tech

07 Feb 2020

Facebook is Even Tracking Your “Off-Facebook Activity”. Here’s How to Change That.

Our Tech Column was made possible by the fine folks at Mozilla Firefox.  The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.  And that’s why we love Firefox as our browser, and you should too. GUEST POST BY DAVID

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27 Jan 2020

Teaching Your Kids About Sex? There’s an App For That!

by Laurie Riihimaki Ok, so it’s official, parenting just got lazier. Now there are actually apps that help you teach your kid about sex! All the awkward questions you used to have to answer are now handed off to an age-appropriate Siri-equivalent. And I get it, parents, it’s not always

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18 Feb 2020

The Delicious Card: Rad Deals at 30+ SF Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 30 of your favorite SF eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, and support local journalism.

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30 Dec 2019

The New York Times Is Trolling SF and California Again and it’s Garbage

The New York Times positively lives to troll San Francisco. Sometimes, it’s a prurient examination of the lives of people who rummage through trash for a living, as if that yields valuable insights about us. Other times, it’s about how dirty streets are apparently unique to this city. Still other times,

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18 Nov 2019

Are New Smart Devices Really Better Than Old Dumb Ones?

As our country’s permanent festival of capitalism and conspicuous consumption marches forward, prepare for some holiday-infused reminders of what you, your family, and friends must absolutely buy to stay happy. And this year, what you absolutely need to buy is the Internet, but on devices.

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15 Nov 2019

How the Spotify Algorithm is Ruining My Work Life

Algorithms increasingly seem to be running our lives. They’re used in courts, hospitals, and banks. The use of the algorithms bring up a lot of concerns about bias, privacy, and the kind of content they share. I have a much more basic problem with them: they’re stupid.

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11 Nov 2019

Why DNA Tests Might be a Terrible Idea

DNA tests—like those offered by companies 23andMe, Ancestry.com, and FamilyTreeDNA—come with a simple promise. In exchange for cash and some spit in a tube, you can learn your deepest, most ancestral secrets.

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01 Nov 2019

Millennials Experience “Load Rage” Over Slow Download Speeds

“Roughly 5,342 years remaining. Please do not turn off your computer.” Gen Xers who came of age during the AOL era look back on warnings like this with nostalgia. Load rage wasn’t a thing then. For millennials, however, nothing causes more indignation than a download lasting more than five seconds.

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26 Aug 2019

What the Hell is Blockchain, and Why Won’t Men Stop Telling Me About it?

You’ve heard about it on dates. You’ve read about it on Tinder profiles. You’ve seen it emblazoned on startup t-shirts worn at 21st Amendment.

“Blockchain.”

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