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Customizing hard disk spin-down times

Mac OS X has an option to keep hard drives spinning for quick file access, or to save power and reduce noise by spinning them down when they're not in use. This can be convenient, but is rather limiting for users who would like to customize when their

By September 8, 2009


I experienced five completely different takes on virtual worlds at Oculus Connect

The Oculus Connect Conference offered our first glimpse at new hardware, but there were quite a few games to try, too.

By September 25, 2015


Samsung fights back against the iPad, wants you to feel better

Technically Incorrect: Just after Apple launches its latest iPad, Samsung releases a new ad for the Galaxy Tab S2. Apparently, your downtime needs to be elevated.

By September 14, 2015


For Stephen Colbert, NYSE outage was 'Apocalypse Dow'

The late-night comedian lets the stress show over down time for the computers that move America's money.

By July 9, 2015


Death Star Mood Light will brighten up your dark side

Relax between rebel uprisings with a soothing mood light shaped like the galaxy's most-feared instrument of destruction.

By July 16, 2015


Create beautiful poetry with strangers and friends with HaikuJAM

A new social app is about the shared experience of creating something beautiful from the heart.

By March 18, 2015


Google strikes back at News Corp.'s antitrust complaint to EU

Amid a tangle with EU regulators over how it displays search results, Google gets into a war of words with Rupert Murdoch's media giant.

By September 25, 2014


Blocking apps help you focus on work

Donationware Cold Turkey restricts access to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Outlook, Solitaire, and any other sites and programs you choose, and at times you set. Free app Focus Booster takes a kinder, gentler approach.

By April 22, 2014


Armello brings card and board gaming to the land of fairy tale and fable

Melbourne-based League of Geeks has been working on Armello, a tabletop experience in a folktale setting for PC, Mac, Linux and iPad.

By April 8, 2014


Obama to meet with tech execs over glitchy HealthCare.gov

As the deadline for signing up for the Affordable Care Act nears, the White House asks advice from CEOs and other executives from Apple, Twitter, Google, Facebook, and more.

By December 16, 2013