When Shira Newman flies home from Tel Aviv this summer, she won’t be worried about long lines at the airport or short tempers on the plane. Instead, she’ll be concerned about her Samsung Galaxy S7 phone — specifically, the information on it. “How can you protect your right to digital privacy at the border?”
When Diana Rubino’s Surface 3 suddenly stops working during her vacation, she calls Microsoft’s technical support and is given a quote to replace the tablet. But then she returns home and is surprised by the in-store employee’s refusal to honor that quote. “I received a repair quote from Microsoft — why won’t they honor it?”
Ever had a “duh!” moment that you regretted for years to come?
Here’s one: you’re a college freshman living with your grandmother for the summer. You’re running a few errands in town with a friend and you pull into the parking lot of a grocery store. Some guy approaches and offers to sell you a “new” TV, “still in the box”, for just $40.
Ah, your own TV! Wouldn’t that be great? No more sharing the TV with grandma. Can you have a look at it, you ask?
“No, no,” the guy whispers. “Not here.”
“Don’t be fooled by fake electronics: 5 tips”
One of the first things Kevin “Coop” Cooper told me when we met up yesterday to ski at Kirkwood is that it’s “just” Kirkwood, thanks very much. No clever tagline.
It doesn’t need one. Kirkwood is … well, Kirkwood. It’s that Northern California resort that gets all the snow, that stands for adventure, and that attracts a certain clientele. A clientele that’s all about the mountain.
“It’s “just” Kirkwood, thanks very much!”