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The editor's corner, where the day's headlines are discussed and dissected.

technology

'I read The Atlantic, and all I got was this lousy magazine'

The Atlantic seeks to investigate big ideas, but too often the head-slapping sensationalism overwhelms the discussion, according to one writer.

cities

A weight-sensing electric skateboard

The ZBoard -- a weight-sensing electric skateboard -- is unlike anything I've ever seen. Cool? Absolutely.

government

The Morning Briefing: Network security

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about network security.