Each week, Salon Technology's writers discuss the latest news in high tech. This week Katharine Mieszkowski reports on "Ginger," the code name for a secret invention that had a lot of people fooled.
Technology reporters from Salon appear weekly on "Beyond Computers," a Public Radio International show that airs on more than 200 stations around the country. The show explores the pervasive influence of technology on humanity -- from family, beauty and art to law, politics and the environment. On the show, our writers give their opinionated takes on the biggest technology stories of the week.