Opinion
Mobile

What will next-generation smartphones look like?

Cheap international roaming, better accommodation for business users, wireless charging and other new features will define a coming generation of even smarter smartphones.
Opinion

Strolling down the Memory Lane left by social media

Facebook’s “relationship pages” may be new, but the traces of online relationships go back much further, as one someone who met his wife online over a decade ago can attest.
Opinion

Inside the terrifying new world of digital surveillance, from its latest victim

For a guy just caught in a love triangle thanks to messages from a Gmail account, General David Petraeus sure knew a lot about the terrifying possibilities of 21st century surveillance.
Opinion

Are celebrities to blame when Twitter fans turn into vicious minions?

Twitter lets celebrities interact with fans as never before, including commanding mobs wielding virtual pitchforks to attack their worst critics.
Opinion

Mind-controlled helicopters, Guy Fieri, and sad, sorry end of the Twinkie in this week’s Staff Picks

You want to know all the best in tech from the past week but you don’t want to have to look for it, right? Never fear. We’ve trolled the matrix to find the coolest, weirdest, and most interesting tidbits of the past 7 days. Have at it.
Computing

Windows 8 upgrade tips you’ll wish you knew before the leap

Learn before you leap with tips from a Windows 8 vet who’s been there, done that. And messed it up a few times along the way.
Opinion

How I tried to download new basketball skills, and only partially failed

Can the Internet turn a 30-something guy from chump to baller on the basketball court? Not quite yet.
Opinion

State of the Web: Be happy you have a big name ISP

There are plenty of reasons to complain about big name Internet service providers like Time Warner or Comcast. But nothing compares to the nonsense that goes with a small-town ISP with a monopoly on the market.
Mobile

The uncertain future of NFC and the mobile wallet

There are a lot of companies, technologies, and services banking on the fact that you want to use your phone as a credit card, but do you? And what about retailers? We examine the past, present, and murky future of NFC and mobile payments.
Opinion

A celebration of the useless Web in this week’s Staff Picks

You want to know all the best in tech from the past week but you don’t want to have to look for it, right? Never fear. We’ve trolled the matrix to find the coolest, weirdest, and most interesting tidbits of the past 7 days. Have at it.
Apple

How Samsung, Microsoft and stupidity are staining Apple’s brand image

Clever marketing from competitors and its own stumbles have left Apple’s effortlessly cool brand image looking more effortlessly clueless.
Gaming

Do gamers really want unbiased reviews?

Gamers say they want unbiased reviews, but are they being truthful? Outrage over some recent reviews suggests that gamers want confirmation, not criticism.