Less work and more play, in defense of the gamers, banishing parade squatters, idiocy in the news, and teaching cancer to cry. Read more →
Scott Simon, host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR, is a master essayist and storyteller. He’s telling a compelling story now on Twitter: the imminent death of his mother.
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Evidence suggests that for many young parents, smartphones and iPads are the new babysitters. Read more →
There might be more to a second than a second. In the course of a day, on which our standard of time is based, the planet wobbles a bit. So some days are longer or shorter than others. The atomic clock keeps a more accurate record of the time, but that may soon be obsolete, Read more →
It had to come to this. People are now paying to go places where they’re forced to unplug/disconnect from the wired world, NPR reports. And, they’re calling it “a movement.” All Tech Considered says people pay, by one example, $350 to be forced to unplug… But for many of the participants, the most exciting activity Read more →
Was the storm a ‘federal disaster,’ that thing that good people do, the Hotshots on climate change, how to be your own big brother, and North Dakota’s crime boom. Read more →
Improv Everywhere posed as city workers providing a solution to the “texting and walking” epidemic.
It’s possible that the way you use software on your computer underwent a sea change in the last 24 hours.
America never seems so great as it does when it stops to watch a Pong game being played on the side of a building.
Sometimes, it seems, the only existence some people have is their digital existence.
Twitter can do some wonderful things, but let’s all try to work a little harder to try to keep it from starting a nuclear war, OK?
America is totally outnumbered in a cyberwar with China.
It was pretty clear by yesterday’s video that Pope Benedict XVI doesn’t quite have the technical details of Twitter completely clear yet.
The pontiff has a way to go to catch up to Lady Gaga.
Psst, drivers: It might be a good idea to stop being such jerks to people on bikes.