Alex Cranz
alexcranz
Senior Consumer Tech Editor. Trained her dog to do fist bumps. Once wrote for Lifetime. Tips encouraged via Secure Drop, Proton Mail, or DM for Signal.
4/3/20
7:24 PM
2

It’s probably better than nothing, but probably not as good as the surgical mask.. Still, given mask shortages, I would go for the bandana!

3/19/20
5:51 PM
10

Co-workers wondered how I got my webcam to look so good.

3/18/20
3:35 PM
7

The perfect show was already made. It was called The Cape, and I fear we will never see such watchable stupidity again.

3/16/20
7:53 PM
17

There is precedent for this. In the comics, when she was a member of the Bat-Family, Kate used a sniper rifle to take out a villain because, “There was no other way.” Bruce promptly kicked her out of the Bat-Family. Read more

3/12/20
2:57 PM
15

Rusty (top) and Maggie (bottom). We’ve had Rusty since 2012. He is a 9 year old stumpy-tailed Australian Cattle Dog (probably a mix). Maggie we got in 2017, she is 4 years old, and is also an Australian Cattle Dog mix (we think perhaps a Pit mix).

2/21/20
7:38 AM
71

just want to share what happens when you install the chrome extension “cloud to butt plus”, which replaces the word “cloud” with “butt”, and forget you have this extension installed

2/4/20
2:16 PM
10

This is to solve 2 different needs. The first, this is for people who don’t want to keep upgrading a PC gaming rig, but still want to play their PC games and even new ones at (allegedly) higher quality, ray tracing, etc. Read more

1/30/20
1:47 PM
10

Taking it to be repaired at Best Buy is the worst thing I’ve ever done trying to fix a computer...

1/30/20
12:57 PM
9

— Friend who worked in tech support found that at least 50% of all call-ins could be solved by asking customer to make sure both the computer and monitor was plugged into the wall Read more

1/30/20
12:01 PM
37

Semi-related pro tip for people that are tech-savvy but aren’t employed as IT professionals(or bloggers): Do not let your boss or co-workers know that you might be able to fix X broken thing. If you do, taking a look at every single vaguely tech related thing will become an uncompensated part of your job. It’s the Read more

1/30/20
11:53 AM
28

I mean, did it work? DID she know what she was doing? I need the end to this story.

1/27/20
1:11 PM
157

This may make me a loon, but I’m always so happy to see a Judoon. On the moon, by a lagoon, at high noon, as a hired goon, with a raccoon, singing a tune...their appearance is always a boon and I hope to see them again soon.