December 18, 2013
Smartphones make counting calories easier than ever—a scary development for people with eating disorders.
Baudrillard and Babes at the Consumer Electronics Show
January 18, 2013
At the annual gadget-industry trade show, Lydia DePillis finds blink-controlled TVs, angry tech bloggers, and a World’s Fair for an age when brands are more important than countries.
There's a War in Cyberspace over Icons vs. Text
January 17, 2013
How would you like to learn about an app's terms of service?
Silicon Valley Needs to Stop Fighting and Sign a Free-Trade Agreement
December 14, 2012
Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter are in a trade war. For our sake, they need a treaty.
Id of the Senate: How Twitter Unleashed Chuck Grassley
November 16, 2012
"Assume deer dead," and other greatest hits.
A management putsch at Apple is yet another chance to say the company is coming down to Earth. It's a bit more complicated than that.
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.
Apple and the Specter of Decline
September 20, 2012
Why Apple's patent war against Samsung and Google could wind up destroying Apple itself.