Technology and Money

Happy 30th B-Day, Game Boy: Here are six reasons why you’re #1
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Now you’re playing with power… portable power! [credit: Andrew Cunningham ] Thirty years ago this week, Nintendo released the Game Boy, its first handheld video game console. Excited Japanese customers snatched up the innovative monochrome handheld by the thousands, which retailed for 12,500 yen (about $94 at 1989 rates) at launch—a small price to pay […]

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Hanna TV adaptation sacrifices magic of original film for typical teen angst
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Enlarge / Esme Creed-Miles plays the titular teen assassin in Amazon Prime’s new series, Hanna. (credit: YouTube/Amazon Prime) An isolated teenaged girl genetically engineered to be an assassin must elude rogue CIA agents intent on terminating her in Hanna, Amazon’s adaption of the 2011 film of the same name. It’s a gritty, competent thriller, with […]

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JBL Live 650BTNC review: An excellent noise-canceling headphone for less     – CNET
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This $200 noise-canceling headphone serves up impressive sound, making it a more affordable alternative to models from Bose and Sony.

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Condres OS Conjures Up Pleasing Arch Linux Transition
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Condres OS, a distro much like the defunct Apricity OS, could be a speedier replacement for Linux OSes that have turned slow to no-go in recent new releases. Condres OS is an Arch-based distro that offers many pleasing usability traits similar to three popular Debian-based distros: Linux Mint; Peppermint; and Zorin, which bundles ICE and […]

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The UK’s latest list of most hacked passwords is as bad as you’d think
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Names, soccer players, musicians and fictional characters make up some of the worst passwords of the year, according to the U.K. government’s National Cyber Security Center. But nothing beats “123456” as the worst password of all. It’s no shock to any seasoned security pro. For years, the six-digit password has been donned the worst password […]

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Forget the Galaxy S10, we found a deal on a new Galaxy S8 for $370     – CNET
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We found a Galaxy S8, LG V35 and V30 that each cost under $400.

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The Game Boy made me a Nintendo fan, the Switch brought me back     – CNET
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The Switch perfectly captures the fun and essence of the original Game Boy and NES.

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Earth Day 2019: Go greener with these cool eco-friendly products     – CNET
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Make Earth Day an everyday event with reusable sandwich bags, solar-powered gadgets and shoes made from water bottles.

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You’re not getting enough sleep—and it’s killing you
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Enlarge / (GERMANY OUT) Schlaflosigkeit, Frau mit Wecker (Photo by Wodicka/ullstein bild via Getty Images) (credit: Ullstein Bild | Getty Images) The whole world is exhausted. And it’s killing us. But particularly me. As I write this, I’m at TED 2019 in Vancouver, which is a weeklong marathon of talks and workshops and coffee meetings […]

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