Opinion
Opinion

Does Tesla have blood on its hands? The complex morality of autonomy

On Thursday NHTSA announced plans to investigate the May 7 fatality of a Florida man behind the wheel of – but not driving – a Tesla Model S. The car has Autopilot and during this accident, it was in control. So is Tesla at fault?…
Mobile

Would you buy a smartphone with baked in ads, if it meant a lower price?

Amazon is selling the new Moto G4 and Blu's R1 HD at a discount with ads on the lockscreen and pre-installed Amazon apps. It sets a dangerous precedent for unlocked phones, and we're worried other retailers will do the same.
Mobile

Can you spend a week speaking only in emojis? I wouldn’t recommend it

I spent a week conducting all my online conversations in the emojis, and while my fiancé hasn’t called off our engagement (yet), I discovered that our 21st century hieroglyphics have some flaws.
Business

Get fired and earn $55 million: A day in the life of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer ignored urging from activist investor Jeffery Smith to cut spending and focus on traditional core business. She instead dumped money into pet projects, increased spending, and as a result delivered the final…
Mobile

Anybody can learn to code, but Apple’s Swift Playgrounds make them want to

Apple made an educational app called Swift Playgrounds, which will teach students how to code in its Swift language, but there's no way we should let them have all the fun. Here's why Apple got a coding presentation right.
Gaming

I like playing shooters, too. But can’t we do better?

Against the backdrop of tragedy in Orlando, E3's annual parade of violent games takes on new meaning. We don't have to stop making these games, but can't we do better?
Computing

The Xbox and PC are closer than ever, but still not close enough

Microsoft focused its big E3 2016 announcements on crossplay with Windows 10 PC, promising 10 titles that can be enjoyed on either an Xbox or a computer. But has the company waited too long to pursue this path?
Gaming

Hollywood, enough is enough! Stop making video game movies

The film industry has tried and failed to adapt video games to the big screen for more than two decades. It’s time to put our foot down and say, "no more: stop making video game movies."
Features

What happens when anyone can code? We’re about to find out

Drag-and-drop programming tools like Ready could teach anyone to code, and make creating apps as easy as creating a newsletter or website. And in creation, there’s power.
Mobile

#FreeTheMotoZ: Verizon’s exclusive on both Moto phones is total BS

Carrier exclusives are draconian measures that limit the amount of people who can buy smartphones and trap great devices on one network. Now the Moto Z is stuck on Verizon with a carrier exclusive.
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There’s trouble in the Nest neighborhood, so you may want to avoid moving in

Alphabet's Nest smart thermostat division may see more changes than a new CEO, such as faster product to market cycles or a new company home, The changes aren't likely to affect retail products in the short term, but longer term questions…