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Michael Perry May 27, 2015 The radio host, songwriter, and bestselling author will sign and discuss The Jesus Cow, a comical novel about a cow whose fur has a pattern that resembles Jesus.  64 other events on Wednesday, May 27
 
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Tuesday, May 26,2015
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The essential podcast collection

The best of the best voices to pound on your eardrums

By Dave Maass
Podcasts are undergoing a whole new phase of growth. For years, podcasts have largely been stand-alone shows, either recorded out of someone's garage or introduced as a peripheral product attached to another news magazine or TV show.
Monday, May 4,2015
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Is it time to be ashamed for shaming?

Jon Ronson looks inward in 'So, You’ve Been Publicly Shamed'

By Dave Maass
With his latest book, So, You've Been Publicly Shamed, Ronson examines how perpetrators of relatively minor errors of judgment become the victims of immense Internet pile-ons.
Monday, April 13,2015
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Out-of-body experiences

Have fun with inexpensive virtual reality apps

By Dave Maass
While Oculus Rift may ultimately be a more sophisticated device, this cheaper solution provides a window into, not only new environments, but the very future.
Monday, March 16,2015
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WWWedding planning

Three sites my fiancée and I are using to plan this union

By Dave Maass
This summer, I'm getting married to the woman I was looking for all my life. It's true: Nothing so far that I've encountered on the Internet has been as bewildering and exhausting as wedding planning. Invitations? Registries? Our own wedding URL? 
Monday, February 23,2015
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Computers at the California Capitol

How state legislators hope to regulate the Internet this session

By Dave Maass
Each session, lawmakers also attempt to quite literally change how computers work in California, with bills on everything from online commerce to state-funded pilot projects.
Monday, February 2,2015
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Video games you should’ve gotten for the holidays

Four awesome products for your console and smartphone

By Dave Maass
That's why I love video games: All the stimuli are there in one medium that keeps my brain and fingers busy. Here are four games that came out late last year that kept my hands from idling
Monday, January 12,2015
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High-resolution resolutions for 2015

What I’d like to change about my digital life this year

By Dave Maass
By now, we can all agree that New Year's resolutions are about as likely to come true as the wishes you make when you blow out your birthday candles.
Tuesday, December 30,2014
News

The 2014 news crossword

From local scoops to global scandals, it was a year to boggle the mind

By Dave Maass
If you're like us, 2014 has left you totally puzzled. While it may be years until we get to the bottom of the various San Diego scandals, this crossword will help bring closure—assuming you can solve it. 
Monday, December 22,2014
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The worst online behavior of 2014

I could only count to three before running out of F-bombs

By Dave Maass

Sitting down to catalog all my complaints about the online world in 2014, I desperately wanted to orchestrate a way to put Taylor Swift at the top of the list.


Monday, December 1,2014
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The year in San Diego cybercrime, part 2

Your semi-annual police-blotter round-up of digital-age malfeasance

By Dave Maass
There’s a whole class of invisible, digital crimes that aren’t going out over the emergency airwaves. No one’s dialing 911 for data breaches, and patrol officers aren’t calling for backup on scam emails. 
 
 
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