The best iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Fire, Surface, and Pixel tablet deals for August 2020

Apple iPad “iPad” has become almost a generic term for “tablet,” a testament to the massive enduring popularity of these Apple devices. That’s no surprise, given that Apple is the company that pretty much put tablets on the map when it rolled out its first iPad almost a decade ago (2020 will mark the 10th […]

Star Wars reading list: where to start after you finish the movies

Heir to the Jedi, Kevin Hearne. This novel was intended as the final Expanded Universe novel, but it was slipped into the main canon. Where James S.A. Corey’s Honor Among Thieves and Martha Wells’ Razor’s Edge follow Han Solo and Princess Leia, respectively, this would have formed the third part of a loose trilogy, following […]

NordVPN vs. ExpressVPN: Speed, security and price compared

For all that, how much are you paying? The company’s one-year subscription plan costs $7 a month ($84 billed at once). While that yearly price is lower than most other contenders, the month-to-month price of $12 is at the high end of the spectrum. As of September 2019, the company’s other pricing tiers have crept up a bit: […]

In a Pivot-Happy World, We Need to Let Twitter Be Twitter

The main case against Twitter, though — the heartrending frustration felt by Sacca and so many others — is that it’s a mess. It is large, it contains multitudes (for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you), and no one can find what they need. “All of the news, sports, entertainment, human […]

What we learned from the Big Tech hearing—about handling tense virtual meetings

Share examples/feelings: Before their short opening statements, they offered condolences for the death of Congressman John Lewis. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talked about how he was the child of a teenage mother. Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke of growing up relatively poor in India without access to tech. They shared stories of specific small businesses […]

Two Months After Blackout Tuesday, the Music Industry Has Yet to See Lasting Change

Serious change rarely happens overnight, and creating change during an unprecedented global epidemic is surely no easy task. Maybe evaluating the music industry’s progress after just two months is too harsh — how could massive, billion-dollar companies move that quickly? Then again, maybe not — these companies routinely pivot with remarkable speed when they need […]