Computers & Technology

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… >>

3 Smart Apps That Harvard Loves
3 Smart Apps That Harvard Loves

A recent poll of some of the hardest-working, tech-savviest bloggers revealed the tools they use to… >>

'Classify' Makes Classical Music Accessible, More Awesome
‘Classify’ Makes Classical Music Accessible, More Awesome

Though I'm a big music fan, I've never really gotten into classical. Maybe it's because my parents… >>

10 Social Networking Sites That Could Replace Facebook
10 Social Networking Sites That Could Replace Facebook

Facebook recently became one of the largest IPOs in history (with 500+ million users, some… >>

10 Cell Phone Rules to Help Save Civilization
10 Cell Phone Rules to Help Save Civilization

After hundreds (if not thousands) of rides on public transportation, I've realized that the only… >>

Your End-of-the-World App Checklist
Your End-of-the-World App Checklist

Image Credit: Mr. Matté Last week, the unthinkable happened: I found myself waiting in line to… >>

“Gravity” Movie Logic: NASA Tells Us What It’s Really Like

NASA astronaut Cady Coleman consulted on the film, and talked to us about why it's a surprisingly… >>

9 Names to Know in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
9 Names to Know in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, there is a 1 in 8 chance of a woman having invasive… >>

Feel-Good Story: Touching Tribute to a Veteran Dad
Feel-Good Story: Touching Tribute to a Veteran Dad

Sabrina Brady’s heartwarming "best day ever" won a high-stakes Google design contest. >>

Cool Photography: Google Faces Finds Smiles from Space
Cool Photography: Google Faces Finds Smiles from Space

Have satellites captured optical illusions in these pictures of Earth, or is the planet really… >>

The IFTTT Recipes that Will Make Your Life Better
The IFTTT Recipes that Will Make Your Life Better

Activate these "recipes" and you'll be an efficiency machine in no time. >>