The Year Megaplatforms Ruled The Internet
On the web we lost, the web we deserve, and the web we want.
Millions Of Dogecoins Stolen In Apparent Heist
Much robbery, so anger, etc. Users of the functional joke currency are reporting emptied wallets.
The Case For Buying A Shitty TV
The death of the legacy brands, and the ever-growing crowd of "good enough" gadgets.
What A Full "Earthrise" Looks Like From The Moon
A stunningly smooth stabilization.
Someone's Trying To Make A Google Glass For Creeps
Don't worry, money-flashing pickup artists: the future is yours, too.
Why Tech Companies Are Doing Everything They Can To Make You Cry
Apple and Google aren't just advertising their phones. They seem to want you to shed tears, too.
Google Joins The Military-Industrial Complex
The search giant buys a military robotics contractor. "Don't be evil" meets the Department of Defense.
Twitter Quickly Reverses On Blocking Change After Backlash
Update: Twitter has rolled back the changes after widespread backlash.
Why Twitter Just Joined The Backchannel Wars
Direct messages to the forefront, big photos in tow. Twitter knows: The service that controls messaging controls the world.
Watch A Swarm Of Bees Attack A Hovering Drone
A classic drone meets drone story.
Is The New FCC Chairman Going To Let Net Neutrality Die?
Net-neutrality opponents cheer Chairman Wheeler's "market-friendly" comments. Activists fear the worst: "more than a little troubling."
How Amazon And Google Turned The Future Into An Ad
The optimism of the '50s brought us the atomic concept car. The uncertainty of the information age brings us the Amazon drone.
Who Will Own The Next Great Instant Messaging Service?
The social media era was about what we make public. Now, it's about what we don't. The race to own the next great back channel.
Why Everyone In Tech Needs To Be Watching "The Good Wife"
A critically acclaimed broadcast legal drama has become an unlikely leader in the country's most important conversations about tech.
Filmmaker Combines 852 Instagrams Into A Single Short Movie
"I wanted to create structure out of this chaos."
Full Snapchat Graphic
User numbers from around the world, courtesy of GlobalWebIndex.
The Great Snapchat Mirage
We don't know a single useful number about the hottest company in tech. Why Snapchat may be much smaller than it sounds.
The Last Console Generation Took Four Years To Peak
An alternative history of the console wars.
Memo: It Took Three Weeks For The Washington Post's Viral Site To Become Its Biggest Blog
The Post's Upworthy-inspired viral site, KnowMore, is already among its most popular web properties. Once again: Do not underestimate the power of the curiosity gap.
How Internet Chain Letters Took Over The Media
Powerful, mysterious, truthy, and compelling: Facebook has found its own version of the chain letter.