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Monologue peels the screen back for a look at the core of Apple

The narrator of Mike Daisey's one-man show has long had a worshipful relationship with Apple electronics.
Under the smooth exterior
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 22, 2012

In loving memory

Everyone deserves an iPad 2.
By KARL STEVENS  |  October 14, 2011

The Big Hurt: Tupac's sex tape, Too $hort for Yee, so-long Steve Jobs

A hell of a week.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 14, 2011
"Rapture?! I hardly know her!": 5 of history's greatest failed predictions

"Rapture?! I hardly know her!": 5 of history's greatest failed predictions

 So now all that bullshit Rapture hoopla is far behind us, it's time to revel in a little schadenfreude. While we laugh at those on...
By David Eisenberg  |  May 23, 2011

Bad behavior

The ghost of George W. Bush will haunt the this year's election season.
Corporate America's $200 million war chest, Apple's worm, Goldman's fine, BP's latest
By EDITORIAL  |  July 23, 2010

Secret desires

Everywhere I go, people keep asking me, “Who’s going to win the election?” Often, my answer depends on my mood (which ranges from bad to horrendous).
Who's going to win the election?
By AL DIAMON  |  June 04, 2010


Steve Jobs talks toast

Exploring the iKitchen
 Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  June 04, 2010

Apple loses its cool

Sheez, they’re getting awfully touchy out in Cupertino.
Once the underdog cult darling battling the evil empire, Apple is fighting an image problem — and critics, who say it’s betrayed the digital revolution
By WEN STEPHENSON  |  May 14, 2010

Is genius immortal?

No disrespect to the man who let there be electric light, but Ray Kurzweil is Thomas Alva Edison on steroids.
Tech god Ray Kurzweil is a modern-day Edison. Now he's battling to stay alive — forever
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 30, 2010

Holy Scrollers!

It hadn't been a pleasant millennium so far for books. But then, lo this past month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled his company's new iPad, and there was much rejoicing.
The future of e-publishing can be found in one of the world's oldest books.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 19, 2010
Amazon, Macmillan throw elbows over e-book prices

Amazon, Macmillan throw elbows over e-book prices

One of the Macmillan titles pulled from  Right on the heels of Steve Jobs promising to change the way geeks read forever and ever,...
By webteam  |  February 06, 2010

The iPad revealed: Is it #namefail or #netbookiller?

The iPad revealed: Is it #namefail or #netbookiller?

Engadget demos the iPadSteve Jobs finally unveiled his latest brainchild, the much-anticipated iPad, at an Apple event in San Francisco just this morning. The technophile...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  January 27, 2010

Tilting at Windows

Stallman — a legend in the programmer community for more than a quarter century — considers it his life's work to proselytize the free-software gospel, educating the lay people who'd otherwise assume that Microsoft or Apple are exclusively synonymous wit
Software 'Saint' Richard Stallman fights for computing freedom — and against corporate control
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 18, 2009

It's hip to be icosahedral

Be they beer geeks, comic-book geeks, or music geeks, nowadays people flout their geekdom proudly, even wearing it like a badge.
In a new book, Ethan Gilsdorf  tracks his global quest to visit the holiest nerd-world sites
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 02, 2009
Windows Fail

Windows Fail

By Charlie  |  September 08, 2009

Burrito, iPhone, Zombie, Pop Trash, Stark and WTF

  Info Burrito, Fletcher talks about his possible iPhone, Rob Zombie calls in, Pop Trash, Political Correspondent Steve Stark, and WTF Line Pt. 2 are...
By Charlie  |  August 26, 2009


Fabulous fakes

The e-mail from "Craig Cook" arrived on March 2. It directed me to a Facebook page pretending to be Greg Cook's, and a YouTube video. I was busy, so I watched only the beginning of the latter.
'Me' and the Miracle 5
By GREG COOK  |  April 10, 2009

Gen Jones rules

One of the major themes of Barack Obama's political philosophy has been that it's time for America to move beyond the Baby Boom Generation's petty partisanship.
But will they be practical problem solvers or scatterbrains on steroids?
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 18, 2009

Review: Appetite for Self-Destruction

Like any good murder mystery, Steve Knopper's Appetite for Self-Destruction keeps the tension high and the action swift as the search for a culprit drags on.
How the record industry killed itself
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 13, 2009

Steve Jobs is a genius...

Yes, I know this is a parody. Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard...
By Charlie  |  January 06, 2009

Fourth-estate follies!

Granted, other years have had flashier media embarrassments (Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass), but that doesn't mean that 2008 lacked for media misdeeds.
Remembering the year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 23, 2008


The Big Hurt: The week in digital mishaps

Say what you will about Kid Rock, but I will not allow you to deny that the man is a fucking artiste .  
Internets threaten Kid Rock, Steven Tyler, and sexy bits
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 15, 2008

The Faint

It’s as if I were at a party where they’re endlessly playing “Dead or Alive” while some guy next to me mumbles nonsense in my ear and some kid in the corner hits random keys on a Juno.
Fasciinatiion | Blank.wav
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 12, 2008

Yael Naim

I can’t understand half of what Yael Naim is singing on her homonymous sophomore release, and her inscrutability only adds to her charm.
By SHARON STEEL  |  April 08, 2008

Plunder, pillage, and profit

When Napster, invented by a Northeastern freshman, threw the music industry into chaos in 1999, Steve Jobs didn’t panic. He saw an opportunity.
A provocative new book suggests big business could learn from piracy and youth culture
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 16, 2008

It parade

There is a moment, at the end of a beauty pageant, when the previous year’s winner is forced to place the sparkling crown on a new champion’s head.
In 2008, novels turn to fairies, fashion goes faux green, and Star Trek  gets all 90210
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 26, 2007

To Infinity and Beyond! The Story of Pixar Animation Studios by Karen Paik

Chronicle | 320 pages | $75
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 03, 2007

Outer limits

Sooner or later, most of us come to need at least some support in the mental world as well as the physical.
The return of Apples in Stereo
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  September 12, 2007


Can you fault a Second City 35-year-old Gap-shilling rapper for wanting to make elevator hip-hop for Second City 35-year-old Gap-wearing yuppies?
Finding Forever | Geffen
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  August 14, 2007

iFun for phone nerds

Apple’s iPhone was unveiled last week to much chattering and drooling.
Dept. of new stuff
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 17, 2007