The best tech reporting of 2016


It’s been a hard year. Here’s some good reading.

2016 was pretty bad. We lost a number of great artists and writers; we dragged ourselves through an endless presidential election; there were terrorist attacks in the U.S. and across the world; numerous police shootings; and then there was Zika and Brexit.

But there was some good. The Olympics turned out pretty great (outside of that whole fake police report embarrassment), there’s this epic rock-paper-scissors battle video that should be mandatory viewing for anyone depressed, Beyoncé made the world “Lemonade,” and India planted 50 million trees in one day.

Another real winner of 2016 was tech journalism, which really shone across the industry. So as we head into the end of the year, we asked you to submit some of the best reads from 2016. We also sprinkled in recommendations from our own reporters and editors.

We hope you enjoy.

  • The Wall Street Journal’s ongoing Theranos coverage, by John Carreyrou

Theranos Retreats From Blood Tests

Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—and His Family

90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The New York Times, by Mike Isaac and Nick Wingfield


The Verge
  • The Financial Times’ coverage of Apple

Apple builds secret team to kick-start virtual reality effort

Apple hiring automotive experts to work in secret research lab

Apple in talks on McLaren supercars takeover


The Verge, by Casey Newton

Vulture, by Josef Adalian and Maria Elena Fernandez

Russian President Putin Attends Russian-Japanese Business Dialogue In Tokyo
Photo by Ma Ping – Pool/Getty Images

The New York Times: Eric Lipton, David E. Sanger and Scott Shane

ProPublica, by Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner

3D Robotics Iris+
3D Robotics Iris+

Forbes, by Ryan Mac


Michael Kovac / Getty Images

Recode, by Kurt Wagner

Motherboard, by Sarah Jeong


Andrew Spear/ The Washington Post / Getty

Nature, by Kate Crawford and Ryan Calo

Annual Allen And Co. Investors Meeting Draws CEO's And Business Leaders To Sun Valley, Idaho
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The New Yorker, by Tad Friend

Wired, by Cade Metz

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