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Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 02/19/2014

What Google’s Do’s and Don’ts for Glass Explorers are really saying

A quick dose of reality.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:53 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, google glass, technology

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/31/2013

For Halloween, the 10 most terrifying one-sentence modern horror stories you will read today

Boo!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  halloween, technology

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 09/13/2013

13 updated superstitions for Friday the 13th

Forget that horseshoe. Time to bring these into the 21st century!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:25 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  luck, superstitions, technology

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 09/10/2013

New iPhones are fairly cool, but what’s next?

The trajectory looks grim, though.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:05 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, iphone, magic, technology

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Ashley Judd, the 47 percent and the death of context

Just wait until Google Glass and other similar technologies come along.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:08 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ashley judd, google glass, mitch mcconnell, technology

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 10/13/2011

How Steve Jobs became a saint — the new monoculture

The Steve Jobs rule

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:50 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Steve Jobs, technology, religion

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Dear BlackBerry, about that outage . . .

This is embarrassing for everyone.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:45 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology, oy, blackberry

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Dear Amazon: About that new Kindle Fire tablet

Your monthly Cassandra installment

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:59 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology, books, kids these days

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Google acquires Motorola Mobility in a totally non-evil, self-defense move

These aren’t the Droids we’re looking for.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:48 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Apple, technology

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Of course RIM is downsizing. The BlackBerry is over.

Can’t play Angry Birds? Forget it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:15 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology, smartphones, blackberry, dodo

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Scripps National Spelling Bee is a wast of tym

Try juggling! It’s equally useful!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:51 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Spelling, kids these days, technology, spelling bee

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Google Music, Microsoft Skype-Net and futuristic disappointments

And other futuristic disappointments.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Microsoft, technology, kids these days

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Thanks, Epsilon! An open letter to whoever has my data

One man’s e-mail breach is another’s new friend

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology, oy

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Gov. Rick Perry blocks journalists on Twitter -- really?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is blocking journalists on Twitter. But not all journalists? Does Gov. Perry not grasp that anyone can still read his account? @GovernorPerry is not locked! It's visible to everyone! So this seems like a particularly inane...

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Only on the Internet, Petri | Tags:  America, oops, technology, twitter

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 01/04/2011

Why the Craigslist Killer matters

Last night, a bewildering number of people tweeted about and tuned in to Lifetime's Craigslist Killer movie, which tells the story of murderous med school student Philip Markoff and Megan McAllister, his unsuspecting fiancee. Why was this story so gripping?...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:55 AM ET, 01/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet | Tags:  online comments, scary, technology