Steven Levy

Levy: Campaigns Get Personal

Microtargeters know all about you, and try to push your personal hot button so you'll cast your vote for their candidate.

Levy: Take the Millions Now

Auctomatic is a parable of the Net's start-up culture. You can still make a fortune before you're barely old enough to shave.

Life After Chess

Former champ Garry Kasparov still sees the world in terms of pawns and kings—and thinks you should, too.

Levy: The Rosy View From CES

If we can't get today's tech stuff working smoothly, what does that portend for tomorrow's ambitious plans?

Bill Gates Kicks Off CES

Microsoft's founder offers up a celeb-studded video but few tech surprises at his last CES.

And Now … The Eyephone

Good news for those who think we don't stare enough at screens—soon there will be a way to keep up with e-mail, news feeds and TiVoed movies every waking minute.

The Peachfuzz Billionaires

The myth of the peachfuzz billionaire has emerged. This new Horatio Alger typically launches his first start-up in middle school, and somewhere between the campus computer-science lab and a move to Palo Alto hacks up a Web site where users provide fun or useful content.

A Hungry Crowd Smells iPhone, and Pounces

Technology writers are seldom subject to frenzied, Beatlemania-esque paroxysms of public attention. June 29, 2007, was the exception. I was in the wrong place—Apple's Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan—with the right device.

A New Way to Vote?

A mathematical—but controversial—idea for fixing the flaws in voting.