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

Explained! Why People Can't Agree on the Color of that Dress

yahoo.com — It's been driving people crazy. What colors are the dress? Is it blue with black lace? Or white with gold lace? You see one or the other, and you probably can't believe anyone else would see anything different. Each person is certain that his or her perception is correct.

Here's the handwritten note Obama sent to Reddit for helping win the net neutrality battle

yahoo.com — Facebook Thursday was a big day for net neutrality advocates, as the FCC voted 3-2 to regulate broadband internet and ban companies from creating "fast lanes" to prioritize some content over others. The Reddit community was a big reason this historic ruling happened. And President Obama was keenly aware of this fact.

FCC adopts net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

yahoo.com — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler greets commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel at the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington Federal regulators moved forward on Thursday with a net neutrality plan to protect openness on the Internet by treating the online world more like heavily regulated telecommunications markets.

How to (Sometimes) Find Your Favorite Movies Online

yahoo.com — I ought to be the movie industry's best customer. I'm a rabid movie buff with money to spend on my habit. When digital, streaming movies first started to become available, though, I was a frustrated movie buff. A lot of movies were not available online.

Free Conference Calling

yahoo.com — When you work for a big fancy corporation with unlimited resources like Yahoo, people routinely set up conference calls. Everybody calls in to an 800 number, and it's a party line. It's great for planning, brainstorming, and having virtual meetings. But actually, anyone can do that.

Elon Musk reveals how much Apple is offering Tesla employees to jump ship

yahoo.com — One seriously overlooked detail from last week's big Bloomberg report on Apple's car project was that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed just how far Apple is willing to go to bring his best workers over to Cupertino. In fact, Musk actually told Bloomberg that Apple is "offering $250,000 signing bonuses and 60 percent salary increases" for jumping ship.

Steve Jobs would have turned 60 today. Here are 15 of his most inspiring quotes

yahoo.com — YouTube Today would have been Steve Jobs' 60th birthday. To commemorate, we've put together a collection of some of his most thought-provoking or inspiring words. ( Dylan Love and Karyne Levy contributed to a previous version of this article.)

Win a Trip to SXSW: The Quest for Two Ultimate Smartphone Superfans

yahoo.com — Are you an iPhone or Android fanboy, or fangirl? Do you love showing off, bragging about, or preaching about your chosen phone platform? Do you have skills? You could win a trip to SXSW and time on stage in front of the world to show off how good your platform is and put that other crappy phone OS in its place.

The RhinoShield Bumper and the iPhone I Could Not Destroy

yahoo.com — True story: I was walking through CES with a Yahoo film crew, making a video, when this guy came up, laden with bags. "I have to show you our new product," he said. "Look, it's an iPhone bumper!"Then he his iPhone 6 (wrapped in one of his bumpers) and started whacking it against a sharp wall corner at a hallway intersection.

Review: A New Laptop from Dell Makes the MacBook Air Look Huge

yahoo.com — If a psychologist grabbed you off the street for a word-association test, the results might go something like this. "I'm going to provide some adjectives, and I want you to respond either 'Apple' or 'Dell' to each one. Whatever comes to mind. Are you comfortable?" "Yes, doctor." "All right then, let's begin: Cheap."
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Feb 26, 2015

Could an eye doc PLEASE explain this “what colors are the dress” thing!? Some see blue/black, some white/gold. WHAT!? pic.twitter.com/BEbsQqKEgi

Feb 26, 2015

Anyone ever get a text on your Mac when you’re not yet connected to WiFi? How does that happen!?

Feb 26, 2015

The backstory on the crazy llama chase that kept the Internet enthralled! j.mp/1Dfplqi

Feb 26, 2015

My new column and video: The MPAA has created a central directory of where to rent movies online. Well, it tried. j.mp/1E04MTZ

Feb 25, 2015

A delicious analysis of the modern-day online feud (see: Bill O’Reilly), by our own Rob Walker.... j.mp/1ERlZMk

Feb 25, 2015

The Ultimate Fanboy Challenge! Are you really good with your Android or iOS phone? We’ll fly you to SXSW to prove it! j.mp/1LzQVmr

Feb 25, 2015

Today’s 30-second "Pogue's Basics" video: How to get free conference calling. yhoo.it/1FULWhJ

Feb 24, 2015

CASTING CALL! Seeking extreme Android and iOS fanboys or fangirls, for a free trip to the SXSW conference next month! j.mp/1LzQVmr

Feb 23, 2015

Here’s my (audio) appearance on the Quick & Dirty Tips podcast! In which I offer "Pogue's Basics" time-saving tips! j.mp/1DeZYY1

Feb 22, 2015

Here’s a NYTimes re-enactment of an actual court transcript. Sooooo great. j.mp/1JA3bHU

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