Yahoo Tech founder; writer/correspondent for NOVA, CBS Sunday Morning, & Scientific American; Missing Manuals guy; dad of 3!

Facial Recognition--My Favorite Alternative to Password Log-In

scientificamerican.com — In my Scientific American column this month I suggested that we need to retire the password as our primary security tool. Passwords clearly aren't secure enough, and heaven knows they're inconvenient and fussy. Iris recognition, retina scanning, fingerprints, voice recognition-all of these show promise. But there's one security tool that's secure, effortless and available now.

The Sony a6300 camera: Stunning photos and videos in a tiny package

finance.yahoo.com — As you may have noticed, Apple has been plastering billboards and magazine pages with photos taken by iPhones. In the last few years, a company once left for dead in the camera marketplace has come screaming back, eating Nikon's and Canon's lunches in certain categories of camera: Sony.

Digitize Those Memory-Filled Cassettes before They Disintegrate

scientificamerican.com — I hereby stick out my tongue at everyone who's ever accused me of filming too much. Yes, I was that dad with a camcorder, on every vacation, at every birth, wedding and graduation as my kids grew up.

Facial Recognition--My Favorite Alternative to Password Login

scientificamerican.com — In my Scientific American column this month I suggested that we need to retire the password as our primary security tool. Passwords clearly aren't secure enough, and heaven knows they're inconvenient and fussy. Iris recognition, retina scanning, fingerprints, voice recognition-all of these show promise. But there's one security tool that's secure, effortless and available now.

Pogue’s Basics: Let Google translate large numbers for you

finance.yahoo.com — You already know that Google can convert numbers and currency and stats for you, don't you? Right? It does, right in the search box on the home page. For example: Inches in 37 centimeters Hectares in an acre 72f in centigrade But there is so much more math wisdom in that search box and one great thing it will do is convert really large numbers into words for you.

What to expect when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update installs itself on your computer

finance.yahoo.com — Nobody ever accused Microsoft ( MSFT) of having consistent naming sequences. Let's see: Windows versions have been named, in order, 1, 2, 3, 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. And today, there's a new version: Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Why use three syllables when 11 will do?

Pogue's Basics: Tidying up Facebook links

finance.yahoo.com — Whenever you're posting a link on Facebook, Facebook does something sort of cool: It grabs an image and a nice headline from the link you're posting. Maybe you knew that. But what you maybe didn't know is that once Facebook has grabbed the picture and headline, you don't need the link to be part of your post anymore!

3 obscure but essential MacBook Air add-ons

finance.yahoo.com — At the time, the price of the sleek computer from Apple (AAPL) was $1,800, the hard drive held 80 gigs, and the battery lasted five hours. Flash storage like the Air's has its advantages: It has no moving parts, so it's far more rugged than a traditional hard drive.

Pogue's Basics: Organize your Facebook feed

finance.yahoo.com — Have you ever wondered how Facebook decides what posts to show you? Here's a hint: You're not seeing everything your friends post. Not even close. Facebook's computers try to decide which posts you'll find most useful, based on your history of Liking and Sharing things.

Pogue's Basics: Screen rotation lock

finance.yahoo.com — More and more these days, people are reading e-books on their phones. I mean, you've always got your reading material with you, right? And a lot of people like to read in bed, or lying on the couch. Trouble is, your phone's going to rotate the page to keep it upright.
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Aug 30, 2016

YES!! You can now buy/use Metro-North train tickets (NY, CT, NJ) within an app. Saves so much time on the platform! https://t.co/My0CqNZy3V

Aug 30, 2016

In 45 minutes, I’ll be unboxing the new Moto Droid Z, live—the first true modular smartphone. See you here:  https://www.facebook.com/yahoofinance/?pnref=story 

Aug 30, 2016

Today at 3pm ET: Join me for a Facebook Live video unboxing of the world’s first modular phone, the Moto Mods. On  https://www.facebook.com/yahoofinance/ 

Aug 26, 2016

WHAT IS THIS MISSING-VERB THING on TV news!? “Mylan raising the cost of Epipen. The stock moving higher.” (CNBC)  http://www.newslab.org/2012/01/17/tv-news-needs-verbs/ 

Aug 26, 2016

As Doc Edgerton's great nephew, of COURSE I backed this Kickstarter, called Slow Dance:  http://kck.st/2bbpapZ  https://t.co/ckSkLWLg98

Aug 25, 2016

@RoyalCaribbean Did we like #AnthemoftheSeas? Here’s us, 3 generations, 300 feet up in North Star. See the smiles? https://t.co/AAhG6SnLW7

Aug 25, 2016

@RoyalCaribbean The name of our towel artist/stateroom attendant is Helen! Here’s her next creation… https://t.co/ZNWTRTXyt6


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