Robinson Meyer is an associate editor at
, where he covers technology.
The Rhythms of the World
Think of a song as a circle.
Oct 22 2014, 1:29 PM ET
The Upgrade Gap: Apple's New iOS Problem in One Chart
An exclusive graph shows just how much worse this year's installation cycle is going than last year's.
Oct 21 2014, 10:44 AM ET
The Comic Sans Typewriter
Oct 20 2014, 12:42 PM ET
A World of Beloved Books (According to Facebook)
In all six nations the company examined, a boy wizard leads the way.
Oct 15 2014, 2:05 PM ET
U.S. Observes 'World Standards Day' on Non-Standard Day
Not everybody celebrates consistency consistently.
Oct 14 2014, 1:41 PM ET
Microsoft's CEO and the Worst Career Advice Imaginable
Trust the system, said person for whom the system worked.
Oct 10 2014, 10:12 AM ET
The Cigarette That Charges for Every Puff
A recent patent from Phillip Morris imagines a web-connected e-cig. It could help users quit—but it could also open their pipe up to tracking and hacking.
Oct 10 2014, 7:30 AM ET
How Whooshes and Beeps Can Make Babies Better Listeners
A new study says that certain sounds can prime infant brains for language learning. The doctor behind the experiment thinks the technique could greatly reduce auditory and reading disorders.
Oct 9 2014, 7:15 AM ET
Cars Just Had Their Most Fuel-Efficient Year Ever
Consumers have a lot more choices for cars that get more than 40 miles per gallon, compared with just five years ago.
Oct 9 2014, 7:00 AM ET
What It Felt Like to Test the First Submarine Nuclear Reactor
Sixty years after the birth of the “nuclear navy,” looking back at a first-person account
Oct 8 2014, 7:15 AM ET
What Firechat's Success in Hong Kong Means for a Global Internet
The app now connecting political protesters could soon connect people in the developing world.
Oct 6 2014, 1:28 PM ET
Social Media, the New Press Release
The New York Times
's new live news feed, tweets and updates from official sources trump those from ordinary people.
Oct 1 2014, 12:47 PM ET
When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone
When a thing connects to the Internet, three things happen: it becomes smart, it becomes hackable, and it's no longer something you own.
Sep 28 2014, 7:30 AM ET
Facebook's Mood Manipulation Experiment Might Have Been Illegal
Two University of Maryland law professors allege that the social network's experiments—and OkCupid’s—count as "research," and thus violate state statute.
Sep 24 2014, 2:58 PM ET
Has Apple Abandoned Egalitarianism?
The company has always marketed to the middle class. Does its new gold watch represent a foray into the luxury sector?
Sep 22 2014, 1:22 PM ET
TMZ's Famous Ray Rice Video Was Edited—Was It Ethical to Publish It?
The New York Times
thinks about manipulating 'found video'
Sep 18 2014, 2:43 PM ET
That 'Free U2 Album With Purchase of Cassette Player' Ad? It's Bogus
Sometimes history repeats itself—like when a vintage ad that pops up online seems too good to be true.
Sep 17 2014, 6:52 PM ET
The One-Paragraph iPhone 6 Review
A time-saving summary of today's many, many, many evaluations of the new gadgets
Sep 17 2014, 2:20 PM ET
Do People Remember News Better If They Read It in Print?
A recent study says yes, but other research is less certain.
Sep 16 2014, 12:57 PM ET
Pics or It Didn't Happen: The New Crisis of Connected Cameras
From celebrity nudes to Ray Rice’s domestic abuse to the ISIS bombings, an unresolved debate looms behind some of our biggest ongoing news stories.
Sep 12 2014, 10:18 AM ET
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