You Can Decide What Ads Facebook Shows You

Facebook uses a whole host of algorithms to work out which ads are most relevant to you, but you can take some control over the process by delving into your account settings and checking up on what the social network thinks it knows about you. It’s possible to add and remove topics to get at least a bearable… »11/15/15 1:00pm11/15/15 1:00pm


Brand Loyalty Is for Suckers

Every year, when a new tech product is announced, the world divides into two kinds of people: people who line up to buy the New Shiny Thing, and people who rant about how New Shiny Thing sucks. Both of those groups of people are chumps. Loyalty to a brand—whether it’s love or hatred—is a poison that makes you stupid. »10/01/15 11:47am10/01/15 11:47am

The Only Thing I’ll Miss About Cable Is My DVR

As far as watching TV goes, the experience provided by a traditional cable provider is shit. Slow hardware, clunky interfaces, unwanted bundled channels. Streaming services are slowly replacing all of this and thanks goodness for them. But there’s an aspect of the old way that I will sorely miss—the DVR and its… »8/14/15 12:00pm8/14/15 12:00pm

Just Because an App Is Popular Doesn’t Mean It’s Good

Some apps are popular because they’re useful or solve a problem. Others are popular because they’re the Kardashians of apps: they’re famous for being famous. Everyone else is using them, or because they have a big budget and “growth hackers” on staff tasked with building mind share for their company. Before you sign… »8/05/15 2:32pm8/05/15 2:32pm

The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile Goes Off-Road With the RC Weiner Rover

The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile is easily the most distinct and recognizable vehicle roaming the country. But that fragile fiberglass body means it’s not really designed for off-road adventures. So to spread hot dog propaganda to hikers, campers, and picnickers, there’s now a smaller RC version of that iconic… »7/23/15 11:25am7/23/15 11:25am