Why you should avoid those fun social media “tell us about yourself” questions

  It’s human nature; most of us love to talk about ourselves or at least share details about our past and preferences. And social media loves that, too, since it gets people engaged and participating. It’s not just scandalous material that can do you in. Quite the contrary. The most normal (even dull) aspects of … Read more

Holiday Fun #2: Relove some old software…

In our holiday quiz, we made three suggestions for techno-geeky diversions you might like to try: Install a non-mainstream operating system. Because you can. Fool around with software you used to love. No one will know. Rewrite a well-known algorithm from scratch. Prove you can still code. Yesterday, we took at a look at Q1, and the three answers we … Read more

Windows,10,Build,15019,may,be,about,games,,but,its,many,bugs,could,spoil,the,fun

The gaming-focused Windows 10 Insider build that Microsoft promised earlier this week, with Game Mode, Beam livestreaming and other features, is rolling out—but with some game-breaking bugs, unfortunately. What’s officially known as Build 15019 for the Insider Fast Ring also includes a number of more general improvements, including a version of Edge that will read … Read more

It’s football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

According to the NFL, 70 percent of fans use a second screen while watching football. It’s easy to understand why: mobile devices—and the apps that run on them—give us easy access to player stats and analysis, provide interactive features to supplement the big-screen experience, and offer a convenient way to communicate with other fans watching … Read more