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

Facebook's new video app wants to clone the success of Snapchat and Vine

yahoo.com — Facebook's new video app makes it clear that Facebook is still trying to clone Snapchat's continued success. Riff is the newest standalone app from Facebook's Creative Labs division, the social media company's experimental apps department that has a track record of cranking out flops ranging from Snapchat clone Slingshot to other apps that have failed to take off, such as Paper, Rooms, and Groups.

You can finally stop Verizon’s supercookies from tracking you - here’s how

yahoo.com — By now you've undoubtedly heard of Verizon's "supercookies," the unstoppable tracking cookies that Verizon uses to track every single unencrypted website you visit on your mobile device, whether you like it or not.

Hands-on with Microsoft’s New Spartan Web Browser

yahoo.com — Every now and then, the universe shifts. Humanity sees the earth from space. The Berlin Wall falls. Justin Bieber apologizes. And now this: Microsoft has put Internet Explorer on an ice floe and pushed it out to sea to die.

Google flips out for April Fool's Day

3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

yahoo.com — LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) - Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. Not until the little girl learned she could design her own, strap it on easily and then jump on her bike and pedal away at speeds previously only imagined.

The Grand Tour: The New Yahoo App

yahoo.com — When I joined Yahoo, my overlords and I agreed that I would not longer review one company's products: Yahoo's. I can't review new Yahoo apps or services, because, of course, I'm paid by Yahoo, and that wouldn't be veryobjective, now would it? There are lots of Yahoo apps, but this one is the flagship.

As open source goes mainstream, institutions collaborate differently

yahoo.com — Earlier this week, I saw what the future of building government services may look like when I stumbled upon a simple dashboard of projects-in-progress. The dashboard is hosted by 18F, the new development unit within the US General Services Administration.

Jury Rules Against Ellen Pao in Silicon Valley Gender Discrimination Trial

yahoo.com — Updating.. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California jury has reached a verdict in a high profile gender discrimination lawsuit brought by former Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers partner Ellen Pao against the venture capital firm. The jury has ruled against Ellen Pao, delivering a victory for Kleiner Perkins.

The 10 Best Mobile Games You Can Buy Right Now

yahoo.com — Overwhelmed by the App Store? Think Google Play's too clunky? With so many mobile games being released every week, finding the ones worth a download can be a daunting task. Most often that means sticking to the top-grossing charts, but you'll often miss some great stuff if you don't dig deeper.

Battle of the Floorbots: Roomba Takes on 3 Challengers

yahoo.com — The first time I reviewed a robot vacuum cleaner, it was the Roomba - in 2003. My daughter was 4 years old. She brightly informed me that this thing should be called a Broomba, not a Roomba. Because "it's an electric broom, not an electric room!"
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Apr 01, 2015

This year’s tech-company April Fool jokes are REALLY excellent. Here’s our roundup of the best: yahoo.com/tech/awesome-p…

Apr 01, 2015

This new search engine is FANTASTIC. Easily as good as Google. Try it: com.google

Apr 01, 2015

Pogue Review: Microsoft’s new Spartan Web browser—a rough draft. The browser, not the review. yhoo.it/1HiOWlu pic.twitter.com/QWh8buV5rO

Apr 01, 2015

T-Mobile has ANOTHER announcement. Now they're letting you add a PET to your line for $5/month. It's about time! youtube.com/watch?v=_Kj-4F…

Mar 31, 2015

@pete_mccarthy @pmarca No, the Amazon clicker is not an April Fool’s gag. Read the article?

Mar 31, 2015

The new Yahoo app (iOS & Android) is out! I’m not allowed to review it—but I can describe it! yhoo.it/1xwsHIO pic.twitter.com/ZmzhhvkpVL

Mar 31, 2015

Tidal is a new high-quality streaming music service, owned by the musicians. Alas, it’s deeply flawed: yahoo.com/tech/the-probl…

Mar 31, 2015

CRAZY. Amazon offering free “re-order this” key fobs—press to re-order diapers, razors, etc. j.mp/1Hhol8z pic.twitter.com/teGUeZv1XM

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