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Quest to contact aliens interrupted by wildfires

In northern California, the SETI Institute has to shut down its systems because of wildfires near its telescope array.

By August 6, 2014


​Surprise protesters interrupt Google I/O

Google trotted out executives to introduce and demo new products. But there were a few unexpected guests, too.

By June 25, 2014


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


How to activate the Pebble Time's new standby and quiet-time modes

Two handy new features can silence your watch at specific times and maybe even improve battery life.

By September 11, 2015


Siri expands its reach to new Apple TV

Formerly limited to the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, Apple's voice assistant will be integrated with the new Apple TV.

By September 9, 2015


Facebook TV: Video ads now interrupting your News Feed

After a brief testing period, Facebook's "Premium Video Ads," which auto play without sound, are coming to a digital screen near you.

By March 13, 2014


Landscape of no fear: Sea turtles don't avoid hungry tiger sharks the way you'd think

Sea turtles don't alter their movements to avoid shark attacks, researchers find, which means sea turtles are tougher than most of us.

By July 28, 2015


From there to here in pictures

Professional photographers originally dismissed digital as inferior quality. Now, you'd have to pry digital cameras from their cold, dead hands.

By July 16, 2015


Samsung calls selfie stick users 'cave people'

Technically Incorrect: In a new ad for its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung mercilessly mocks those who stick their phones on the end of a stick.

By June 19, 2015


Feds make it even harder for telemarketers to annoy you

The FCC adopts new rules that make it more difficult for companies to send consumers unwanted messages and easier for consumers to block or opt out of marketing messages.

By June 18, 2015