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Why I changed my mind about ad-blocking software

From the Cheapskate: Ads are a necessary evil of the Web, and the truth is they're just not that evil, especially if they conform to AdBlock's Acceptable Ads guidelines.

By October 2, 2015


Get started with ad-blocking apps on iOS 9

Content blockers, as they're properly called, are all the rage in Apple's latest mobile operating system.

By September 17, 2015


Tomorrow Daily: This piano's ultra-futuristic design is music to our ears

The Boganyi Piano took over ten years and 8,000 engineering hours to create, and the results are a stunning musical instrument that looks like a spaceship. It's also got some internal upgrades that make it less susceptible to the elements, and require less maintenance.

By January 27, 2015


Tomorrow Daily 119: Robot bats, real-life ad-blocking headset, a futuristic piano and more

On today's show, we shudder at a robot bat that can easily switch between flying and moving on the ground, check out a headset that blurs out corporate logos in real life, and enjoy the beauty of a futuristic piano with over 18,000 parts.

By January 27, 2015


AdBlock Plus spreads its gospel of unintrusive Net advertising

A new manifesto from an ad-blocking company Eyeo tries to build support for the idea that some ads are OK. That's good for its business, since big advertisers pay to get on its whitelist.

By April 3, 2014


Selective ad blocking lets you support your favorite sites

Help the sites you frequent stay in business by adding them to AdBlock Plus's whitelist, which restricts the obtrusiveness of the ads that open on the page.

By July 11, 2013


Google removes ad-blocking apps from Google Play

Apps that block ads on Android devices, including AdAway and Adblock Plus, have been removed from the Google Play store.

By March 14, 2013


French ISP has an ad-blocking router

Free, a French ISP, has rolled out an update to its routers that turns ad blocking on by default.

By January 3, 2013


Block ads with AdBlock Plus

Say goodbye to Internet ads with this extension for Chrome or Firefox.

By December 22, 2011


Is ad blocking the problem?

Ad blocking is an easy scapegoat for the online media industry, but blocking ad-blocking will only stymie the evolution of the online media business.

By March 9, 2010