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Save battery life when YouTubing on Chrome with this extension

A change of video codec can not only save battery life but can also make YouTube videos play more smoothly. And your laptop won't get so hot and bothered.

By September 10, 2015


Assange's brilliant mullet-wearing, classic-miming video

In the run-up to Australia's elections, the WikiLeaks founder sings an '80s classic on a marvelously demented "Game of Thrones" satirical video.

By August 26, 2013


Minecraft players build working hard drives

Players of the pixelated building block game have taken its virtual simulation tools to an unprecedented level: building functioning hard drives that can read and write data.

By August 20, 2014


11 things you need to know about Windows Phone 8.1

Here's your cheat sheet for the newest features and availability of Microsoft's newest mobile operating system.

By April 14, 2014


Toshiba's Digit prank packs way too much tech into a glove

Toshiba's April Fools' ode to overstuffed technology comes in the form of the fictional Digit product, gloves crammed with everything from a phone to a video game controller.

By April 1, 2014


GPGTools offers quick encryption options for OS X Mail

For small workgroups of select individuals, GPGTools offers an easy way to secure communications with any e-mail account.

By August 9, 2013


How Web mail providers leave door open for NSA surveillance

Protecting users' e-mail privacy from the National Security Agency and other intelligence services means using encryption. But with the exception of Google, few companies do everything they can.

By June 21, 2013


Mimes spy to protest Google (photos)

Consumer Watchdog hires mimes to bring attention to the group's claims that Google abuses the privacy of Internet users.

3 Images By September 21, 2011


Mimes aren't silent in Capitol Hill attack on Google

Consumer Watchdog dispatches a group of mimes to playfully spy on government workers to illustrate what they say is Google's antiprivacy behavior.

By September 21, 2011


Lower-priced iPhone could cost as much as $400, analyst says

Another analyst report adds to the rumors that Apple will release a lower-priced, plastic smartphone in July. It also projects a $350 to $400 price point for the handset.

By April 12, 2013