Lots of good stuff this week. Brian Barrett wrote a killer explainer on how CurrentC is robbing us of fair choice and the no good Apple Pay war no one signed up for and Eric Limer had a rather epic and seriously interesting feature on working as a Mechanical Turk. » 10/31/14 6:41pm 10/31/14 6:41pm

How to Make Sure Your Net Neutrality Comment Matters

If you're in favor of a neutral internet—one that's doled out equally to everyone, not preferentially to whomever pays the toll—you've got a few more hours to do something about it. At least, to do something about it the official way, by submitting a comment to the FCC urging the agency not to overturn net neutrality.… » 9/15/14 2:00pm 9/15/14 2:00pm

The Maker of Vuse E-Cigs Is Lobbying to Ban Vaping (Updated)

The biggest of the big tobacco companies, RJ Reynolds, which also owns the fast-growing e-cig brand Vuse, is trying real hard to convince lawmakers to ban vaping. That might sound ass-backwards, but it isn't. The firm is almost certainly hoping to stymie the competition by making sure its disposable "cigalikes" pass… » 9/11/14 11:09am 9/11/14 11:09am

Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

I'm sitting here trying to come up with the best hell-yes-it's-Friday song to celebrate the fact that hell yes it is, in fact, Friday. My very first thought was: Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend"; which made me think of that never-not-funny SNL skit with Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze at Chippendales tryouts. » 9/05/14 5:53pm 9/05/14 5:53pm

If Anyone Can Get Delivery Drones Legalized, It's Google

The commercial drone industry has a new best friend, and that friend is powerful and loaded. It's Google, which recently unveiled to The Atlantic its secret drone delivery program, Project Wing, meaning another tech titan now has skin in the commercial UAV game. One that might just have enough clout to make delivery… » 9/02/14 12:35pm 9/02/14 12:35pm