Indulge Your Inner Child and Lose a Few Hours To This Online Spirograph

We've got computer graphics software that's so powerful it can generate images that make it seem like dinosaurs are back. But they still can't compare to the simple satisfaction you get from making a really complex hypotrochoid or epitrochoid with a marker and some perforated gears. So Nathan Friend was kind enough to… » 12/18/14 3:27pm 12/18/14 3:27pm

Remove Location Data From Your Photos Before Sharing Them

The GPS coordinates that are tagged to every picture taken with a smartphone (and many cameras) can be useful in all kinds of ways—finding shots from other people near your location or getting an overview of where your travels have taken you, for example. » 7/02/14 10:41am 7/02/14 10:41am

What's Your Biggest Online Fail?

A few weeks ago, we had a nice little chat where we described our proudest online accomplishments. It was fun! But now it's time we cut ourselves back down to size. Today, we'll be admitting our biggest online fails. » 4/12/14 7:00pm 4/12/14 7:00pm

The Cheapest and Easiest Ways to File Your Taxes Online

Tax Day is already fast approaching and whether you're eagerly anticipating a sizable refund or are dreading a hefty bill, there's nothing to gain by putting off your tax filing any longer. Here's a guide to filing your taxes online—including the best services for your buck. » 4/12/14 11:00am 4/12/14 11:00am

Google Helpouts Is Here to Help You With Basically Anything

Have you ever been working on something, a special project or something outside the realm of normal day-to-day work stuff, and you find yourself totally stuck? As in, you have absolutely no idea what to do next? Google wants to help. » 11/05/13 12:14am 11/05/13 12:14am

How to Book Travel Online for Less

With clear skies and rising temperatures around the country, the summer travel season is nearly upon us. And unless you've got money to burn or a first-born to offer, now's the time to book your travel plans. Here's how to get away without breaking the bank. » 4/27/13 12:30pm 4/27/13 12:30pm

The Best Wines on Amazon

So, you like drinking wine, but hate heading outside to get more of it? Good news: You can now buy wine from Amazon. It's a perfect mix of internet and alcohol. But is any of it any good? » 11/09/12 5:00pm 11/09/12 5:00pm

Get a Liberal Arts Education for Free on the Internet

Just getting a job in this economy is difficult enough. Getting one with a liberal arts degree is simply masochistic. Don't spend half a decade and thousands of dollars only to join the rest of the English majors busking in a subway. Instead, educate yourself with these valuable, respectable, and totally free online… » 10/20/12 11:00am 10/20/12 11:00am

Trekkie Dating Site Helps Geeks Boldly Go Where Non-Trekkies Go All the…

We all need love, and finding someone with common interests is pretty key to making that happen. Why risk ridicule from wearing a Worf mask in your profile picture? You want site where your geekiness isn't judged, but celebrated. » 10/19/12 11:02am 10/19/12 11:02am

This New Kisai Watch Reads Between the Lines

Tokyo Flash, the Japanese watchmaker with a flair for optical extravagance, has just released its newest user submitted design—the Kisai Online. » 7/11/12 10:30pm 7/11/12 10:30pm

There Is No Offline Anymore

Technology pervades our lives. But while many writers argue that such a phenomenon should see us rebel and take time away from our gadgets to experience some notional "real life", Nathan Jurgenson has other ideas. Instead, as he sees it, there is no offline any more. » 7/02/12 5:29am 7/02/12 5:29am

How Amazon Aims to Fill Your Wardrobe

Amazon has dabbled in selling clothes online for a while, with limited success. Now, it's pouring money into its fashion division—and it won't be happy until it's filled your wardrobe. » 5/08/12 6:20am 5/08/12 6:20am

Major Publishing Consortium Ready to Launch "Hulu for Magazines"

It's been two years since Next Issue Media was first announced but the subscription-swapping, all-you-can-read digital news-stand is set to launch tomorrow. » 4/03/12 11:00pm 4/03/12 11:00pm

Google Might Be Getting into the Tablet Business Later This Year

Normally an unmitigated disaster on the scale of the Nexus One would normally give a company pause, but not Google. The search giant is jumping back into competition with Apple and Amazon with potential plans to hock Android tablets on its website. » 3/29/12 6:36pm 3/29/12 6:36pm

Can Obama's New Consumer Privacy Bill Keep Your Data Safe?

Today, the Obama administration is to unveil a new Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, which it hopes to roll out in order to protect people's privacy online. The question is, can it work? » 2/23/12 4:00am 2/23/12 4:00am

Your Old AOL Disks Could Help You Find The Perfect Fit

The thrill of finding the perfect pair of jeans online usually lasts until just after they finally arrive, and you realize you chose the wrong size. But a Berlin-based startup called UPcload wants to make online shopping easier with a webcam, a CD, and your perfect fit. » 10/31/11 10:00am 10/31/11 10:00am

Google's Negotiating Its Way Into An Online MP3 Store

Google's not content with being just an online digital locker for your music, it wants you buy MP3s from it, too. A New York Times report suggests Google is looking to open an online MP3 store and is negotiating with the record labels to secure the necessary licensing agreements. » 10/13/11 10:42pm 10/13/11 10:42pm

Young People Don't Care About Racist Slurs Online

A new MTV-AP poll says that most teens and "twentysomethings" don't care if they read "nigger" online. As a twentysomething, I'm disappointed. As someone on the internet, I'm disappointed. As a human, I'm scared. We all should be. » 9/20/11 6:20pm 9/20/11 6:20pm

Amazon Considering a "Netflix for Books"

Would you pay a fee to access a library of written content? A Netflix for the book-reading world? Amazon is apparently banking you might, as it was reported tonight by the WSJ that the online retailer was considering that option. » 9/11/11 7:20pm 9/11/11 7:20pm