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Nomad ChargeKey review: a must-have iPhone charger for your keychain

When it comes to my phone, I’m not a big accessories guy. I own a spare charging cable and way too many cases, but no crazy docks, speakers, camera …


Staying Charged at CES

I went to CES last week. Unlike last year when we descended on Las Vegas for the full six days required for journalists to fully exhaust themselves …

Retina Display

Evomail+ for iPhone arrives as a rebuilt, redesigned email client for iOS 7

I think it’s safe to say we all have a love/hate relationship with our email. We either get too much of it to deal with, we hate the way it works, or …


Bound to a Tainted Public Perception

The one thing Kanye wouldn’t say — Jay Z doesn’t deserve nine Grammy nominations.It’s clearly evident that many people these days don’t like Kanye …


The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds review: as a picture

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is one hell of a risk.

More than two decades after The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was widely regarded as one of the greatest games of all time, Nintendo is doing the unthinkable with a direct sequel. There are no nebulous allusions to hidden …


Thanksgiving in Mongolia

Adventure and heartbreak at the edge of the earth.

My favorite game when I was a child was Mummy and Explorer. My father and I would trade off roles: one of us had to lie very still with eyes closed and arms crossed over the chest, and the other had to complain, “I’ve been searching these pyramids …


13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display (2013) Review

There are some products that are great, and then there are some that just hit that elusive sweet spot. Last week, I picked up the newest version of …


"No, You're just sensitive. You're crazy. You're acting like a baby."

I’ve written a lot of pieces over the last few years. I’ve written about technology, music, and culture with relative ease. But there is one topic …

Kanye West Knows You Think He Sounded Nuts on Kimmel

And Then Steve Said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone’

The 55 miles from Campbell to San Francisco make for one of the nicest commutes anywhere. The journey mostly zips along the Junipero Serra Freeway, a grand and remarkably empty highway that abuts the east side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is one of the best places in Silicon Valley to spot a …


All Is Fair in Love and Twitter

Right in the center of South Park, a large, grassy oval near San Francisco’s financial district, there is a rinky-dink playground with slides, ladders and firefighter poles, all dented and dinged, connected by gritty brown pylons. Yet for many in Silicon Valley, this playground is hallowed ground. …


Keep Calm and Update: Everything you need to know about iOS 7

It’s finally here: Apple’s iOS 7 is now available to download. iOS is the mobile operating system that powers Apple’s line of iPhone, iPad, and iPod …

Logic Board: Bye, Bye, BlackBerry

Photo by Eric Leamen

Logic Board is a recurring column that examines the biggest news stories and controversies in the technology industry with a

Bangerz: A Defining Moment

Image Credit: Tyrone Lebon

Very rarely do we get an album that will make or break the career of an artist who is already a worldwide superstar. And …

I Am Canadian, A Reply to Bell's Open Letter

Dear Mr. Cope,

Amongst your many traits as CEO of Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), tenacity, enthusiasm for your trade, and perseverance top the list. …


So where's the 5-inch iPhone?

Rumors of a bigger iPhone, though not as persistent as rumors of a less-expensive iPhone, have persisted for a couple of years now. While rumors of …

Snapchat is the missing piece in Yahoo's play for teens

We are in the midst of a dot-com renaissance. There are – to use the scientific term – a crap ton of start-up internet companies around these days, …


Creativity and Commerce - Magazine - Art in America

The relationship between creativity and commerce has always been vexed—perhaps never more so than today. Few would deny that the art world has grown …

Date With A Glasshole: Google Glass Dating 101, A Report From The Field

I am a pioneer (ahem, Explorer) tasked with testing the developer edition of Google Glass, arguably technology's biggest quantum leap forward since the advent of the tablet. The start of Google I/O today will no doubt bring a critical mass of Glass wearers into San Francisco, making its social …


Five Questions With A Creator: Victor Agreda Jr.

Unless you have been living under a rock — or less fortunately in a coma for the last ten years — you would be cognizant of the fact that Apple is …

Monty Python

A Chat With Jon Mitchell, Proprietor of The Daily Portal

Last week, on the day he unveiled his newest project, I had the chance to catch up with Jon Mitchell, founder of The Daily Portal, the newest addition …

Marco Arment

Obsessed with the Now: Douglas Rushkoff and the threat of 'Present Shock'

Douglas Rushkoff

Spanish Lottery Winners in Sodeto

When you come upon the luckiest village in the world, all the curtains are drawn. The old man outside the bar gazes at you warily. Then he disappears inside, the door slapping shut. Is it that you're painted magenta? Is it that your rays are blinding?

You're painted magenta and your rays are …