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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


iPhone 6S vs. iPhone 6S Plus vs. iPhone 6: How $100 gets you a bigger screen, more storage, or last year's model

When buying an iPhone, stepping up to better features always happens in $100 increments. We separate the mandatory upgrade from the optional one -- and tell you how you can pay for it all by skipping one or two coffees a month.

By September 24, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Silicon Valley gives rare blessing to software for church

Startups catering to religious groups promise more parishioners -- and donations.

By August 28, 2015


You make my streams come true: How Spotify came to be my musical wonderland

A lifetime of cassette tapes, CDs, and MP3 players prepared me for an excitingly boundless, but flawed, streaming music experience.

By August 9, 2015


Mobile screens: Do they really turn your kids' brains to mush?

From CNET Magazine: Babies and toddlers love looking at the screens of tablets and smartphones -- but doctors warn that too much screen time could cause problems later in life. How much is too much?

By July 14, 2015


Keep watching those cat videos. They may be good for your health

Research shows that the guilty pleasure can boost mood and energy levels. And yes, scientists say it's worth serious study.

By June 17, 2015


What's new on Netflix and Amazon for June

Netflix adds 58 titles, including the new season of "Orange Is The New Black," while dropping 55. Amazon Prime picks up 26 new titles including one of the worst movies ever made, "Troll 2."

By May 21, 2015


EmoSpark AI console wants to be your robot companion

We go hands-on with the ambitious EmoSpark, an artificial intelligence console that monitors your mood, and changes its behaviour depending on how you treat it.

By April 29, 2015


Cards Against Humanity starts scholarship for women in science

The "party game for horrible people" will use proceeds from its latest expansion pack to do something not quite so horrible.

By March 31, 2015


Think you like Instacart now? Try being quarantined (like me)

If the idea of groceries-on-demand sounds too decadent, you've never been housebound.

By March 20, 2015