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.
Content blockers, as they're properly called, are all the rage in Apple's latest mobile operating system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apps that block ads on Android devices, including AdAway and Adblock Plus, have been removed from the Google Play store.
Free, a French ISP, has rolled out an update to its routers that turns ad blocking on by default.
Say goodbye to Internet ads with this extension for Chrome or Firefox.
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.