Last night, The Wall Street Journal reported that Yahoo is considering selling off its core internet business, which includes Flickr, Tumblr, and of course, Yahoo.com. It’s not surprising that the board is looking for an escape hatch: Yahoo is hurting, and the footfalls of this stumbling tech titan have been echoing…
Today a kid in college told me he was debating whether to major in CS or not. How would you settle that debate?
How is this floating pillow supporting the weight of this brick? Magic? Some sort of invisible string? Maybe it's an illusion to make it look like the pillow is floating and spinning but it really isn't? CGI!? Nope.
There's a train speeding down the tracks towards five innocent people who will never get away in time. You can save them by pulling a switch, but it'll kill another person on a different track. It's a thought experiment people have debated for ages, but it's about to become a real dilemma when we program robots to…
It's one of those impossibly stupid questions because it takes someone impossibly smart to give an answer to someone just as impossibly smart to understand but hey, if you're into massaging your brain a little bit tonight and have run out of all questions for the day, ask yourself this: just how big is the ocean? All…
Two things about today practically guaranteed a bad day for me: it was raining and my nails were long. Why are these two things a harbinger of annoyance? Because I hate the little everyday 'technology' that's involved in solving their problems. Boo hoo me, right?
It's really embarrassing how many sleepless nights I've had due to my brain synapsing and wondering whether the chicken or the egg came first. I flip, I flop, I twist, I turn—it's definitely a good brain exercise. But after watching ASAP Science definitively answer the question of which came first—the chicken or the…
Google's working on building a new kind of mobile search tool, one which pre-guesses what you're likely to be looking for and pings you a little update before you ask. Sort of like a clairvoyant butler arriving with a bacon sandwich when you need it most.
It's 2011 and none of us have to go to college, or even high school, or really pass beyond a 5th grade reading level, because Google is a terrific brain-crutch. But how well can you crutch along the knowledge trail?
You've had a few hours now to think it over, so let's hear it: did you pay for a New York Times digital subscription? Or are you going over, up, and around the paywall by any means necessary? Citizens of the internet, stand and be counted!
The 11.6-inch MacBook Air: One well-traveled, veteran author labels it the "perfect writer's machine." As a 13-inch owner myself, I'm inclined to agree, somewhat, with one pretty substantial caveat: Let's add "established" or something similar before "writer," shall we?
All the Gawker Media sites were compromised this weekend. This probably leaves you with a lot of questions on the status of your accounts. Here's the place to ask them. Both editors and tech are here at your disposal.
VYou is a service that just debuted today, and it's one that I think is quite interesting. It lets anyone make a profile and answer questions via short video clips. It's very Twitter, in a sense. Here's why.
The chairmen of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus sent that nice young man from Facebook a letter about Facebook's problems with user information getting leaked out to advertisers through third-party apps. Good for them! I hope it was strongly worded.
Don't take this as condescention. I'm cheering for Microsoft on this one. They need a good mobile device in their lineup. But if you're ready to buy a Windows Phone 7 device on day one...why?
I am. I have no doubt about it. I had to buy an overpriced bumper to stop the reception issues. That sucked. But now I'm happy.
Oh, Steve Jobs. What to make of you? On the one hand, you've created some of the most beloved technology of the modern era. On the other hand, you're a tyrant, a miser, and you rule over your empire with an iron fist and a cold heart. So which is it? Is the Steve a golden god who can do no wrong, or is he a devil in…
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