November 23, 2012

We Complain A Lot About Technology

Joshua Fruhlinger, Engadget

AP Photo

When Digg tweaked their design and formula, millions of users ran, flocked to Reddit and rediscovered animated GIFs to the horror of those of us over 30. When Reddit redesigns -- and they will -- you can bet that throngs of angry, old 20-somethings will be at it again. As consumers of consumer electronics, we complain when things change, yet change is exactly what made us all nerds in the first place. We tell our friends and relatives to get with the program, update their devices and change with the times.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: technology


November 21, 2012
Bionic Mannequins & Retail Spy Tech
Andrew Roberts, Bloomberg
“The retail community is starting to get wise to the opportunity around personalization,” said Lorna Hall, retail editor at fashion forecaster WGSN. “The golden ticket is getting to the point where they’ve got my details,... more ››
November 20, 2012
Point Out a Security Flaw? Get Jail Time
Tom Simonite, MIT Tech Review
AT&T screwed up in 2010, serving up the e-mail addresses of over 110,000 of its iPad 3G customers online for anyone to find. But today Andrew Auernheimer, an online activist who pointed out AT&T’s blunder to Gawker Media, which... more ››
November 22, 2012
How We'll Go Home for the Holidays in 2050
Brian Merchant, Vice
For a few days every year—those magical chunks of time off that contain Thanksgiving and Christmas—tens of millions of Americans are homeward bound. They’re hailing cabs, weathering nightmarish TSA lines, cramming into the... more ››
November 22, 2012
Seven High Tech Ways to Cook a Turkey
Leslie Horn, Gizmodo
The most important part of your Thanksgiving meal is the bird. It's the centerpiece of every Turkey-day related piece of pop culture from Norman Rockwell illustrations to Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. But just because it's... more ››
November 23, 2012
The Technology We're Thankful For
Ars Technica
In days gone by, we'd fill a plate or two with turkey and all the fixings, plow through it, and settle in for an evening of football and conversation. That still happens, but now there are tablets and smartphones thrown into the... more ››