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  • YouTube: presidential debates were the most-watched political live streams ever

    YouTube: presidential debates were the most-watched political live streams ever

    YouTube’s airing of the U.S. presidential debates via news organizations’ live streams have clocked in as the most-viewed political live streams of all time, the company says. That’s not surprising, given the growing number of cord cutters, the international attention the debates have garnered, and the fact that, generally speaking, political live streams aren’t… Read More

  • The Debate on the NSA

    NSA Debate: Greg Is Reasonable And Alex’s Libertarian Chest-Beating Is Silly

    After a rabid debate about privacy vs. security on our internal message system, we decided to take the conversation about the National Security Agency public. In addition to the video debate above, we’ve included a summary and some new points below. Enjoy. (Also, never let your opponent write your headlines, Alex.) Alex: Recent revelations concerning the NSA make it plain that the U.S. Read More

  • First 2012 Presidential Debate Saw 10.3M Tweets And Gave Politics A New Dimension

    First 2012 Presidential Debate Saw 10.3M Tweets And Gave Politics A New Dimension

    Yes, we know that tonight was a record-setting night for Twitter. The first 2012 Presidential Debate was the most tweeted about political event in company history. Whether you care or not, this is significant and worth noting. Read More

  • How TiVo saved last night

    In case you didn’t notice, two chumps dominated every damn TV station last night and almost ruined my evening. They were spouting off during my prime TV viewing time and I didn’t feel like listening to lies after lies. So, my wife watched 90210 off of the TiVo and I worked on a couple of CrunchGear reviews. But after she was done, she handed me the remote to find something else… Read More

  • Begging the question in the "Are gadgets making us dumber?" debate


    This issue of whether technology enriches or impoverishes our intellectual capacity is by no means a simple one, and while my position is pretty much fixed, it’s good to read others’ opinions on the subject, whether in agreement or not with myself. This little post at TechDirt summarizes the side of the debate I’m on pretty well, and has some links to other, more… Read More

  • Breaking: Apple To Open Up FairPlay DRM To Accessory Manufacturers

    Whoa Apple! First you were all “Get out of my shit!” with your proprietary iTunes DRM, now you’re all “Come into my humble abode.” What gives? Rumor ’round the mill is that Apple will be making an announcement this week and that the announcement will be the opening up of the FairPlay DRM system to select manufacturers. The move could not only help… Read More