What Big Data Will Never Explain
March 26, 2013
Against the messianic conception of data—Big Data.
Cat Photos on Ice
March 20, 2013
Why did Facebook build its latest data center just south of the Arctic Circle?
Don’t Fear the Reaper
March 06, 2013
Two days with the extremely anxious drone lobby.
February 27, 2013
What happens to Mac fanatics when the brand bums them out?
So Open It Hurts
February 25, 2013
Aaron Swartz is only the latest web prodigy to commit suicide. Why does Internet culture keep devouring its own?
E.T. in the Age of the Cellphone Camera
February 19, 2013
UFO believers used to cite grainy images as proof of visiting spaceships. But scores of people captured the Russian meteor strike via cellphone video cameras. Cheap and ubiquitous, that technology has changed the nature of proof for unusual phenomena. Which may be bad news for those UFO hunters.
Microsoft's Mark Penn Mistake
February 15, 2013
It's running a political campaign against Google.
The Inside Story of Why Aaron Swartz Broke Into MIT and JSTOR
February 13, 2013
A two-day retreat helped radicalize the Internet prodigy.
February 11, 2013
Local governments have gone online with alacrity. What have their consitutents gained—or lost—as a result?
China Is Not the Gaming Industry's Next Great Frontier
February 05, 2013
The People's Republic may lift its ban on consoles. It wouldn't be the boon that many expect.