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In a rare out of company hire, Tim Cook has appointed John Browett, current chief executive of British electronics retailer Dixons, to head up Apple's retail arm.
With Lana Del Rey's album Born to Die debuting today, we've finally entered the backlash-to-the-backlash phase of the singer's Internet fame trajectory.
The technophobic author has now taken to hating on a technology that enables his career, e-readers.
Expensive sports channels are pushing cable bills to levels that make Internet-only subscriptions seem ever-more appealing.
Discovered: An even better invisibility cloak, the crime genes, working hard is depressing, the speed limit of particles, and heart attack deaths halved over the last 10 years.
Even after reporting an increase in high-speed data customers alongside a decrease in video subscribers, Time Warner still doesn't think that the Internet is replacing the traditional pay TV model.
We have become so obsessed with our iGadgets that not only do we accept the unsafe working conditions that it takes to produce our iPads and the like, but we've also put our own health at risk.
Discovered: Best photo of the Earth, ever, what technology is doing to young girls, the super-flu isn't so super after-all, party hosts party hardest, eating marine mammals is a thing.
Google doesn't do a very good job identifying us based on our Internet habits, according to our very small and not-too-scientific, 12-person study of The Atlantic Wire staff.
While Europe moves ahead with its right to be forgotten, as seasoned Internet stalkers, we've gone through and ranked the best and easiest places anyone can find your personal data on the Internet.
There's a real live person behind the fictional Honey Badger viral star and turns out he has a life off of the Internet, too. Just barely.
Six months after the Google+ debut, Google's trying to lure users into engaging it by playing to our egos with its new social search features.
Discovered: women can't handle pain, solving climate change with airplanes, a new gene to help Japanese rice farmers, Facebook friends are unreliable.
To prove a point, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter employees have joined forces to create a hack that gets around Google's preferential social search, providing the real, most relevant social-network related results.
Research in Motion's new CEO Thorsten Heins doesn't look like the kind of guy who would help the BlackBerry maker lift itself out of years long decline after smarter, cooler phones moved into the market.
Discovered: The 11th warmest year on record, comet death on camera, banning fast food ads works, red wine's back, ad where you vote matters.
The blogging service that once catered to emo-teenagers is poising itself for a comeback, LiveJournal general manager Anjelika Petrochenko told FastCompany's Neil Ungerleader, but it turns out the site has done pretty well since many of us deactivated our profiles.
Though Foxconn is spinning CEO Terry Gou's comparison of his workforce to zoo creatures as a cultural mis-communication, it doesn't change the fact that the company actually treats its workers like animals.
Google's making its Google+ user engagement sound like a bonanza success story, but is it really as great as the company suggests?
Apple has filed a patent for its iPhone bot, securing its ownership of the popular feature while revealing the company's lofty plans for Siri's future.
News Corp. mogul Rupert Murdoch's reaction to a Google TV presentations is the best explanation yet of why we won't be seeing truly integrated Internet TV any time soon.
We know Apple operates in a shroud of secrecy, partially to keep its fanboys hungry, but the latest inside look at the company from Fortune's Adam Lashinsky describes a intense culture more akin to an organization protecting life-or-death secrets.
With the U.S. government trying to pass what Google's Sergey Brin has called "China-like censorship," China has found a new way to tamp down free expression on the Internet: make people use their real names.
It's no surprise that mall staple clothing chain Anthropologie recruits college kids for menial tasks like hanging signs and shelving items, but now instead of paying minimum wage, they offer college credit for their Visual Display Internship.
Google still doesn't think it did anything wrong, even as the Federal Trade Commission folds its new search features that promote Google+ into its anti-trust investigations of the company.
Discovered: A molecule that could cool our warming Earth, what's killing all the bees, fat tastes good, a cancer-processed food link.
Pushing Moore's law to its limit, researchers at I.B.M have figured out a way to store one bit of data on 12 atoms, something it takes a computer 1 million atoms to do.
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