Opinion
Opinion

How tech could make party conventions suck less

Political conventions are obsolete and overfunded, but throwing a little tech in the mix could at least make the spectacle more fun to watch.
Opinion

Facebook, CNN launch worthless 2012 Election Insights hub

Facebook and CNN launched today their 2012 Election Insights hub -- a seemingly worthless service.
Android Army

Opinion: Apple is victorious, Android is screwed, both RIM and Microsoft may be grateful

Apple’s recent patent victory over Samsung will leave other Android makers squirming, and open a window for struggling competitors like Microsoft and RIM.
Computing

Opinion: Windows 8 is a gateway drug to tablets, not a desktop savior

As the PC market takes on water, Microsoft isn’t below deck patching holes with Windows 8, it’s preparing a lifeboat to escape.
Cool Tech

Is digital hoarding dragging you down?

Cheap hard drives and cloud storage have made it possible never to delete a file ever again. But should we stop selecting what we save just because we can?
Cool Tech

Get old, tune out: Is technology leaving the elderly in the dust?

Today’s neck-snapping pace of innovation threatens to leave older members of society on the outside looking in through the twilight of their lives. But what can we do?
Opinion

State of the Web: In defense of lying

While truth and honesty remain noble ideals, technology that would strip us of the ability to lie or deceive might actually be taking us a step backward.
Computing

No more secrets: How technology is making honesty the only policy

Sorry, Pinocchio. Pervasive new technologies will make lying or even bending the truth impossible, ushering in an age of “extreme truth” that you may want to embrace before it arrives.
Opinion

That’s not the real me: How vanity sabotages Facebook advertising

When the elaborate self-portrait known as a Facebook profile seldom resembles the real thing, can advertisers really reach the right people?
Apple

The king is dead: Can Samsung slay Apple and steal its crown?

As Apple’s reputation for execution falters in the post-Jobs years, Samsung’s ruthless pace could put it ahead, even if customers would ultimately suffer.
Computing

Opinion: Geeks keep companies honest, even when you’re not looking

Mainstream buyers no longer seem to care about the hard numbers behind gadgets, but you can thank vigilant geeks for ensuring the figurative engine still runs while you’re busy gawking at the moon roof.
Apple

DT Debates: Do we really want a Google-less iPhone?

Apple has made it clear it's going Google-free come iOS 6 - but is that something we really want? Writers Jeffrey Van Camp and Molly McHugh debate that merits of an all-Apple iPhone.