Category Archives: Tech

The 8 features we want in the iPhone 8

View gallery .Apple’s next iPhone needs to be more than your average update. Apple’s (AAPL) next iPhone is always an absurdly significant product for the tech giant. No matter how…

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Pogue’s Basics: Make Amazon Echo tell you when it's transmitting

The Amazon Echo is getting to be crazy popular. It’s like Siri for your home. Some people, though, are queasy approximately having an always-on microphone in the house. “Is it…

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A 2-minute tour of this year's South by Southwest Conference

For one huge week in March every year, Austin, Texas is overrun by culture & tech. Yes, I’m talking approximately the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals. (It’s often abbreviated…

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Two fake news writers reveal how they ply their trade

View gallery .Fake news writers Jestin Coler (center) & Jeffrey Marty (left) speak at SXSW. (Photo by Mindy Best/Getty Images for SXSW) AUSTIN — A keynote offering a sometimes-uncomfortable perspective…

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Silicon Valley’s favorite sneaker has a wear-and-tear problem

View photo .Allbirds’s Wool Runner sneakers are a hit among tech workers. The problem? They don’t last very long. Pictured: my pair of Allbirds, purchased & delivered mid-January of this…

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Your Next Car Will Be Delivered Like a Pizza

Doritos or a Dodge Challenger? On Wednesday, Carvana, an e-commerce platform for used cars, is opening a vehicle vending machine in San Antonio, which is exactly what it sounds like….

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