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Facebook Expands Gender Options
The social network has inched away from the gender binary
Last Call for Bad Calls
Computers are just about ready to take over the judging and scoring for all sporting events
Two Numbers: Googling Twitter
For all the hype surrounding its IPO last fall, the social media service had a dismal end to 2013
NASA suggests praying is still our best hope for keeping giant meteorites from crashing into Earth but others are working on a planetary defense
More Than 5,000 Websites Push Back Against the NSA
With memes and quotes from Benjamin Franklin, the web tries activism to curtail surveillance
Flappy Bird Creator Says His Game Was Too Addictive
“My life has not been as comfortable as it was before,” Dong Nguyen said. “I couldn’t sleep.”
'A Pill for Every Ill'
Deep ties between the authors of a widely used manual on mental disorders and the pharmaceutical industry come under fire
Is Flappy Bird Cooking its iTunes Rank?
The iTunes game is suddenly flush with success, and similar sounding reviews
Tech Companies Offer a Peek at NSA Data Requests
Between 15,000 to 15,999 Microsoft accounts were the subject of FISA court orders in the first half of 2013
Gadget Lust: Pass the Vibrating Fork, Please
This utensil taught me slow down, chew and learn to love my food
A Change in the Legal Climate
As a nasty libel suit moves closer to trial, it’s suddenly getting very hot for some prominent global-warming skeptics
Rev Up Your REM
You can be more productive by teaching yourself to have lucid dreams – unless that sounds like a nightmare to you
Tell Me More About Me, Please
People don’t want to share personal information, but they are learning to mine it themselves
Today in Tabs: Because I could not stop for Tabs, they kindly stopped for me
The controversy over a story about a "magic" putter and the suicide of its creator and happy Martin Luther King Jr. day.
Today in Tabs: The Tab Less Opened
How the intelligence community feels about Snowden, or at least how one guy does and Lena Dunham untouched.
Two Numbers: America’s Energy Jolt
In just eight years, the U.S. has halved its dependence on energy imports
Today in Tabs: Ourotaboros
A story that was bigger than Today in Tabs: The origin of Today in Tabs.
Parting Is Such Tweet Sorrow
What happens when Twitter streams are eulogy and Facebook profiles are memorial sites.
Today in Tabs: The Power of the Idea
About that Medicare penis pump story, why Google is now evil, and the latest in NSA spying.
The End of Dumb Money
Bitcoin may not be the currency of the future, but sooner or later something like it will emerge.
The End of Dumb Money
Bitcoin may not be the currency of the future, but sooner or later something like it will emerge
The New New Newsweek.com
Didn't they just do a redesign?
Today in Tabs: Tabs Rule Everything Around Me
Kerry's potato gifts, Google makes another creepy acquisition, and the Lerers run everything. It's Today in Tabs.
Ruling Imperils 'Net Neutrality'
The FCC can't force Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, a court rules.
Softening the Blow of Bad Memories
Wiping out bad memories isn’t an option, yet.
Robbery on the Silk Road
Users may have been fleeced and vendors arrested, but the online illegal drug bazaar is hard to kill
The End of Mass Production
Airbnb is leading a DIY Internet revolution that could upend chains everywhere.
Gadget Lust: Your Brisket Needs a Bath!
Once the province of restaurants and hospitals, the immersible heater and water circulator is now the must-have for the hip home chef.
NSA Developing Computer To Crack Privacy Codes: Report
The NSA is working on a "quantum computer" as part of its $79.7 million research program, "Penetrating Hard Targets."
Will the Snapchat Hack Vanish from Investors' Minds?
After the white-hot social media darling suffers an embarrassing security lapse, its business model is called into question.