonathan Dine is a personal trainer / convicted felon who can bench 225 lbs. Oh, and his libertarian Senate campaign could help Todd Akin in Missouri.

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