Computers & Technology

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… >>

Got 22 Bucks? Make a Standing Desk, Save Your Life
Got 22 Bucks? Make a Standing Desk, Save Your Life

The standing desk: Good enough for Donald Rumsfeld. Recent studies show that sitting for long… >>

GoEnnounce: Social Networking and Fundraising for Students
GoEnnounce: Social Networking and Fundraising for Students

From textbooks to devices to extracurricular activities, school is expensive. We can all recall… >>

Geeking Out Over Google Doodles
Geeking Out Over Google Doodles

As a research editor, I spend a lot of time on Google. So, when the trademark logo is swapped for a… >>

Facebook Apps That Save Your Social Life
Facebook Apps That Save Your Social Life

If you're reading this blog, odds are you can remember a time before Facebook. Now, however, the… >>

Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind
Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind

You can find politics news on the web in an overwhelming number of places, but to keep up… >>

Concertgoers, Rejoice: Ticketmaster Kills Those Annoying Wiggly Nonsense Words We All Hate to Type
Concertgoers, Rejoice: Ticketmaster Kills Those Annoying Wiggly Nonsense Words We All Hate to Type

As someone who buys upwards of 100 tickets a year on Ticketmaster.com, the bane of my existence are… >>

Cinemagram: The Next Instagram?
Cinemagram: The Next Instagram?

The next big thing in smart phone photography could be Cinemagram, a free iPhone app (the Android… >>

Can Your Phone Replace Your Wallet?
Can Your Phone Replace Your Wallet?

Just this morning, Wired writer Christina Bonnington concluded a month-long experiment in which she… >>

Buying an iPad Mini? Read This First
Buying an iPad Mini? Read This First

Before you ask: No, I wasn't among the mass of people who, despite a city hobbled by Hurricane… >>

Book a Ticket to Mars
Book a Ticket to Mars

When you're chained to your office desk on a 80-degree-and-cloudless July day, you might find your… >>

Best Apps for Stargazing
Best Apps for Stargazing

As a native New Yorker, I never get to see the stars (and no, I don't mean Sarah Jessica Parker or… >>

Awkward First Date? There's An App For That.
Awkward First Date? There’s An App For That.

In 21st century America, there are certain situations that are and always will be 100% inescapable… >>

Awesome Symphony of Office Sounds
Awesome Symphony of Office Sounds

I once worked with a woman whose fingernails were so long (not quite like Flo-Jo, but close) that… >>

Avoid Disaster, Spot 'Sandy' Scammers
Avoid Disaster, Spot ‘Sandy’ Scammers

© iStockphoto/Thinkstock When a disaster hits, people spring into action. As with Hurricane… >>

Atari Turns 40, Celebrates with New Centipede
Atari Turns 40, Celebrates with New Centipede

Forty years ago today, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded Atari, and the gaming giant is… >>

At Last: Create Your Own Mini-Me
At Last: Create Your Own Mini-Me

In an age where we can get almost anything we want when we want it, it's no surprise that instant… >>

App Turns Chores Into an Adventure—Seriously
App Turns Chores Into an Adventure—Seriously

Some might say that the completion of worthwhile chores is a reward unto itself, but now there's an… >>

App Alert: Never Have to Hold It At the Movies
App Alert: Never Have to Hold It At the Movies

It's happened to us all: We're engrossed in a movie at the theater and suddenly that paint… >>

An App to Use at Your Next Doctor's Visit
An App to Use at Your Next Doctor’s Visit

It's no Angry Birds or Temple Run, but the new iPad app BodyMaps will keep you busy for hours and… >>