It's hurricane season, and that means freakish weather even thousands of miles from the eye of a storm. Trace back the ripple effects of hurricanes, and you'll find a lot more than just rainy days. Just a few degrees away from Katrina and Jimena are stories about humanity: displacement, re-invention, evolution, art, and even bureaucracy. Here is one trail of Web breadcrumbs that has billowed in with the storms.
This isn't your usual August. With enough political issues smoldering to fill a decade of American history, the vacation month has turned into a morass of issues that boggles the mind. Here are seven articles that went viral this week, attempting to answer one simple question: What the hell is going on in America?
Whether you think public-option health care is a panacea or a slippery slope, you can't deny that the issue has prompted plenty of dialogue (and, okay, invective.) Rather than keeping up on all the bloviating, here are six viral articles about the health care debate that will make you an impromptu expert.
It's been a nasty week for iPhone users. Apple has buckled to pressure from AT&T and denied Google's Voice application from the App Store: a nifty service that helps you consolidate phones and manage your voicemail online.
Let's face it: it's almost August, the official month of no productivity. Why not start off a week early? Here's seven bits of Internet fun stuff that topped the social news sites this week. Sit back and enjoy.
Weird things happen, yes—but when technology is the cause, everything seems more confusing. Didn't we build these things? Don't we know how they work? Here are seven quiddities topping the social news sites this week.
Yes, the King of Pop has gone to meet the Emperor of Pop, and taken much of his patented weirdness with him. Lest you forget that Earth is strange enough even without the scion of Neverland Ranch, here are a few of this week's viral stories to remind you that will make you question what you thought you knew for sure.
Put an end to blindness, bullshit, copyright laws and Time Warner's dark hegemony? Sure: the top tech stories of the week are all about the death of things that Web nerds hate—and that includes Bing, whether you like the idyllic backgrounds or not.
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed legislation giving the FDA authority to regulate the tobacco industry. Just 10 years ago, when Senator John McCain introduced a similar bill, it was scuttled in part by $100 million worth of lobbying on the behalf of tobacco giant Philip Morris. But PM has backed the new bill, which implements tough new restrictions on how cigarettes can be advertised. What gives?