Technology

The Tech Community Needs to Grow Up
How one woman's tweets exposed the industry's boys club
March 27, 2013

How one woman's tweets exposed the industry's boys club.

What Big Data Will Never Explain
March 26, 2013

Against the messianic conception of data—Big Data.

Cat Photos on Ice
Welcome to the Node Pole, the near-Arctic location that wants to house a good chunk of the Internet
March 20, 2013

Why did Facebook build its latest data center just south of the Arctic Circle?

Don’t Fear the Reaper
Two days with the extremely anxious drone lobby
March 06, 2013

Two days with the extremely anxious drone lobby.

Apple Agonistes
What happens to Mac fanatics when the brand bums them out?
February 27, 2013

What happens to Mac fanatics when the brand bums them out?

So Open It Hurts
What the Internet did to Aaron Swartz
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
Can UFO culture survive ubiquitous videography?
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
The tech giant is treating Google like a political rival
February 15, 2013

It's running a political campaign against Google.

The Inside Story of Why Aaron Swartz Broke Into MIT and JSTOR
The Italian retreat that radicalized the Internet prodigy
February 13, 2013

A two-day retreat helped radicalize the Internet prodigy.

Newsomville
What happens when the town hall goes digital?
February 11, 2013

Local governments have gone online with alacrity. What have their consitutents gained—or lost—as a result?

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