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Tom Siebert

Things are getting stranger by the day, sometimes by the hour, on the fringes of technology, and no will blame you if you can't keep up or don't want to. more

Aug 22, 2016 12:00 AM All Things Tech

The Mandela Effect is a term created in 2010, recently enough that it's not ingrained in the language and fascinating to explore because its sudden Snopes appearance shows there is a battle waging to define what it even really means. more

Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM All Things Tech

Over the past couple weeks, it's seemed to me that the online war to control the conversation—at best influence and at worst manipulate, the minds of Americans—has gone DEFCON 3. more

Jun 27, 2016 12:00 AM All Things Tech

“Road to 1600” makes players build a team of advisors. If the 2016 presidential election increasingly looks like a bizarre theatrical game to you, well, at least one local entrepreneur wants more

May 9, 2016 12:00 AM All Things Tech

In our electronics-inspired ADD world, it's become increasingly tough for me to finish a book; I get distracted by a screen and it goes by the wayside after 150 (or 15) pages. But I tore through Disrupted in a day. more

Apr 18, 2016 12:00 AM All Things Tech

Crazy election season so far, right? But what if I told you that maybe, just maybe, in this age of computerized voting, your vote might not even count? Or get counted? Or get counted for the wrong person? more

Mar 21, 2016 12:00 AM All Things Tech

So where do you come down on Apple giving away the keys to its kingdom (and your smartphone) to the FBI, in order crack a terrorist's iPhone? more

Feb 22, 2016 12:00 AM All Things Tech

As we move into Super Bowl week—Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers, you can take that to the bank or your bookie—it's worth considering how much the future of television hinges on football, most particularly the NFL. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM All Things Tech

I write this desperate missive from the front passenger seat of a ridiculously plush oversized rental SUV, trapped in stagnant bumper-to-bumper traffic on the 10th floor of the Venetian Hotel and more

Jan 11, 2016 12:00 AM All Things Tech

When I need a ride-share service, I've been loath to use Uber since November of last year, when one of its senior executives arrogantly told a few journalists the company was considering hiring opposition researches to dig up dirt on its me... more

Dec 21, 2015 12:00 AM All Things Tech

In the same way video killed the radio star and digital cameras punk'd Polaroid and Kodak, technology and societal trends are well into the process of making Black Friday their latest blood red victim, a CTRL Delete on the keyboard of retai... more

Nov 30, 2015 12:00 AM All Things Tech

Not long after starting this tech column gig, I was talking to a bunch of people around town about Internet security, how bad it is, masking your ISP and whether it's even worth it, and other tasty tidbits the government and corporate spies... more

Nov 9, 2015 12:00 AM All Things Tech

Call me Judas. I spent the past 15-plus years of my life either working in advertising and marketing or covering it, and I’m here to tell you the single best thing you can do right now to impro more

Oct 19, 2015 12:00 AM All Things Tech

Previously in the heart of Normal Heights, now on its fringe (3220 Adams Ave.), what Villainous Lair Comics has lost in central location, it has made up in size and, most importantly, maintained in personality. more

Oct 13, 2015 12:00 AM Special Issues

I spent September half-off-the-grid on the Big Island of Hawaii, wanting very much to get away from an increasingly oppressive sense of not only having to be always on, but also not knowing how many entities are always on me. more

Sep 29, 2015 12:00 AM All Things Tech

One of the most fascinating aspects of evolving technology is the way it continually forces change upon the world, welcome or not, and how humanity and business adapt. more

Sep 8, 2015 12:00 AM All Things Tech

The most interesting and exciting startup I've seen in the San Diego area is Wrapify, a tech company with an advertising angle that accentuates individual empowerment. more

Aug 17, 2015 12:00 AM All Things Tech

The biggest event of the year in San Diego-at least until we get the Super Bowl back (LOL)-is Comic-Con.  more

Jul 28, 2015 12:00 AM All Things Tech

One of the most hallowed but overused and misapplied words in the world of technology is "disruption." Everybody says they're looking to embrace the latest "disruptive" technology to change their business. more

Jul 7, 2015 12:00 AM All Things Tech

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