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Tech columnist, Yahoo; PBS NOVA host; Missing Manuals creator, dad of 3!

How an 8-minute surgery could completely fix your poor eyesight

yahoo.com — One of the things technology will most likely fix at some point down the road is poor eyesight. And it might happen sooner than we think, if Ocumetics Technology is successful with its Bionic Lens trials. DON'T MISS: This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!)

3 new iOS 9 features were just revealed in a huge new leak

yahoo.com — 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman has been all over iOS 9 leaks this week and he's back with a new report today that outlines more features the new software will deliver. In the preface to his article, Gurman makes clear that this is not going to be the most exciting iOS release.

An adult dating website got hacked and millions of people's sensitive details have been leaked

yahoo.com — (Fox) Casual-dating website Adult FriendFinder has been hacked, an investigation from Channel 4 News has found - and the personal details of millions of users have been leaked. With 63 million global users, Adult FriendFinder is one of the largest dating and casual encounter networks online.

Happy 35th birthday, Pac-Man!

yahoo.com — (Credit: Bandai Namco) The pellet-muching icon who helped transform gaming into a pop-culture juggernaut is gobbling his way towards middle age. Pac-Man turns 35 today. First released in Japan on May 22, 1980, the coin-op classic quickly became a phenomenon, raking in over $1 billion worth of quarters over the decade.

Google Maps is no longer directing racists to the White House

yahoo.com — Earlier this week, it was discovered that certain offensive search queries on Google Maps were pointing users in the direction of U.S. landmarks, including the White House. It was the latest of several incidents surrounding the service and highlighted an unfortunate side effect of the ranking system that Google had put in place.

The Deal Seeker Shops for Grads: Our Exclusive Deals

yahoo.com — My 16-year-old daughter is about to complete another year of school. She has endured the morning commute, mastered the protective coloring required to survive high-school, negotiated geometry, and discovered physics. I feel the need to buy her a reward. You probably feel the same way about your kids.

Every new movie and TV show you’ll be able to stream on Netflix in June

yahoo.com — Summer has finally arrived, and along with it comes a whole new slate of shows and movies streaming on Netflix. Some of the highlights this June include The Aviator, The Butler, Nightcrawler and Transformers: Age of Extinction (if you're into that sort of thing).

Apple Maps is finally getting public transportation directions

yahoo.com — (Flickr / Michael Trapp) Apple is set to update its Maps app with public transit directions in the new version of iOS 9, which is expected to be announced at its WWDC event in early June. Apple Maps had a rocky start when it completely replaced Google Maps in iOS 6 back in 2012.

Netflix is testing a redesign that users are going to love - see it first right here

yahoo.com — Netflix is nothing short of a game-changer when it comes to home entertainment. It certainly wasn't the first service to begin streaming movies and TV shows to our homes, but there's no question that Netflix led the charge, and continues to lead the charge, in terms of popularizing home streaming and changing the way we consume movies and TV series.

The NSA Had Plans to Hack Google’s App Store and Implant Malware on Phones

yahoo.com — Washington (AFP) - The US National Security Agency developed plans to hack into data links to app stores operated by Google and Samsung to plant spyware on smartphones, a media report said Thursday. The online news site The Intercept said US intelligence developed the plan with allies in Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, a group known as the "Five Eyes" alliance.
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May 21, 2015

My new column+video: I tried 22 smartwatches+bands to find the 1 TRUE WINNER. Which I bought. yahoo.com/tech/22-fitnes… pic.twitter.com/2zpF5Sft8f

May 20, 2015

The name Boingo “practically equals contempt,” says @notrobwalker in this fascinating column… j.mp/1SdYXHJ

May 19, 2015

In what universe is Wilbur in a comfortable position for a cat nap? pic.twitter.com/yCMRCxLV4I

May 18, 2015

Why you weigh less when you wake up in the AM: j.mp/1JVzddH. My only question: Aren’t you also exhaling and sweating all DAY?

May 18, 2015

My new Scientific American column: The promise and the pitfalls of online “native advertising.” scientificamerican.com/article/truth-…

May 18, 2015

I’m delighted to announce (in French) that @YahooTech has launched in France! My accent isn’t great, but I tried: j.mp/1ETA4am

May 15, 2015

If you’re into magic, you REALLY should read my column/video today—of the top 20 magic apps for the phone! j.mp/1ICwxV7

May 14, 2015

@jesterthejedi Oh man, me too. It was my only option. I'd almost rather walk!

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