An Open Letter to New York Comic-Con: Protect Our Secret Identities!

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Last weekend at New York Comic-Con, a lot of attendees found themselves tweeting ecstatically about the convention — without having written those tweets, because NYCC had hijacked people's social media accounts that were linked to their badges. In this open letter, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why… » 10/16/13 6:58pm 10/16/13 6:58pm

USB Drive Proves Fertility Conventions Give Out the Best Swag Ever

Attendees can get some pretty cool swag at big conventions, but I have yet to see a product as functionally hysterical as this sperm-shaped USB drive handed out at the American Society For Reproductive Medicine's (ASRM) 2008 conference. I'll tell you what—whipping this thing out at while using your laptop at Starbucks… » 11/12/08 4:40pm 11/12/08 4:40pm

Nextfest: Video Recap of the Technology Convention That Wired Built


Nextfest, the big convention in New York City that showcased tomorrow's technology (today!) just wrapped up and we've got a nice video recap for your prying eyes. Some of the highlights include virtual kayaking, a robot bartender and, the coup de grâce, a desperate housewife trying to pick up a hot stud robot.… » 10/02/06 12:59pm 10/02/06 12:59pm