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A Novel Defense of the Internet

Novel reading was once regarded as an idle occupation, just as Internet use is now.
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Mapping the Future with Pokémon Go

Is Pokémon Go is preparing us for a world without cartography?
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Self-Regulation in a Stressed-Out, Online World

Do our computers, gadgets and online activities necessarily cause stress—or is the internet a place where we can find ways to relieve our stress?

How To Live With Your Digital Doppelgängers

Digital Doppelgängers may share your name, but you can still claim your own digital identity.

Embracing Your Inner Cyborg

Cyborgs might be closer in the future than you think.

Why the Future of the Internet May Depend on the History of Abortion

Our columnist's take on the future of the Internet and the importance of grassroots networks.
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The Internet’s Baby Pictures, 25 Years After the Birth of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee set up HTML (hypertext markup language) and HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol) twenty-five years ago today.
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Happy Mother’s Day: Kids’ Screen Time is a Feminist Issue

Portable electronics like smartphones and tablets are indispensable tools for mothers and caregivers. Why do we shame them for allowing kids screen time?
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A Robot By Any Other Name

What happens when our AI is part of the family? Our tech blogger on how naming and talking to our devices changes our relationship to technology itself.
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Is Video Game Addiction a “Boy” Problem?

There are some girls who get really into video gaming, but it seems like it’s far more frequently an issue for little boys.