Facebook killing news is the best thing that ever happened to news
The end of the beginning. Finally!
The popularity of Microsoft’s Surface is the least realistic thing on TV
The hybrid tablet/laptop device has seemingly replaced all computers in the alternate universe of Hollywood.
Google is jeopardizing African-American literature sites
The search engine keeps making websites redundant by providing answers to queries directly on Google.com.
We’re all eating too much meat
And here are some of the numbers to prove it.
Are scammers invading Dogecoin again?
The whimsical joke currency and its trusting community have attracted predators in the past.
We’d love to link you to this website but it’s impossible
A frustrating piece of art that challenges how your brain thinks about the internet.
Why is South Korea using a wooden computer to communicate across the DMZ?
The dedicated communications channel between North Korea and South Korea appears to run Windows XP.
The hot new trend in political strategy: email security
An entrepreneur-turned-activist is training politicians to take digital security seriously in the era of John Podesta’s email hack.
Why did Google think LaVar Ball founded the NBA?
The search engine continues to produce errors in its attempt to provide quick and easy answers to queries.
This is the best list of cybersecurity predictions for 2018
If you want to know what cyber threats we will face in the next year, look no further.
We’ve been burying people all wrong
Could eco-friendly funerals save the planet?
The meaning of life, according to a spaceship
Reflecting on Kim Stanley Robinson’s angry optimism in a bleak world.
Is it legal to shut down a Bitcoin exchange while the price is falling?
One of the biggest Bitcoin exchanges could get hit with lawsuits after halting trading for two hours.
The bot that tweeted “fuck” in front of every word was doomed from the start
Twitter suspended @fuckeveryword after it tweeted a racial slur.
Should AI decide who gets a kidney?
Researchers are training artificial intelligence to make doctors’ hard decisions.
The misogyny of ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ takes on new shame
A beloved sci-fi vision of the future has no empathy for women.
A very 2017 gift guide: Useless products from a bullshit year
A lot of gadgets went bust this year.
The fight for net neutrality is a test of our broken democracy
Americans overwhelmingly support net neutrality. We are watching the telecom lobby overrule them.
But it’s not over yet.
Mastodon makes the internet feel like home again
I have been using the open source Twitter competitor for almost a year, and I love it.
Scammy startups want to pay writers in worthless cryptocurrency
Some cryptocurrency entrepreneurs are trying to convince bloggers to write articles for tokens.