October 21, 2012 For years, television has been not just a device, but a style of programming. That's all changing now, as viewers make new demands about how we watch TV — and even what we consider to be "TV." A special series looks at where TV is heading, and how it's going to get there.
October 20, 2012 Twitter agreed to remove a flood of racist and anti-Semitic tweets on its service in France, following threats of a lawsuit by a Jewish student group. The move is part of a larger balancing act to comply with local hate-speech laws while avoiding over-policing its content.
October 20, 2012 Amazon is expanding its top 100 lists to rank writers, not just books. The new list features a funky mix of authors, from big names to children's classics to Ayn Rand. Essayist Amanda Katz wonders whether the list is silly, useful, a play for world domination, or possibly all three?
October 18, 2012 In her book Alone Together, psychologist Sherry Turkle explains how digital devices are affecting our communication and relationships. "What is so seductive about texting, about keeping that phone on, about that little red light on the BlackBerry, is you want to know who wants you," Turkle says.
October 16, 2012 Whether food giant Monsanto's practice of patenting crop seeds is legal when farmers have little opportunity to find alternatives may finally get a review from the Supreme Court this year. It has agreed to hear a case in which a farmer planting Monsanto seeds without paying.
October 13, 2012 Five years ago, Peru spent $200 million on 800,000 low-cost laptops that it distributed to children throughout the nation. It was part of an effort reaching around the globe to help pull people out of poverty through computer use. The results in Peru have been less than resounding.
October 12, 2012 The U.S.-China economic relationship is under pressure again with allegations from the House Intelligence Committee that two top Chinese telecom firms are security threats. China responded by saying the report could damage relations with the U.S.
October 12, 2012 The defense secretary delivered a speech he said was a "clarion call" for Americans to take cyber threats seriously.