Opinion
Opinion

No secrets, no shame: How technology forces honesty

When everyone already knows what you’re trying to hide, will there be any point to privacy? We may be moving toward a world where we’ll find out.
Movies & TV

How Season 6 made ‘Game of Thrones’ dumber, but more gorgeous than ever

Season 6 of Game of Thrones was notable for a few reasons. Perhaps the biggest was that the show was finally moving ahead of the books. Stepping off the path set by Martin's novels, Game of Thrones season 6 embodied the best and worst of…
Computing

I tried Microsoft Edge for 2 weeks, and it was as bad as you think

Microsoft has touted its new Edge web browser, the default in Windows 10, as a modern take on the browsing experience. Yet few people seem willing to ditch Chrome or Firefox for it. We decided to make the leap, so you don’t have to.
Opinion

Is Pokémon ruining reality or augmenting it? Who cares, just enjoy the chase

The world’s pundits are tearing their hair out trying to figure out whether Pokémon is good or bad, but to really understand it, you just need to fire up the app and go for a stroll.
Mobile

Why I still hate Amazon Prime Day with a passion

Hooray, it's Amazon's Prime Day! Again! More deals than ever before are promised from the online retailer, and the world can't wait. Except behind all this, Prime Day has a more insidious purpose, and people are in danger of forgetting it.
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?