Tech

The Home of the Future Is Here, And It's Pretty Stupid
Do you really need to tweet from your refrigerator?
August 19, 2014

Do you really need to tweet from your refrigerator? 

Silicon Valley Is Ruining "Sharing" for Everybody
The marketing lie behind companies like Airbnb and Lyft
August 13, 2014

They say they're all about making friends. Here's how you can tell that's not true. 

Why Won't Wikipedia Ban Propaganda on Its Russian Site?
August 01, 2014

Russians have bought the Kremlin line—and they're acting on it.

The Law Has Spoken: A Cellphone Is a Bedroom, Not a Pants Pocket
The Supreme Court rules that all cellphone searches require warrants
June 25, 2014

The Supreme Court rules that all cellphone searches require warrants.

Robots Might Be Smart, But They're Terrible at Soccer—and They Flop, Too
A report from an awkward, adorable robot-soccer match
June 13, 2014

A report from an awkward, adorable robot-soccer match.

Self-Driving Cars Are Still Cars—Which Means They Won't Improve Your Commute
May 29, 2014

The company's attempt to "disrupt" the car industry is an embrace of the status quo. We need innovation in mass transit instead.

Google Says We Have a "Right to Know," But Really Just Wants the Right to Profit From Your Personal Information
May 21, 2014

The search giant really just wants the right to profit from your personal information.

Uber and Airbnb Are Waging a Libertarian War on Regulators
Silicon Valley's politics get complicated
May 20, 2014

Silicon Valley's politics get complicated

Silicon Valley Says Space Mining Is Awesome and Will Change Life on Earth. That’s Only Half Right.
Silicon Valley says asteroid mining will end Earth's conflict over natural resources. It won't.
May 19, 2014

Tech companies are planning to mine asteroids and the moon. That's cool, but it won't bring peace on Earth.

Somehow, Activists Have Put Protecting Net Neutrality Back on the Agenda
A principle that seemed all but dead is making a comeback
May 15, 2014

A principle that seemed all but dead is making a comeback

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