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Tidal vs. Spotify: My four weeks with Jay Z's streaming service

I gave Tidal a spin to see if its musician-centric business model could replace my Spotify subscription.

By May 6, 2015


VexBox throttles teens' Internet speeds. Evil, brilliant or both?

A Kickstarter project designed to encourage teens to do their chores works by slowing their Internet connection down to a painful crawl.

By January 28, 2015


Help curate The Big Internet Museum

New crowdsourced online museum pays tribute to the pioneers who made the Internet what it is today. Remember Usenet and Numa Numa Guy?

By December 17, 2012


Comics: then and now, and the tech in between

From the writer's desk to your anxiously waiting hands, technology is changing the world of comic books. Join us as we talk to a writer, an artist, a publisher and a retailer about the difference that gadgetry has made to the industry.

By June 13, 2012


Apple USB modem not working in Lion, but others will

Plugging Apple's USB modem into a Mac running Lion may result in an error, but other USB modems should continue to work just fine.

By August 16, 2011


Amazon selling 'new' Dreamcast systems

It appears that Amazon--and not some third-party merchant--is actually selling brand-new vintage Dreamcast consoles for $88.99. Are you nostalgic enough to buy one?

By May 7, 2010


Happy 10th anniversary, Sega Dreamcast!

Besides the big Apple press event and the release of The Beatles: Rock Band, September 9 also marks another significant technology milestone. It was 10 years ago (9/9/1999) that Sega released the Dreamcast gaming console in North America.

By September 8, 2009


Michael Robertson: Digital music's bad boy was right

Robertson pegged the problems with ad-supported music sites two years ago, and today the sector is struggling. He now says iTunes will fall. Is he right about that as well?

By August 25, 2009


Zoom 56K

An affordable and fast external, if you don't mind going without the extras.

By September 29, 1998

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 29, 1998

How-To: Reverting back to Mac OS 10.5.6

The latest update to Mac OS X includes many enhancements, security fixes, and many people are noticing an overall speed increase, especially on older PowerPC machines. These benefits and the fact that problems, so far, have not been severe, have us recomm

By May 14, 2009