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Five tips to speed up your Mac

Boost your Mac's performance and reclaim hard-drive space with this handful of tips.

By April 28, 2015


The ABCs of Google's Alphabet announcement

Part of Google's bombshell restructuring, under a new parent called Alphabet, is that its most recent top hire -- CFO Ruth Porat -- gets even more power. Here's what the financial issues look like for Porat and Co.

By August 11, 2015


What have we learned from Google Fiber?

Commentary: Blair Levin, chief author of the National Broadband Plan, offers insight on what Google Fiber has taught policymakers about how to get very high-speed broadband service to all Americans.

By July 31, 2015


Google looks to cost-cutting, mobile and YouTube for the future

The search giant has been trying to take a more measured approach with costs, especially as its cash cow search engine faces more competition.

By July 16, 2015


Girls just want to code. The trick is making sure they don't stop

The best way to recruit more women into tech? Convince them when they're young that tech is cool.

By May 8, 2015


This video shows every user interface in 'Star Wars'

Watch this epic supercut by user-experience designer Dino Ignacio. It shows every time a "Star Wars" character interacted with hardware and software interfaces.

By January 21, 2015


Group test: Should you ever splurge for a high-end toaster?

Premium toasters can cost anywhere from $100 to $500. Are they simply expensive to appeal to the high-end market, or do they actually offer more bang for your buck?

By December 15, 2014


How to add more RAM to your MacBook Pro

One of the easiest ways to upgrade your 2012-or-earlier MacBook is by adding more RAM.

By October 27, 2014


High-tech pipe organ to blow minds at famed SF theater

The city's Castro Theatre, known as much for its colorful organ concerts as its quirky film offerings, will house a massive $700,000 pipe-digital hybrid featuring a sample library used in the film industry.

By August 29, 2014


Mozilla expands advertising experiment to many more Firefox users

The current "directory tile" ad experiment shows only for new Firefox users. A new "enhanced tile" program to launch soon will mean existing users can see some ads, too.

By August 21, 2014