Jon Fingas,350,min/c:440,350,0,3/q:80/?


Jon has led a double-sided life: he grew up with technology as a youngling but spent much of his time in academia learning to write.  Thankfully, people have been making jobs for people like him.  When he's not telling you why stock Android beats custom, he's firing up a game or engaging in some street photography.


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Vine teased months ago that it was working on support for the Apple Watch, and it's finally delivering on that promise. Grab the updated Vine app for iOS and you can watch those 6-second looping video...

November 24th 2015 at 2:20pm
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Did you recently get a notice that Amazon changed your password? You're not alone. Numerous readers tell ZDNet that Amazon reset their passwords after learning that the login might have been "improp...

November 24th 2015 at 12:35pm
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One day, you might see robots that not only survive in hazardous environments, but thrive in them. University of Bristol researchers have built Row-bot, a swimming robot that powers itself by feeding...

November 24th 2015 at 12:09pm
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You don't have many great choices for home security systems right now. Conventional systems are expensive and effectively fixed in place, while connected cameras are conspicuous and carry the risk (ho...

November 24th 2015 at 11:48am
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To call things tense in Bangladesh would be an understatement: the country recently executed two high-profile leaders for decades-old war crimes, and ISIS (aka Daesh) claims to have killed an Italian...

November 23rd 2015 at 7:39pm
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Your Fire TV (or Fire TV Stick) just became much more useful as a cord-cutting device... at least, if you watch a lot of CBS shows. The TV network has launched an Amazon-native app for its All Access...

November 23rd 2015 at 6:04pm
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The data savings of Opera Max for Android may make the most sense when you're watching cat videos, but music matters, too -- listen to a few albums and you'll easily burn through several hundred megab...

November 23rd 2015 at 9:43am
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Noodling on a synthesizer is normally a solo affair, but Ben Bengler and Fiore Martin have found a way to spice things up. Their Collidoscope lets two musicians play in tandem thanks to the combinatio...

November 22nd 2015 at 11:31pm

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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. It's be...

November 18th 2013 at 12:30pm