Are Beats Headphones Really Designed To Trick You?

Last month, Beats by Dre headphones went in for a thorough slagging across the internet, and on this here blog, on the basis of a teardown of the flashy cans. The exercise, conducted by a venture capital outfit called Bolt that focuses on hardware startups, seemed to prove that the headphones were a sham. It turns out… »7/10/15 4:30pm7/10/15 4:30pm

Damn, the Best Way to Get American Netflix Abroad Is Actually Shady

As an American living in Canada, there’s one Chrome extension I cherish more than any other: Hola Unblocker, a free VPN designed to help people abroad watch American Netflix, and other streaming US media. Unfortunately, it turns out Hola is up to some dubious business practices, ones that could put its users at risk. »5/28/15 5:35pm5/28/15 5:35pm

Landslide moves entire home several feet off its foundation

It happened this Monday in Hoquiam, Washington: A landslide caused by the heavy rain now affecting the region—which "has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for much of Western Washington"—knocked an entire house off its foundation, moving it several feet towards the street. »1/07/15 6:40am1/07/15 6:40am

OnePlus to Women: Send Us Hot Selfies, We'll Let You Buy Our Phone

Tech companies have a pretty awful track record where talking to women is concerned. But after running damage control on horrible campaign after horrible campaign, you'd think they'd try to avoid making the same mistakes again. And you would be wrong. Enter OnePlus' new lovely-ladies-only invite giveaway. Because, as… »8/12/14 3:43pm8/12/14 3:43pm

A Brief History of Tech Companies Talking to Women Like Total Assholes

No matter how far technology might advance, there's always been one little area that the reigning powers-that-be have never quite managed to figure out. Or more specifically, an area they've never quite figured out how to talk to. Tech companies, meet women. And then stop treating them like idiots. »8/02/13 4:03pm8/02/13 4:03pm