Mark Barnett

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What it’s like to actually wear the Apple Watch

CUPERTINO, California—It’s been quite a while since Apple unveiled a new device that made people say, “Ooh, I want to play with that.” A lot of people are going to play with the new Apple Watch, which was unveiled Tuesday in a massive event near the company’s headquarters.<p>At first glance—which is …

Inside The Making Of The New “Dungeons & Dragons”

A 40-year tradition of fantasy gaming wants to claim back its throne.<p>My 11-year-old niece is filling out her character sheet because I’ve suckered her into trying <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> for the first time. It’s the preeminent fantasy role-playing game in which a group of friends don characters like …

Google reinstates 'forgotten' links after pressure

<b>After widespread criticism, Google has begun reinstating some links it had earlier removed under the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.</b><p>Articles posted online by the Guardian newspaper were removed earlier this week, but have now returned fully to the search engine.<p>Google has defended its …

Privacy

We shouldn't expect Facebook to behave ethically

There are two interesting lessons to be drawn from the row about Facebook's "emotional contagion" study. The first is what it tells us about Facebook's users. The second is what it tells us about corporations such as Facebook.<p>In case you missed it, here's the gist of the story. The first thing …

YouTube Is Blaming Your Internet Provider For Slow Video Streams

If you're having trouble streaming a YouTube video, you may see a new message from the company blaming your internet provider.<p>Quartz was the first to notice that YouTube, which is owned by Google, now displays a notification on some videos that explains why streaming might be choppy. The message …

Internet

Water is life

What is a robot? The answer is constantly evolving

Most people would say that a Roomba is a robot. But what about a Nest thermostat? Or an ATM or GPS?<p>People tend to think of robots in the image of …