June 15 2015
I will however leave you with a series of probably unhelpful, but definitely contradictory, words of wisdom as you click your way toward whatever singularity or techpocalypse lies just over the horizon
May 26 2015
Podcasts are undergoing a whole new phase of growth. For years, podcasts have largely been stand-alone shows, either recorded out of someone's garage or introduced as a peripheral product attached to another...
May 4 2015
With his latest book, So, You've Been Publicly Shamed, Ronson examines how perpetrators of relatively minor errors of judgment become the victims of immense Internet pile-ons
April 13 2015
While Oculus Rift may ultimately be a more sophisticated device, this cheaper solution provides a window into, not only new environments, but the very future
March 16 2015
This summer, I'm getting married to the woman I was looking for all my life. It's true: Nothing so far that I've encountered on the Internet has been as bewildering and exhausting as wedding planning....
Feb. 23 2015
Each session, lawmakers also attempt to quite literally change how computers work in California, with bills on everything from online commerce to state-funded pilot projects
Feb. 2 2015
That's why I love video games: All the stimuli are there in one medium that keeps my brain and fingers busy. Here are four games that came out late last year that kept my hands from idling
Jan. 12 2015
By now, we can all agree that New Year's resolutions are about as likely to come true as the wishes you make when you blow out your birthday candles
Dec. 22 2014
Sitting down to catalog all my complaints about the online world in 2014, I desperately wanted to orchestrate a way to put Taylor Swift at the top of the list
Dec. 1 2014
There's a whole class of invisible, digital crimes that aren't going out over the emergency airwaves. No one's dialing 911 for data breaches, and patrol officers aren't calling for backup on scam emails.
Nov. 10 2014
I'm the elf who's making sure Santa doesn't leave you a snowflake sweater that might as well have been bedazzled with chunks of coal from a miner's black lungs. I recommend you either lay this issue of...
Oct. 20 2014
Sarkeesian really shouldn't be so controversial. It's not as if she's a Holocaust revisionist or a government official who authorized torture. Sarkeesian isn't some ultra-radical abort-all-the-babies femi-eugenicist
Sept. 29 2014
If epistemology is the study and philosophy of knowledge, it's creation and quality, then I consider myself a lowly disciple of Wikipistemology, the contemplation and investigation of Wikipedia and other...
Sept. 8 2014
It's almost as if The Daily Show team is exacting revenge on John Oliver for leaving the cast: "You're getting an HBO show? Well, up yours, Brit-face, we're going to get our own podcast."
Aug. 18 2014
Last year, Netflix debuted Max, an AI feature for Playstation to help you discover new movies and TV shows based on your viewing habits and the star ratings you dish out
July 28 2014
I know, I've talked about this a dozen times in this column, but for those of you just tuning in: Last year, I bought a Playstation 4 after Ubisoft entranced me with the preview of its hacker video game, Watch...
July 7 2014
From Ghanaian witchcraft to scary clowns, cybercrime is as weird as anything in the real world
June 16 2014
Last summer, at San Diego Comic-Con, I was exposed to the preview of a video game called Watch Dogs, an open-world adventure where you play a gray-hat hacker with Chicago's entire technological...
May 27 2014
The impact of campaign donations remains a hot issue, but this cycle, two candidates are exploring novel ways of leveraging money in their favor
May 5 2014
Spoiler alert: Do not read this if you haven't watched every television series since the 1939 New York World's Fair.


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