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Google search is the new Ouija board — for predicting holiday presents

With seemingly 3,000 shopping days still left before Christmas, many of us apparently have already given a lot of thought to what we'll be sticking under the tree this year. Thanks to the search-trend gurus over at Google, we can literally Read More →

Take the long way: Rejiggering digital maps to keep the hordes away

Perched on the mountains above Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign is a cultural icon, recognized worldwide. But try to hike up to near it, using Google Maps and a Garmin, and you'll likely be sent far from the nearest trailhead. Los Angeles Read More →

Nothing says Thanksgiving Day like shopping until you drop

Remember way back in 2009 or so when Thanksgiving Day planning consisted of figuring out who was bringing dessert, where to watch the Macy’s Day Parade, how to work the feast in around the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys Read More →

Uber investigating executive for accessing a reporter’s Uber travel logs

Uber, the ride sharing service, is now investigating its top New York executive over allegations he accessed the reporter's Uber travel records without her permission and in violation of the company's privacy policy, reports Buzzfeed. The news comes during Read More →

Wolverton: Breaking down my new Triple Play costs

When it comes to Triple Plays -- as in most things -- the devil is in the details. As I mentioned in my column this week, I'm in Read More →

Wolverton: Want better broadband choices? Move to France

You probably knew your choices for pay TV and broadband here in the Bay Area weren't good. But you may not realize how bad they actually are relatively to what people elsewhere can get. That point became crystal clear for me Read More →
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