Computers & Technology

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… >>

All Cats, All the Time: New Cats-Only Social Network Launches
All Cats, All the Time: New Cats-Only Social Network Launches

Like Pinterest? Love cats? Have a bunch of friends that are sick of your compulsive need to share… >>

A Golden Ticket to the House That Wonka Built
A Golden Ticket to the House That Wonka Built

In my earliest days of reading, Roald Dahl's fantastic collection of children's books left a… >>

50,000 Shades of Grey: The Wonder of Bookless Libraries
50,000 Shades of Grey: The Wonder of Bookless Libraries

What if you could fit a library’s entire collection in the palm of your hand? That’s the idea… >>

7 Computer Pranks to Try on Your Friends
7 Computer Pranks to Try on Your Friends

Have some fun at work with these mischievous computer pranks—but don't be surprised when your… >>

The Humble Beginnings of 5 Big Ideas
The Humble Beginnings of 5 Big Ideas

Where we see tangled headphones, annoying insects, and painful bandages, these scientists saw the… >>

Coping with Death on Facebook
Coping with Death on Facebook

Should it be easier to pass away gently on social media? Three people who have suffered loss share… >>

What Cool Things Can 3D Printers Make?
What Cool Things Can 3D Printers Make?

Yes, 3D printing's made the jump to your home—but scientists are using it for much, much more… >>

Trouble Sleeping? Turn Off Your Gadgets!
Trouble Sleeping? Turn Off Your Gadgets!

If you're a social media junkie like me, that hour before bed signals quality time with a… >>

Trendy Tech Gifts for Under $40
Trendy Tech Gifts for Under $40

The time has come to stress about what to get your new boyfriend, over-think that last stocking… >>

Travel Everywhere (Man!) with Johnny Cash
Travel Everywhere (Man!) with Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash has been everywhere (man!) and a clever project from British web developer Iain Mullan… >>

Top 3 Websites for Grown-Up Story Time
Top 3 Websites for Grown-Up Story Time

When I'm not writing and editing stories at the office, I'm attending readings in every corner of… >>