Opinion

Good luck silencing science

Technology and the internet have empowered science just as they have business and communication. As with the others, tech has helped make scientific endeavors global in scope, robust against interfere

Adding encryption to cameras won’t solve photojournalists’ problems

When the Freedom of the Press Foundation published an open letter to Canon, encouraging the company to implement encryption features into its cameras, it missed the point. Yes, encryption per se is a

Google added fact checking: Facebook, it’s your move now

Google yesterday announced it will introduce a fact check tag on Google News in order to display articles that contain factual information next to trending news items. Now it’s time for Facebo

The dream of the Courier lives on, but it’s still a dream

Oh yes, young feller, that there Yoga Book sure is something. But why don't you just set a while an' listen to the stories of an old blogger. 'Twas back in the old days — before the millennials took

Buying @Haje: How I got my given name as my Twitter handle for $250

You'll never guess how I got my given name as my Twitter handle. It involved a six-month campaign that included some light Internet stalking, badgering staff at Twitter, $250 and a visit to the patent

App Release Notes Are Getting Stupid

"Bug fixes." "Jam packed full of Super Amazing Things." "Every 3 weeks, we polish up the Pinterest app to make it faster and better than ever." "To make our app better for you, we bring updat

Every Fitness App And Wearable Should Have A Mood Tracker

Along with its many other benefits, regular workouts contribute to better mood and energy levels. As a result, I am constantly surprised to see how many fitness tracking apps and wearable devices lack

Opinion-Sharing Platform Knotch Launches A New Website And Updated App

Since downloading it six months ago, Knotch, which lets people share their opinions on a wide range of topics using an 11-color "feeling thermometer," has become one of my favorite apps because of its

Was Promised Flying Cars, But Would Settle For Something Practical

After your <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/07/25/prim-laundry/">laundry</a> has been <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/06/04/delivery-com-acquires-brinkmat/">pressed</a> and <a href=

Keen On… Injustice: What The Aaron Swartz Case Says About The American Criminal Justice System

The <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/01/12/aaron-swartz/">Aaron Swartz</a> tragedy has unleashed an intense debate about computer "crime" and the US criminal justice system. Heavyweights like

Keen On… WCIT: Is This The End Of The Internet? [TCTV]

Today, the dark day Syria shut down its Internet, web freedom should be at the very forefront of all of our minds. Web freedom was also center stage earlier this week when Stanford Law School hosted

Simplify, simplify: How Microsoft can release just one version of Windows 7

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/vistas.jpg" /> With everyone's fears about <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/02/03/windows-7-to-come-in-many-delicious-flavors/">mu

Which ultraportable should I buy?

I’ve been contemplating for some time on whether or not I want to purchase a smaller laptop to travel with or tote around the city. My 15-inch MBP is a great workstation, but it’s heavy an

One Editor's Opinion: Your iPhone "App" Sucks

This morning, we happened to find a particular “web application” that was already being touted as an “iPhone application”. It’s called OneTrip and guess what? It’s

Dude Knows Better Than Apple, Offers Way To Perfect The iPod

All credit to Wired‘s Leander Kahney, for he and he alone knows how to fix the iPod. You know, the iPod that rejuvenated Apple, helping transform it from Apple Computer to Apple, Inc. It seems K

When will Politics 2.0 happen?

Given that one of the questions posed by Loic Le Meur at Le Web3 was how will the web change the political system, I thought this link from Stuart Bruce’s was apt. Simon Dickson who writes the b

Threshers voucher goes down storm online

Heather Hopkins over at Hitwise has a great analysis of the recent Stormhoek online voucher promotion with Thresher Wine. Hugh McLeod also has some great posts on why the voucher virus took hold and s

Wesabe – clues for Money 2.0?

OK, OK, no more 2.0 ‘clichesuffixes’ :) I’ve been eagerly awaiting the launch of Wesabe (not to be confused with the nuclear horseradish) for several weeks. Firstly, it’s an

Neo-Network Computing & The Service-Oriented Client

Google’s Eric Schmidt made the perfect analogy for webware and web-based applications yesterday at O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 conference: “Fundamentally, it’s better to keep your