tech

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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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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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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19 Aug 2019

How to Use Tech for Activism

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. It’s also why we’re

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12 Aug 2019

How to Stay Safe Online, Even if You’re Broke

Staying safe in the real world can be a hassle. Installing a home security network? Expensive. Training a guard dog? Time-consuming. Hiding your wallet in an under-the-pants fanny pack? Sweaty. Luckily, staying safe online is more manageable. In fighting back against hackers, viruses, and online trackers, here are some of the easiest, cheapest ways to protect you and your data when using the Internet.

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26 Jul 2019

Which Popular Gadgets Have The Riskiest Security Flaws

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. The dirty little secret

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14 Jan 2019

Why I Miss Life Before Smartphones

I remember getting my first smartphone in 2008. It was a Blackberry, and I was so excited that I’d be able to take care of emails on the go. I was researching my book, “Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply in New York,” at the time and was on the go all day and night. The idea of being able to handle things without being in front of the computer seemed amazing.

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04 Jan 2019

How Billionaires, Corporations, and the Government are Battling for Your Private Data

2018 was a rough year for people who use the Internet, as distinguished from the bots that now account for a majority of online traffic, or the corporate behemoths that continue to monetize us. One bright spot, however, offers reasons for cautious optimism. Facebook, in particular, has screwed the user privacy pooch so many times that mounting global public outrage at Silicon Valley’s corporate carelessness is finally forcing policymakers to pay attention and consider potential interventions.

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