Should Your Family Get Access To Your Online Accounts When You Die?

It's a question that will eventually—hopefully not soon!—confront you, me, and every other person reading this: Should our loved ones gain access to our digital lives, from email to Instagram to financial accounts, after we die? A cadre of state-appointed lawyers are creating a bill that would allow for just that. » 7/16/14 12:56pm 7/16/14 12:56pm

What's Your Worst Cable Customer Service Horror Story?

After reading about Ryan Block's Comcast customer service horror story last night, quite a few of you came out to offer you support in the form of some hearty commiseration. So to continue the healing, tell us, what's the worst cable customer service experience you've ever head? It's ok—this is a safe space. » 7/15/14 12:27pm 7/15/14 12:27pm

What's the One Dead Website You Wish You Could Revive?

Benj Edwards at The Atlantic just published this beautiful piece about a man's quest to rebuild Prodigy, the ancient web service dead since 1999. As the net has grown and changed, no doubt you've lost a favorite site or two. Say you've got a genie and all your other wishes fulfilled. Which website do you revive? » 7/12/14 6:07pm 7/12/14 6:07pm

What's the Weirdest Computer Mouse You've Ever Seen?

Touchpads suck. They are obviously and infinitely inferior to the glory of the mouse. But that doesn't mean there's not any room for innovation in mouse-world. Plenty of folks have tried to improve on perfection with ergonomic-y joystick-like tricks and other strange tweaks. What's the weirdest one you've ever come… » 6/24/14 12:20pm 6/24/14 12:20pm

Should You Go to Jail For Making Threats on Facebook?

The Supreme Court announced that it will hear the appeal of Anthony Elonis, a man convicted and sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for making threats over Facebook—threats that were often in the form of rap lyrics—according to The Morning Call, the local newspaper covering the case. » 6/17/14 12:20pm 6/17/14 12:20pm