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When music introduces a new technology

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How Jeff Mangum's bassist taught me about the Rogue Moog.
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That perfect 'Seinfeld' episode about cable companies

Jul 17, 2014
Customer service from the cable company is a classic joke, and that's not funny.
Posted In: Ryan Block, Comcast, customer service, Time Warner Cable, Seinfeld, Internet Telecommunications Union, telecommunications

Companies: stop making your employees use tablets

Jul 10, 2014
The mobile revolution is nice, but it doesn't always mean progress.
Posted In: tablets, Tech, tablet sales, PC sales, technology, computers

Tech and train-hopping

Jul 3, 2014
Sometimes technology aids our ability to be adventurous.
Posted In: trains, family tech, train-hopping, hacking

After court verdict, what do I do with Aereo account?

Jun 25, 2014
Now that video streaming company Aereo has lost out to major broadcasters, what will its users do?
Posted In: Aereo, ABC vs. Aereo, Supreme Court, scotus, streaming tv

Big tech: becoming what it set out to destroy

Jun 19, 2014
News from Apple, Google and Amazon suggest they're betraying their original ideals
Posted In: apple, Google, Amazon, Hachette, YouTube

How a librarian made me a surveillance skeptic

Jun 12, 2014
A year after Snowden, our views on surveillance have yet to change for the better.
Posted In: surveillance, Edward Snowden, Snowden, Patriot Act, data, online surveillance

How I learned to stop worrying and love 'Silicon Valley'

Jun 5, 2014
Looking at this week's numbers, HBO's show about techies looks good and might even survive the fears that it doesn't feature enough women.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, HBO, television, tech industry, women in tech

How did 'driverless' cars become 'self-driving' cars, and should we be worried?

May 28, 2014
A subtle change in how we talk about computer-driven cars speaks volumes about our feelings toward them.
Posted In: self-driving cars, driverless cars, Google, technology

Dentist, mechanic... security expert?

May 22, 2014
In an era of a thousand hacks how does nation of noobs tell when we're being lied to?
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When music introduces a new technology

Jul 24, 2014
How Jeff Mangum's bassist taught me about the Rogue Moog.
Posted In: music technology, Tech, Music, Neutral Milk Hotel, indie rock

That perfect 'Seinfeld' episode about cable companies

Jul 17, 2014
Customer service from the cable company is a classic joke, and that's not funny.
Posted In: Ryan Block, Comcast, customer service, Time Warner Cable, Seinfeld, Internet Telecommunications Union, telecommunications

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