Alternatives to Google products

Restore Privacy collects alternatives to Google products: "It’s been fun Google, but it’s time to say goodbye." And it's not just Firefox, DuckDuckGo and Tutanota; privacy-oriented options include NextCloud for storage, Matomo for web anaytics, Etar for calendars, and HookTube for relaying YouTube videos. Read the rest

Annoyed by Marvel movies that don't have real endings?

"Comic book movies ... are becoming more and more like comic books themselves," writes Ryan Britt. "Serial adventures in which each installment leads to the next installment." Read the rest

The Verge's best tech writing of 2011

The Verge's Thomas Houston offers a roundup of the best tech stories from last year. Read the rest