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This week's New York Times column

TiVo Goes Wandering, on the Road and at Home

March 14, 2013

You always remember the days that changed your life forever. Your first kiss. The birth of a child. The day you got a TiVo.

I do, anyway. TiVo made me a cultist. “I don’t know or care when a TV show will be broadcast or on what channel,” I’d explain to anyone who would listen. “I just tell the TiVo what show or actor or director I like, and it records shows automatically. I bypass ads with the 30-second skip button. I can watch an hourlong show in 40 minutes!”

Wow, how times have changed. Cable companies can now rent you less polished but far less expensive DVRs. The monthly fee is usually about the same as the TiVo, $15. (You can also pay TiVo a one-time $500.)

People started watching TV over the Internet, too. Most people watch TV the old-fashioned way — from cable or satellite — but many don’t want to be anchored to the living room. They want to watch from any room in the house, or even out of the house.

The TiVo is still out there ($150 to $400, depending on recording capacity). The latest models, the Premiere family, are smaller and better-looking than old TiVos; the high-end models can record from as many as four channels simultaneously...more

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This week's email column

Reselling E-Books and the One-Penny Problem

March 14, 2013

There’s so much to love about e-books. They weigh nothing, they remember your place, you can make the type larger.

But as I’ve written over and over, they are also a rip-off in one big way: Although e-books cost nearly the same as printed books, you can’t sell or donate them when you’re finished reading. So my eyebrows nearly shot off my face when I read an article in The Times indicating that both Amazon and Apple have filed for patents to make reselling e-books possible. These patents would cover not just e-books but music, movies and computer programs.

I took to Twitter...more

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Digging into the practice of fracking

December 30, 2012

Natural gas can be cheap and plentiful, and could supply us with energy for decades to come. But to get AT all that natural gas, you have to delve far beneath the surface of the earth. That's where FRACKING comes in. David Pogue of The New York Times reports our Cover Story...

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Special interest - Scientific American Column

Check out my monthly column in Scientific American magazine! Each month, I take a broader look at what's going on with consumer tech and society….

January 22, 2013

Apple's 5 Worst Attempts at Digital Realism

Many of Apple's skeuomorphic design elements look about as classy as fake wood paneling on a station wagon...more

 

January 22, 2013

Apple Shouldn’t Make Software Look Like Real Objects

Why digital design doesn't have to imitate the physical world...more

 

January 5, 2013

The Windows 8 Glossary

Microsoft's new operating system comes in three versions and runs two different kinds of programs. Here's our guide to keeping it straight...more

 

January 2, 2013

Why Touch Screens Will Not Take Over

Microsoft's new operating system comes in three versions and runs two different kinds of programs. Here's our guide to keeping it straight...more

 

November 20, 2012

How Far Away Is Mind-Machine Integration?

Forget voice control or gesture recognition: gadgets may soon link directly to our brains...more

 

November 20, 2012

6 Electronic Devices You Can Control with Your Thoughts

From toys to mind monitoring, brain-computer interface options are already on the market...more

 

October 22, 2012

How to Track a Lost Smart Phone

In my Scientific American column this month, I wrote about how the police were able to recover my stolen iPhone...more

 

October 22, 2012

Does a Public “Find My iPhone” Search Violate Personal Privacy?

A guy stole my iPhone. I tracked it and posted his address online. Was that wrong?...more

 

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