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

Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes

yahoo.com — You've got to admit it: The argument for the Pono Player sure is appealing - that we don't know what we've been missing in our music. Unfortunately, it isn't true. I'm 51 and a former professional musician. I know how to listen.

How Mobile Payments Are Failing-and Credit Cards Are Getting Better

scientificamerican.com — It really is time for credit cards to go. We're still using a payment technology that hasn't changed in more than 50 years. We carry around a piece of plastic with an easily demagnetized stripe, whose account number is all too easily hacked or stolen. (Just ask Target, Home Depot or TJ Maxx.)

4K TVs Tested: Here’s What to Buy Now

yahoo.com — At the Consumer Electronics Show a couple of weeks ago, 4K was all anybody talked about. There were enough 4K screens on display to reach the moon and back. Plus 4K cameras, camcorders, computer monitors, and even phones. Here's the good news/bad news: 4K won't be a "will it catch on or won't it?"

Windows 10 Takes Huge Strides to Correct Microsoft's Massive Mistake

yahoo.com — It's become an industry joke that successive versions of Windows are alternately beloved and despised. Good one, bad one; good one, bad one. Windows 98, Windows Me. Windows XP, Windows Vista. Windows 7, Windows 8. But Windows 8 wasn't a flop because of some metaphysical binary karma.

Comcast accused of illegally pulling credit reports despite being explicitly told ‘no’

yahoo.com — Another day, another unhappy Comcast customer. The International Business Times reports that Chicago resident and Comcast subscriber Keith Santangelo has filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that it ran an unauthorized credit check on him despite the fact that he paid the company a $50 fee to waive the check and that he explicitly told the company he didn't want them to pull his credit report.

The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals): David Pogue: 9781491947166: Amazon.com: Books

amazon.com — OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) [David Pogue] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. With Yosemite, Apple has unleashed the most innovative version of OS X yet-and once again

The Secret Keyboard Controls of YouTube

yahoo.com — Maybe you already know that tapping the Space bar is your Play/Pause control for a YouTube video. But lots of other keys are available to you, too. Check it out: J Jumps back 10 seconds. Great if you didn't catch the words. K Play/Pause. (In case your Space bar is broken.)

How "Family Sharing" Can Save You a Ton of Money on Apple and Amazon

yahoo.com — OK, sure, 15 minutes could save you 15 percent on your car insurance. But 5 minutes reading this column could save you 50 percent on your ebooks, apps, movies, music, and TV shows. Why? Because there's a new development from Apple, Amazon, and other digital good vendors: family sharing.

The Esc Key Just Says ‘No’

yahoo.com — The Golden Rule for Maximum Productivity says, "Keep your hands on the keyboard." Every time you reach for the mouse, you interrupt your flow of genius. That's why you should learn the "Yes" and "No" keys on your keyboard, otherwise known as the Enter key (right side) and Esc key (top left).

Proof That Being Away From Your iPhone Causes Serious Psychological Problems

yahoo.com — Flickr/TheeEriniPhone users crumble without their digital companions. Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that iPhone users lose the plot when they're without their much-loved devices. The University of Missouri (MU) has published a study that shows iPhone separation causes "serious physiological and psychological effects" and leads to poor performance in cognitive tests.
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Jan 29, 2015

My new column and video: The Pono Player, Neil Young’s $400 music “revolution.” Unfortunately, science disagrees. j.mp/1ziJz3c

Jan 28, 2015

Wow. Comcast customer tries to cancel service; Comcast sends final bill with his first name changed to “A..hole.” j.mp/1yPeuFj

Jan 27, 2015

It’s official: The Apple Watch will become available in April, for $350 and up (way, way up). yahoo.com/tech/the-apple…

Jan 27, 2015

“Today is a really tough day for meteorologists.” A NY weatherman explains yesterday’s “forecast bust.” j.mp/1JCpn0C

Jan 27, 2015

Providence prep school principal cancels school with a song parody on YouTube. Gotta love this guy. youtube.com/watch?v=OjE72Q…

Jan 27, 2015

The annual Storm of the Century (36”!) turns out to be a bust (3”) here. Like every year. My theory: The grocery stores are behind all this.

Jan 26, 2015

Let the un-bundling of cable channels begin! Sling lets you pay for only the channels you want—with footnotes. j.mp/1LaEGzp

Jan 25, 2015

RT @chessninja: Teach a man to fish and he’ll still vote for the guy who gave him a fish.

Jan 25, 2015

RT FrankBarnes88: Give an octopus some nunchucks, and no one's going to be eating fish today!

Jan 25, 2015

RT @joeweinman: Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he contributes to global fish stock depletion.

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