Computers & Technology

“She Stole My Life!”: A Cautionary True Tale About Identity Theft Everyone Must Read

Most methods of identity theft are either low tech or high tech—but what if your thief is adept… >>

20 Corny 'Star Wars' Jokes for Any Occasion
20 Corny ‘Star Wars’ Jokes for Any Occasion

Whether you're the Emperor himself or just some scruffy nerf-herder, you will be called upon to… >>

4 Classically Popular Toys ... That Were Never Meant to Be Toys
4 Classically Popular Toys … That Were Never Meant to Be Toys

You'll never believe what the inventors of toys like Play-Doh and Silly Putty were really trying to… >>

Blogging, Tweeting, Apps, Oh My! 23 Funny Cartoons Technophobes Can Appreciate
Blogging, Tweeting, Apps, Oh My! 23 Funny Cartoons Technophobes Can Appreciate

Because gadgets and gizmos are always good for a laugh, at least >>

8 Brilliant Things You Never Knew Were Invented by NASA
8 Brilliant Things You Never Knew Were Invented by NASA

From the practical (UV-protected lenses) to the bizarre (Super Soaker water guns), NASA is… >>

9 Incredible Historical Predictions That Actually Came True
9 Incredible Historical Predictions That Actually Came True

What do Wi-Fi, the moon landing, and debit cards have in common? They were all prophesied by great… >>

The Top 6 Curses of The Modern Age, As Shown In Cartoons
The Top 6 Curses of The Modern Age, As Shown In Cartoons

Need to sic the evil eye on someone? Put down your spell book; Cartoonist Gemma Correll has you… >>

A Scientist Explains Why We Should Stop Being Afraid of Chemicals
A Scientist Explains Why We Should Stop Being Afraid of Chemicals

Chemistry gets an unfair bad reputation as the world embraces products labeled "natural." But that… >>

12 Smart Jokes That Make You Sound Like a Genius
12 Smart Jokes That Make You Sound Like a Genius

Do you long to be the funniest pompous twit in the room? Memorize these! >>

Munchausen By Internet: When an Online Cancer Support Group Turns Frightening
Munchausen By Internet: When an Online Cancer Support Group Turns Frightening

One cancer patient's bizarre online odyssey after a dangerous character befriends her—and lies… >>

8 Home Pages You Should Visit Daily That Boost Your Natural Genius
8 Home Pages You Should Visit Daily That Boost Your Natural Genius

You could start every day by learning something new, getting motivated by the creative arts, or… >>

8 Secret, Quirky Messages in Company Logos You See Everywhere
8 Secret, Quirky Messages in Company Logos You See Everywhere

What do Apple, Amazon, Baskin Robbins, and Toblerone have in common? Their logos each hide an… >>

The Bizarrely Ordinary Lives of Astronauts: A Day Inside the International Space Station
The Bizarrely Ordinary Lives of Astronauts: A Day Inside the International Space Station

Largely forgotten by the American public, astronauts have been orbiting Earth for 15 years. Here's… >>

A Stroke, A Coma, A Revelation: How a Quadriplegic Man Helped Pioneer His Own Life-Changing Robot
A Stroke, A Coma, A Revelation: How a Quadriplegic Man Helped Pioneer His Own Life-Changing Robot

After a paralyzing stroke, Henry Evans went from feeling suicidal to full of optimism with help… >>

How This Sixth-Grade Teacher's Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook
How This Sixth-Grade Teacher’s Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook

Melissa Bour was concerned by what her students were posting on Facebook. Instead of lecturing, she… >>

She Was Studying in Her Room. Then a Stranger Fastened a Bomb to Her Neck.
She Was Studying in Her Room. Then a Stranger Fastened a Bomb to Her Neck.

When a man in a ski mask invaded Maddie Pulver's home and attached a bomb collar to her neck, it… >>

Should Schools Punish Students for Personal Facebook Posts?
Should Schools Punish Students for Personal Facebook Posts?

One middle school tried to punish a sixth grader for her mean comments about a teacher—and ended… >>

Why Not Recycle Your Old CDs Into These 7 Gorgeous Crafts?
Why Not Recycle Your Old CDs Into These 7 Gorgeous Crafts?

Dust off your old CD collection and create stunningly sparkly earrings, purses, mirrors, and more. >>

Cyberscammers Confess: Their 20 Top Tricks, Cons, and Schemes to Hack Your Internet Security
Cyberscammers Confess: Their 20 Top Tricks, Cons, and Schemes to Hack Your Internet Security

Computer hackers have lots of tools to threaten your internet security, but these tips from… >>

MetLife Defender Q&A: How to Stay Safe Online
MetLife Defender Q&A: How to Stay Safe Online

The technology and cybersecurity team answers reader-submitted questions. >>