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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The most surprising thing about Mark Manson's new self-help guide on how not to give a f*ck is that he presents what I would (proudly) consider an …

The Netflix Backlash: Why Hollywood Fears a Content Monopoly

The streaming service is spending $6 billion a year on content, choking basic cable and brusquely rattling the relationship business of the town as …

Televisions

Nearly a million people ditched cable TV last quarter

As US cable companies continue their respective plots to stop the flight of paying customers, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Sony and others are reaping the biggest rewards.<p>Last quarter alone, an estimated 812,000 subscribers cut the cord on pay-television service, according to a recent study by …

Apple and Sony will fight for your attention on September 7

On September 7 at 10 AM, Tim Cook will walk on stage and start the most anticipated tech press conference of the year — the introduction of the new iPhone. In New York, two hours later and right around the time Apple’s conference ends, Sony will also introduce the PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’. These two …

Times Square

The Best Jazz Albums of 2014

Here, once again, are my picks for the year's best jazz albums:<p><b>Best New Releases:</b><p><b>Best Reissues:</b><p>Over the past 12 months, I've blogged about all but a …

Audiophile

These LED bulbs are brighter despite fewer diodes and a lower price

One of the toughest parts to swallow of LED lighting technology is just how costly it can be. Well, the folks at Cree have taken umbrage with that and developed a bulb that'll retail for around $5 per 40- and 60-watt-equivalent bulb -- less than some standard CFL lamps by a few bucks. How's it …