• Post Net Neutrality, Can Municipal ISPs Free the Internet?

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After the Federal Communications Commission voted to kill net neutrality on Thursday, some California cities are looking to create or expand municipal internet service to preserve open, fair and affordable online access. Manhattan Beach is exploring the possibility, and Santa Monica,...
  • State of CA: Keep Cell Phones Away From Your Body

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – New guidelines from the State of California warn of possible links between cell phones and cancer, and advise people to avoid holding the phone up to their head. The guidelines released Wednesday say that although there is no definitive link, some studies...
  • TV’s Cry for Help

    Shelly Palmer  Welcome to the TV industry’s latest bit of magic … prestidigitalization. It’s a new twist on the old sleight-of-measurement trick. Here’s how it works. You buy TV the old-fashioned way because, well, that’s how you buy TV. The ratings suck. You want to pay less because you’re...
  • The End of Net Neutrality Could Be Good for Marketers — And Bad for Almost Everyone Else

    Shelly Palmer  The Federal Communications Commission announced that it will vote on December 14 to enact the exceptionally misleadingly titled “Restoring Internet Freedom” order. If passed, it will do the opposite of restoring anything resembling freedom — it will repeal the current net neutrality rules which were enacted to...
  • Lunes Cibernético: Consejos para mantenerse seguro y ahorrar dinero

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Imagine accesando todas las ofertas y ahorros del Viernes Negro – pero sin tener que dejar su sofá en sus pijamas cómodos y hacer frente a las multitudes. Si esto suena increíble, ¡no está solo! Según la Federación Nacional de Minoristas, 78...
  • Cyber Monday: Tips for Staying Safe and Saving Money

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Imagine accessing all of the deals and savings of Black Friday without having to leave your comfy couch and face crowds. If this sounds like a dream come true, you’re not alone! According to the National Retail Federation, 78 million Americans plan...
  • Messy Desks Are Perfectly Optimized

    Shelly Palmer  While I was out at a meeting, my meticulously neat wife armed herself with a feather duster, donned protective pink rubber gloves, and viciously, mercilessly straightened, organized, and dusted the desk in my home office. My desk was clean, but the results were suboptimal. Everyone is talking...
  • iPhone X Review

    Shelly Palmer  What you’re about to read is going to sound like a love letter to Apple. So, just to level set, I stand by my assertion that “Imitation Is Not Innovation.” Apple’s high-end smartphone offerings are now feature-competitive with high-end Android devices. If you’re an iOS person, this review will...
  • Apple iPhoneX Epic Fail Update

    Shelly Palmer I wrote the last half of this article on October 27, 2017, circa 4:15 a.m. ET. I was tired and in a foul mood. I published it, posted it, tweeted about it, and did all the things I usually do with my content. I received some ribbing...