In Nicholas Carr's the Glass Cage, the Pulitzer-shortlisted author makes a compelling argument on the way technology has failed us—from aircraft autopilot to GPS maps—and the perils of being forever trapped in the beam of our smartphones.
Five months after a European court decision that required Google (and other search engines) to "forget" certain information about people, the mechanics of that forgetting is still a complicated muddle.
The social media site plans to roll out an algorithm that will filter the tweets shown to users in hopes of making their chaotic feeds a little more orderly and more like Facebook. Naturally, everyone is up in arms about this.
We recently published two articles that referenced the female prostate. Many commenters freaked out, incredulous at the authors' seemingly poor grasp of human anatomy. So we asked Kara Crabb to respond by writing her own guide to the mythic gland.
Oxford professor Nick Bostrom's job is to imagine nightmare scenarios for humanity, including plagues, asteroid strikes, and superbugs. He spends a surprising amount of time worrying that HAL 9000-style deranged computers will wipe us all out.
Google collects and publishes data on the world's Google searches, so we rolled up our sleeves to find the weirdest, freakiest, darkest provinces and territories in Canada based on their Googlin' habits.
In his January speech regarding the NSA's surveillance activities, President Obama called for an end to the controversial metadata collection program "as it currently exists." Vague as it is, that statement did signal that the administration would attempt…
This week, Google launched a website that tracks Santa Claus's location, some idiots ate raw beef in the name of tradition, and a website named Condomania.com ranked states by their residents' average penis size. As you can probably tell, it was a bleak w…
This week, Penn State paid-off the 26 boys Jerry Sandusky molested, Texas played topsy turvy with its abortion laws, and a crazy person shot a TSA agent. In other words, it was another terrible week in America! Here's all this week's bad news in a thousan…
Thanks to an article about my arrest for drugs in 2004, when employers google my real name they think I'm some kinda kingpin and don't hire me, which is making it much, much harder to join the world as a legitimate citizen.
All I can say is I'll miss you. I don't know how I could have been a journalist these last few years without you. I may have been forced to find my own scoops by leaving my desk or a picking up a phone.