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  • Apps that phone home

    Do you ever read this list and wonder why an app needs access to that? Do you review the list prior to clicking accept? You should.I know it’s ...

  • Apple products are not virus-proof

    Apple’s Macintosh computers have been perceived to be less virus prone than their PC counterparts for a long time. Apple took full advantage of ...

  • Creepy Crawlers, reinvented

    Plastics were not a new phenomenon at this point, but they had become increasingly commonplace in the home. Toymaker Mattel took plastic toys to ...

  • Making waves

    Five years and an additional $200 million later, the dual devices that make up the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) ...

  • You get what you pay for

    If you aren’t familiar with the differences in Netflix’s content in various countries, the statistics are stark — Netflix in the United States ...

  • Other trends are rising

    Automotive innovation made a big splash at CES this year. There were flashier, and more ridiculous, cars to see but the Chevy Bolt came out on ...

  • Mix it up with low-tech fun

    In laptops we’ve seen impressive offerings from Dell, the smartest looking MacBook in years from Apple and the first-ever laptop offering from ...

  • Safer shopping with big data

    I have an uncle who refuses to use his credit card online. He’s just not willing to take the risk. But is this the most reasonable option? ...

  • Coding for kids

    The non-profit organization Code.org has a new Hour of Code event, featuring characters from the new “Star Wars” movie, as well as some of our ...

  • Downstream

    I lived on the Northern Peninsula for a few years as a child and I knew the television schedule as well as my father knew the lineup for the ...