How Using Emoji Makes Us Less Emotional
And what linguists say it means if your smiley face has a nose
July 07, 2014

And what linguists say it means if your smiley face has a nose.

New Technology Doesn't Make Us All Richer
We need policies that realign growth and equality
July 06, 2014

We need policies that realign growth and equality.

A Peek Inside the Non-Profit Consortium That Makes Emoji Possible
Behind every smiling face is a quite dull company
June 27, 2014

You can thank these folks for the dancing lady in red and dozens of little smiley faces.

The Supreme Court Thinks You're Better Off Paying $150/Month for Cable
The depressing takeaway of the Aereo decision
June 25, 2014

A smart service is sacrificed before corporate interests.

In This Papua New Guinea Village, People Use Cell Phones to Call the Dead
June 17, 2014

When their calls don’t go through, they don’t blame shoddy service; they believe the spirits of the dead can interfere with their connections. 

Facebook Could Decide an Election Without Anyone Ever Finding Out
The scary future of digital gerrymandering—and how to prevent it
June 01, 2014

"Digital gerrymandering" represents a frightening future. Here's how to prevent it.

How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic
April 16, 2014

"The grim reality is that most patients’ asthma in this country is uncontrolled."

Why Do We Say That Our Phones and Computers 'Die'?
April 06, 2014

We treat technology as disposable, yet we ascribe human characteristics to our gadgets. 

Podcasts: The Last Refuge of the C-List Celebrity (and Bret Easton Ellis)
April 06, 2014

Ellis’s show, like many others, can feel like a hall of mirrors reflecting the chatty state of pop-culture today.

HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Is a Cynical Show with a Gooey Center
April 04, 2014

Mike Judge's films and shows are comedic versions of “love the sinner, hate the sin,” and “Silicon Valley” is no different.