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Discovery Communications to buy HowStuffWorks.com

The cable TV conglomerate, as part of a larger digital strategy, snaps up the tutorial reference site founded almost a decade ago by a North Carolina State professor.

By October 15, 2007


The 404 1,205: Where we paint by numbers (podcast)

The show is shorter than usual today, but we have to get out of the office before Nemo takes over the city. The stories of the day include: the George Bush family photos exposed by the hacker known as "Guccifer"; the rumors of a Portal movie directed by J.J. Abrams; snow panic driving Weather.com completely insane; and a patent troll claiming to have the rights to every podcast on the Internet.

By February 8, 2013


Guide to waiting in line on Black Friday

Before you leave home to wait in a long line, check out this guide to creating comfort, battling boredom, and staying safe.

By November 21, 2011


Mobicip: A kid-safe Web browser for iPhones and iPods

For a very reasonable $5, Mobicip offers age-based filtering, real-time monitoring, and many other protections--all wrapped in a browser that's virtually identical to Safari.

By March 4, 2010


StumbleUpon adds more partner sites

Online discovery site, which competes with Digg, Reddit, and Mixx, snags Funny Or Die, Atom, Scientific American, and 5min.com for its partner program.

By November 18, 2008


How to prevent identity theft

Awareness is the most important aspect of any computer-security scheme, so monitor all your online and financial accounts--and change your password regularly.

By September 13, 2011


Writing on the tablet

The tablet of the moment doesn't do handwriting well, but that's not necessarily the future.

By June 9, 2010


BOL 1051: Firefox 3.5, now safe for porn

Yes. Snow Leopard reviews are out, and I have my favorite. But the more interesting story is Mozilla finding out that people didn't want to upgrade because they're afraid of the awesome bar exposing their porn.

By August 27, 2009


StumbleUpon 2.0: Good-bye, software toolbar

Social recommendation site StumbleUpon moves forward with an updated service that removes the need to install software to take advantage of its "stumbling" feature.

By September 30, 2008


Why all HDMI cables are the same

Expensive HDMI cables are a rip-off and offer no difference in picture quality over cheap ones. So when a salesman tries to up-sell, politely tell him he's wrong and move on with the sale.

By April 26, 2011