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The Drinkable Book provides safe drinking water

The Drinkable Book is a guide to safe drinking water -- and the pages can be torn out and used as water filters.

By May 12, 2014


Pee-analyzing urinal spots drunks before they drive

The battle against drunk driving gets a urine-analyzing system that identifies club patrons through RFID.

By July 17, 2013


For free Wi-Fi, please deposit your dog poop here

The bigger the poop you add to these public park bins in Mexico, the more Wi-Fi you get. Are chihuahuas up to the task?

By May 3, 2012


Frustrated advertisers to Facebook: Take our money -- please!

With the social network's huge IPO getting nearer, this is the sort of news that Mark Zuckerberg doesn't need to hear just now.

By May 1, 2012


Boot argument options in OS X

The OS X boot arguments are useful for troubleshooting problems with system startup and how the system behaves when running.

By February 7, 2012


Get Tales of Monkey Island - Complete Season (PC/Mac) for $13.98

Avast, ye scurvy dogs! For a little more than the price of one, ye can get all five chapters of this superb reboot of the classic adventure game. Arrr.

By July 27, 2010


The Meta-Webbys: The awards for the best Webby acceptance speeches

Winners of the annual digital-media awards are limited to five words for their acceptance speeches. Here are the ones worth reading.

By June 11, 2008


Blogs, insults, and suicide

Reaction to the death of ad exec Paul Tilley runs the gamut, from those who blame bloggers to others who exonerate them, with a broader conversation on the ethics of online commentary.

By March 3, 2008


My e-mail breakup with Jimmy Wales and other sordid doings

The flame mails are getting worse all the time and snarky takedowns are becoming routine. But are we really in danger of crossing a new red line?

By March 3, 2008


Digital Home Interview Series: Dick DeBartolo

In a new series that will be featured each Wednesday here on The Digital Home, I will be interviewing industry experts and icons to talk about how they made their rise to the top and what The Digital Home means to them.

By June 20, 2007