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Lance Ulanoff

New York, NY
Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large — Mashable

Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large of Mashable, tech expert, social media commentator, amateur cartoonist and robotics fan.

Why this date in World Wide Web History might not matter — Let's get real about #InternautDay. Today is being celebrated as the 25th anniversary of public access to the World Wide Web, (aka Happy #InternautDay), but in the history of the internet and Web access, this is a fairly inauspicious date. In fact, my recollection of Aug.

It's crunch time for Apple and the iPhone 7 — People have been talking trash about Apple. They claim its best days are over. Its revenue engine, the iPhone, is slowing down and the company has no new ideas. The next big iPhone, the iPhone 7, which most people believe will arrive sometime in the next 60 days, will be a snooze fest of innovation.

Rumors of Pokémon Go’s death are greatly exaggerated — Walking along Jones Beach Boardwalk one sultry August night last week, I paused frequently to line up Pokémon and catch them as my niece, her boyfriend and my two college-age kids walking alongside me did the same (only my wife abstained).

Sorry, driverless cars are not in your near future — It's time for some real talk about self-driving cars: they're not coming around any time soon. You won't find a bigger fan of the technology than me. I love robots, autonomy and artificial intelligence. I can still remember visiting Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and standing a few feet away from the car that nearly won the DARPA Grand Challenge in 2004.

Smithsonian sets 3 days of 'Star Trek' 50 year celebration awesomeness — If you're looking for a place to teleport and celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, the Smithsonian has you covered. A half century ago, on Sept. 8, 1966, the very first episode (but second pilot) of TOS (the original series) aired on NBC with principal characters Captain James T.

Inside Home: Apple’s plan to finally give you a smarter house — It's worth wondering if we'd be further along in our quest for the ultimate smart home if we had never called it a Smart Home. The idea that an entire dwelling could achieve something approaching sentience in one-fell swoop was always ludicrous. While our homes represent a singular idea, they're comprised of a million competing ones.

Zuckerberg Wishes Facebook Could Have Built VR Without Oculus — Build or buy? It's the age-old business question, but when the buy added up to billions of dollars, it was, perhaps, the question for Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. The social network founder and CEO revealed this week that Facebook would probably have preferred to build its own virtual reality solution than spend $2 billion in 2014 on virtual reality startup Oculus VR.

WowWee CHiP is a hyper, engaging robot pet — In the 16 years since Sony introduced AIBO, the first robotic pet, consumer robotics has not exactly flowered. AIBO was a smooth-moving, shockingly intelligent and incredibly expensive product. Ultimately, it couldn't survive even as long as the average dog. However, its influence continues even to this day and can be seen in WowWee's charming and mostly effective CHiP robot dog.

The rise and fall and rise of the GIF — GIFs are the Esperanto of our Internet culture, a semi-nonsensical, visual language that acts as a stand-in for everything from random thoughts and reactions to intricate art and instructions. They're a fungible meme engine - a medium that is as celebrated today as it was pilloried a decade ago.

This iPhone 7 mock up looks like the real thing — We've reached a whole new stage of Apple iPhone 7 rumor management. For months we've watched as iPhone 7 rumors big and small have made their way from Apple's leaky cauldron(?) China(?), Foxconn(?) to the salivating public. They cover everything from size, shape, number of cameras and ports to memory and potential new colors.
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Aug 29, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg: "If I thought that [Facebook] ruined communication. I'd just change our product."

Aug 29, 2016

New book idea: "You're Doing it Wrong: My struggle to get everyone to do things my way."

Aug 28, 2016

Quickly realizing that there was no way the Britney Spears performance could live up to the hype. #VMAs

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