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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:01:14 +0000Finally, you can buy the Star Wars films in digital format — digital streaming, that is. Technically, we’ve had Star Wars in digital format via DVD and Blu-ray for ages. But if you wanted to stream Star Wars digitally from the cloud, you couldn’t until today. There seems to be no lack of providers offering […]
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 00:51:28 +0000Growing up as a Cold War kid in the 1970s, I was fascinated by Berlin. I’d read of the airlift, the city being divided then the construction of the Berlin Wall. I always wanted to visit the city. Little did I realize in the year that I did, the wall would actually come down. In […]
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:15:55 +0000When I was a kid, I used to spend hours playing in a little dirt patch in our backyard. I’d build cities with roads for my toy cars, rivers for boats, you name it. My kids do the same thing today. They just do it digitally, through Minecraft. My children have been Minecraft fanatics since […]
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 01:04:45 +0000Quick — how much does it cost to subscribe to the New York Times? The answer is that to figure out what’s the best option for you likely involves firing up a spreadsheet, given the lack of transparency in how the New York Times prices things. The New York Times is hardly the only publisher […]
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:23:03 +0000About three years ago, a friend of mine was frustrated that when trying to deal with a problem at the Apple Store, she felt like she was being treated like an idiot. My response was that she needed to better demonstrate she had some technical proficiency so as not to be put back to square […]
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:44:10 +0000Hey Southwest Airlines, can we talk about your wifi? Back when I was A-List Premier, I got it for free, so I had little reason to complain. I just missed making that status this year, so I’m paying $8 a go and, well, now I’m more demanding. Some thoughts: Remember My Info I don’t want […]
Sat, 18 May 2013 19:20:27 +0000Google Glass comes into the restroom — and for men’s rooms, will that lead to more privacy? Just an alert that’s the topic of my column today at CNET, which you’ll find here: Google Glass and the men’s room urinals.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:14:03 +0000After seeing BuzzFeed’s “26 Reasons Kids Should Not Be Allowed On Facebook” post, I couldn’t help myself. It was yet another one of those stories that pulls a bait-and-switch, cleverly I’ll admit, and made me feel dumb for getting sucked into such stupid stuff, along with feeling despair that is this really where journalism is heading, […]
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:16:53 +0000I love infographics. I used to do infographics. So here’s an infographic I made as a little reminder to those who do infographics that taller is not better. Enough said. Apologies to Apple, where I borrowed the MacBook Pro image. MacBook Pros are great, by the way.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:44:06 +0000When I was a senior in high school, I was fortunate enough to attend a leadership camp that taught me that we all have prejudices, but those prejudices don’t make us racists. There’s a huge gap between those two things that I fear gets terribly lost when discussions of race come up. The Tech Is […]