Technology

Atari Is Not an Anomaly
The pioneering video game company is dead. Its successors are making the same mistakes.
January 29, 2013

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo think it's all about the console and blockbuster games. Atari thought so, too.

Assessing Baseball's New Cellphone Plan
January 27, 2013

Major League Baseball just signed a deal to replace those dugout landlines with cellphones for calls to the bullpen. Is this an improvement?

Inaugural Ball Hopping: "SimCity" Comes to the Capital, and Hollywood Stays Home
January 22, 2013

Inauguration night, featuring B-list celebrities and one amazing video game.

Baudrillard and Babes at the Consumer Electronics Show
The surreal magic of the annual gadget extravaganza in Las Vegas
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?

Eric Schmidt: Silicon Valley's Only Grownup Wants to Have Fun Too
January 11, 2013

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was always the "adult in the room." Now he's letting loose.

Eric Schmidt Doesn’t Have a Grand Strategy for North Korea. He Just Likes Playing Diplomat.
January 10, 2013

Why is the Google chairman bothering with Kim Jong-un? Don't look for a profit motive.

Why Does Everyone Think Google Beat the FTC?
January 05, 2013

In the aftermath of the FTC's settlement with Google yesterday, too many reporters fell for the line that Google used some fancy combination of executive charm and lobbying prowess to beat the federal government at its own game. You'd easily believe, from reading what has become the conventional wisdom, that Google managed to avoid any sanctions by meeting with John Kerry or paying off think tanks.

Why the Anti-SOPA Band Hasn't Gotten Back Together
January 04, 2013

Last year, an unlikely coalition emerged to preserve Internet freedom. Where has it been since then?

Do Photographers Need Instagram More Than It Needs Them?
December 19, 2012

Professional photographers were horrified by Instagram's new plan to sell their photos, but quitting is easier said than done.

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