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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
| June 22, 2012
In loving memory
Everyone deserves an iPad 2.
| 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
| October 14, 2011
"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...
| May 23, 2011
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
| July 23, 2010
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?
| June 04, 2010
Steve Jobs talks toast
Exploring the iKitchen
Big Fat Whale
| 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
| 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
| April 30, 2010
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.
| February 19, 2010
Amazon, Macmillan throw elbows over e-book prices
One of the Macmillan titles pulled from Amazon.com Right on the heels of Steve Jobs promising to change the way geeks read forever and ever,...
| February 06, 2010
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...
| 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
| 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
| October 02, 2009
| 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...
| August 26, 2009
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
| 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?
| 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
| January 13, 2009
Steve Jobs is a genius...
Yes, I know this is a parody. Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard...
| January 06, 2009
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
| 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
| October 15, 2008
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
| August 12, 2008
I can’t understand half of what Yael Naim is singing on her homonymous sophomore release, and her inscrutability only adds to her charm.
| 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
| January 16, 2008
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
| December 26, 2007
To Infinity and Beyond! The Story of Pixar Animation Studios by Karen Paik
Chronicle | 320 pages | $75
| December 03, 2007
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
| 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
| August 14, 2007
iFun for phone nerds
Apple’s iPhone was unveiled last week to much chattering and drooling.
Dept. of new stuff
| January 17, 2007
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