Microsoft tests content filters for Xbox messages

The gaming community can be ruthless and often outright abusive. In an attempt to make Xbox more welcoming and inclusive, Microsoft is introducing new content filters. Beginning today, Xbox Insiders can select one of four filters that will automatica...

Facebook simplifies its Group privacy settings

Facebook wants to make it easier to understand its Group privacy settings. It's doing away with public, closed or secret settings. Instead, Groups will be "private" or "public." Facebook claims this will simplify who can find a Group and see its memb...

Netflix adds data-saving quality controls to its mobile apps

Back in March, Netflix revealed that it was working on a "data saver" feature for its mobile apps. Keeping its word, the streaming service announced today that the cellular data tool that allows users to adjust video quality to save data is available...

Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ feature has controls to filter out sad times

Facebook's On This Day tool is a nice feature when it recalls good times that may have slipped your mind. It has a tendency to bring up events and people that you might prefer to forget, though, and the social network added preferences to curtail t...

New Take on Google Glass


I’ve come around a bit on Google Glass.  Not entirely, but perhaps 270°. To clarify, I’d be surprised if I ever adopted Glass personally.  I’m just an old guy, stuck in some rut from the...