All posts by Guy McDowell


TV Over the Internet – Can You Cut the Cable?

Netflix, Shomi, Hulu, YouTube, Channel B – all are streaming video services providing you with thousands of hours of entertainment. Services like these do it all for free or at a tenth the price of cable or satellite TV. Because of the low cost and

Laptop Spill

What to Do if You Spill on Your Computer

It happens. You sit down at the computer with your tea to catch up with friends. You reach for a pen to write something down. Bonk. You knock your teacup over and it spills across the computer. Now what? First, pull the power. It’s not

Windows 10

Should You Get Windows 10?

Microsoft is coming out with a new version of Windows, called Windows 10. The last time Microsoft came out with a completely new version, Windows 8, it caused a lot of grief.

Twitter Bird

Twitter Drops 140 Character Limit for Direct Messages

Twitter, that electronic equivalent to shouting from the rooftops, has officially dropped the 140 character limit. But only for direct messages. The new limit is ten thousand characters. Still a limit, but you’ll probably never exceed it. But why? Doesn’t this make Twitter a mashup