Computers & Technology

The Six Apps You Need This Election Season
The Six Apps You Need This Election Season

With more Americans turning to mobile devices for political news, navigating the plethora of… >>

The Best New Gift-Shopping Site
The Best New Gift-Shopping Site

I've never been one for online shopping. I prefer tactile gift-buying, going through rows of… >>

Teeny Barcodes Tracked Mating Habits of Bees
Teeny Barcodes Tracked Mating Habits of Bees

Scan this: October 7 is the 60th anniversary of the barcode, those ubiquitous sets of black… >>

Technology Unites Relatives in New Type of Family Portrait
Technology Unites Relatives in New Type of Family Portrait

Whether you're wearing matching ugly sweaters or experiencing other awkward moments with your… >>

Researchers: Facebook Can Boost Self-Esteem ...and Waist Size
Researchers: Facebook Can Boost Self-Esteem …and Waist Size

Need a quick ego boost? Spend five minutes on Facebook. But beware—it could also lower your… >>

One Guy's Opinion: Ode to a
One Guy’s Opinion: Ode to a “Dumb” Phone

I'll admit it: my morning routine involves scrolling through what I missed overnight on Twitter… >>

No Small 'Feet': Man Climbs Chicago's Willis Tower with Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Leg
No Small ‘Feet': Man Climbs Chicago’s Willis Tower with Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Leg

This past Sunday, Zac Vawter, 31, climbed 103 stories of Chicago's Willis Tower with the first… >>

New Year Plan: Budget Better with Mvelopes
New Year Plan: Budget Better with Mvelopes

Between the gifts, party outfits, and festive nights out, the holidays can pass in a frenzied blur… >>

New Trend: Cyber-Compliments
New Trend: Cyber-Compliments

Cyberbullying is widespread enough to necessitate a Cyberbullying Research Center, but a new trend… >>

New App: Never Circle For A Parking Spot Again
New App: Never Circle For A Parking Spot Again

© Hemera/ThinkstockGrowing up in Brooklyn, I've been lucky enough to avoid driving around looking… >>

New App: Best Political Satire All In One Place
New App: Best Political Satire All In One Place

With four debates and countless campaign stops and political ads gone by (not to mention the daily… >>

Must See: Insanely Addictive Websites
Must See: Insanely Addictive Websites

Warning: These websites are highly addictive and may cause you to waste massive amounts of time… >>

Match Your Music To Your Drink
Match Your Music To Your Drink

Ever been in a Friday night rut? You know you want a drink to unwind but are too zapped from the… >>

Love & Apps: Meet the Married Couple Who Created the Wildly Popular 'Temple Run'
Love & Apps: Meet the Married Couple Who Created the Wildly Popular ‘Temple Run’

If you own a device with a touch screen—or know someone who does—there's a very good chance… >>

I Hear You, Proust! Classic Lit in Your Headphones
I Hear You, Proust! Classic Lit in Your Headphones

Books on tape aren't exactly new, but as e-books become more and more popular, it seems that… >>

How to Stop Facebook Over-Sharing
How to Stop Facebook Over-Sharing

You do it mindlessly. Check in here, tag your friend in a post there, read this, click on that… >>

How Gen Y Stays #Healthy
How Gen Y Stays #Healthy

Being a functional adult is, more than anything else, time-consuming. You have to hold down a… >>

How Bill Gates Predicted the iPhone … in 1995
How Bill Gates Predicted the iPhone … in 1995

Talk about a visionary: I was blown away by Gates’ description of something that is eerily like… >>

How a Little-Known Web Browser Took Over Belarus
How a Little-Known Web Browser Took Over Belarus

Those not inclined toward obsessive techiness may not spend a lot of time thinking about which… >>

Happy Birthday to the Invention That Changed Music Forever
Happy Birthday to the Invention That Changed Music Forever

How do musical instruments talk to one another in an electronic age? They use MIDI—the Musical… >>