How To Check Facebook Without Going on Facebook

Here's the situation: you're interested in what's happening in the lives of a few of your friends, but you're reluctant to open up Facebook lest you get submerged in the usual tide of branded offers, game requests, and inane updates from people you haven't seen for several years. Don't worry! There are ways to check… » 6/10/14 12:21pm 6/10/14 12:21pm

The Scientist for iOS: Top-Ranked Science News Straight to Your Phone

With the number of newsreaders littering the mobile sphere, it's almsot surprising that there aren't more niche-specific versions popping up amidst their more general brethren. But that's exactly what The Scientist is—a no-nonsense, crowdsourced newsreader to keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the… » 8/07/13 6:00pm 8/07/13 6:00pm

Even Google Reader Replacements Are Shutting Down

When Google Reader finally closed its doors, it shoved thousands of teary-eyed RSS fans into cyberspace, adrift, where we flailed around desperately for a suitable replacement. Many services rose to the challenge, but the incoming wave was a lot to handle. Too much for one of our favorite alternatives—The Old… » 7/29/13 4:50pm 7/29/13 4:50pm

Saying Goodbye to Google Reader, My Own Little Corner of the Internet

RSS isn't rocket science. And while Google Reader is gasping its last breaths—after this weekend, it's gone forever—there's already a veritable army of newcomers vying to replace it. There's even a good chance one of them will be better than the dead-end Google Reader ever could have been. That's great and all, but… » 7/01/13 11:04am 7/01/13 11:04am

10 Google Reader Alternatives That Will Ease Your RSS Pain

Google Reader is on its deathbed, slated to meet its end on July 1st. Its demise has been looming in the distance for a while, so this should come as no surprise. And while this is certainly a time of mourning, there's the unseemly business of finding a replacement. Here's a list of platform agnostic alternatives that… » 7/01/13 9:08am 7/01/13 9:08am

Digg Reader Hands-On: Your Google Reader Life Raft Is Here

Here's the good news: Digg Reader is a real thing in the world that exists, and at the very latest, you'll have access to it by next Wednesday, June 26th. I just landed at an early invite page for the service, and with a click, imported my 500 or so feeds from Google Reader in seconds. Hey, it works. » 6/21/13 12:13pm 6/21/13 12:13pm

Turns Out Google's Reader Replacement Is Pretty Much Useless

When Google announced back in March that it would be killing off Reader on July 1st, a lot of people freaked out. At the time Google cited a decline in usage for its demise beyond a general narrowing of focus on core products. Today, though, Google has clarified to Wired why it killed Reader, and what will fill the… » 6/06/13 10:20am 6/06/13 10:20am