| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:38 PM
There may be no company on Earth more experienced at saying "we're sorry, but not really" than Facebook.
The latest example concerns the company's now-infamous 2012 psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 unwitting users, which broke into public...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:02 PM
I use Facebook. It depresses me sometimes. Does this mean I’ve been manipulated as part of the recent Great Facebook User Social Experiment, and if so, can I sue someone? Because a couple of my Facebook “friends” are lawyers, and at...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Facebook just doesn't get it.
The company doesn't get why people are pitching such a fit over the user-manipulation study it conducted in 2012, the details of which broke this weekend. It doesn't get what this says about how it treats its users, and...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao already has a bevy of prestigious awards for his work in such fields as number theory and harmonic analysis. Now he is adding one more lucrative prize.
Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
After "Page One: Inside the New York Times," filmmaker Andrew Rossi continues his roving inquiry into the crises and changes that have rocked America's most respected institutions in "Ivory Tower." Moving from the hallowed halls of the Ivy League to the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
First: How could anyone make a documentary in which the narrator constantly mispronounces the subject’s name?! In “The Internet’s Own Boy,” a well-organized doc about late Reddit co-creator and suburban...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Pop culture right now likes to portray techie innovators as entrepreneurs. Think Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" or the amiable malcontents of the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley." All their efforts — all that substantial brain power...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Facebook Camera, Poke and Square Wallet have been removed from app stores, bringing an end to three apps from notable tech companies that were never able to catch on.
The social network giant pulled Camera and Poke from the Apple App Store on Friday....
| May 16, 2014
| 8:17 AM
A national rowing group with ties to the Winklevoss family is looking to invest about $2 million in St. Charles to establish a professional rowing club in the Fox Valley and increase the number of young people involved in the sport.
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
I haven't seen "Neighbors" yet, but it got a lukewarm review from my daughter and her boyfriend, which surprised me. Anyway, it gave me an excuse to offer my list of the 10 Best Movies About College. I don't claim......
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:32 PM
The most important battle in politics today is the one within the Republican Party, and the tea party movement didn't start it. The GOP's civil war began in 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt made progressivism the governing philosophy of the Republican...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:33 PM
As a professional critic with a byline and, when I last checked, a salary, I'm all for shows that take down peer-reviewing sites. I have a vested interest therein.
Mention crowdsourcing to me and, after breaking out in hives, I'll respond that you don't...