The gadgets, platforms, and software that make your digital life possible. If it beeps, clicks, or blinks, you'll find it here.
Save Skype, save the world
Why it's so important to protect apps like Skype and WhatsApp from governmental bans.
5 foolproof online pranks for April Fools’ Day
If you want to truly shock and impress on this most mischievous of holidays, you need to elevate your April Fools’ Day game to the digital realm.
Web’s largest reading community, Goodreads, bought by Amazon
Goodreaders are worried about how the retail behemoth could change their community.
Google+ courts new users with GIFs
Google+ subscribers will soon be able to use animated GIFs for their profile picture.
Google takes on Sweden in fight over the word “ungoogleable”
Google's lawyers take on Swedish linguists in a debate over the meaning of the Swedish word "ogooglebar."
10 Weird Twitter feeds too cool for Time magazine
Time magazine's list of the 140 best Twitter accounts of the year almost totally missed the group at the forefront of Twitter culture in 2013: Weird Twitter.
Is Reddit turning a blind eye to spam?
Redditor redLP published a detailed post that claims the 37,000-strong r/thebestofamazon is a spamming front controlled by one person operating under several aliases.
Is Google bringing us too close to art?
The Google Art Project is changing the way we look at masterpieces—and introducing a whole new set of problems.
Confessions of @TheMaleNanny
One anonymous male nanny is sharing intimate details from a professional life spent looking after youngsters.
Pranksters need $500 to sip Dom Pérignon from a diaper
Jon Hendren and David Thorpe want to pour Dom Pérignon into baby-poop cloths and then drink it. All they need is $500.
You can now search Google for animated GIFs
For the first time in the company's 15-year history, Google has harnessed the power of its search engine to allows people to find animated GIFs.
10 romantic lessons from a famed hacker’s OKCupid profile
Here's what can we learn about life, love, cyberwarfare, and mild spankings from AT&T hacker weev.
Threatening Facebook statuses can now be prosecuted in Florida
It's becoming more and more commonplace for Americans to be arrested for making threats—sometimes quite vague—on social media. So Florida's going to go ahead and make it a crime.
High-profile EMT resigns after racist tweets
Joseph Cassano, the 23-year-old son of city Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, resigned from his position as a first responder after a slew of offensive and racially charged tweets came to light.
Were Chinese celebrities paid to attack Apple on social media?
CCTV is being accused of paying celebrities to post anti-Apple remarks on Sina Weibo.
After Chávez, online censorship continues in Venezuela
Twitter users are being targeted for posting "destabllizing tweets" about the late leader.
RIP MSN Messenger
All users of Windows Live Messenger (except in mainland China) now have to use Skype instead.