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

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.

22 Fitness Bands and the Battle for Your Wrist

yahoo.com — The industry has spoken: Your wrist is the new lap. It's where computers are going next. It's a bold ambition. Your wrist is personal. Anything you put there has to be strapped on all day-and operated one-handed, in seconds at a time.

Wait, what?! Gynecologist accidentally leaves mobile phone in patient following a C-section

yahoo.com — In a bizarre story emanating out of Jordan, the old adage of truth is stranger than fiction has never been more appropriate. Originally reported by Gulf News, a 36-year-old Jordanian woman named Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karim underwent a C-section procedure last month.

Latest self-driving Google car heading to public streets

yahoo.com — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - The latest version of Google's self-driving car - a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel - will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.
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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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