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Friday night topic: Things that have gotten worse
— 5:15 PM on April 16, 2010

Submerged as we are in technology and its progress, I think we sometimes take for granted that things will and do improve over time. ...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Saturday science subject: Oxygen schmoxygen
— 6:08 PM on April 10, 2010

Think oxygen is a requirement for multicellular life? Think again. As ScienceNow reports, a team of Danish and Italian researchers have discovered the first...

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Poll: Enterprise IT hardware and you
— 12:14 PM on March 25, 2010

We tend to focus a bit more on the consumer side of the PC hardware business, but there's a whole other world out there—that of...

Poll Questions: • How would you describe your level of involvement with the IT hardware in your workplace, including engineering/design, procurement, upgrades, repairs, maintenance and the like? • Have you been directly involved with the purchase or installation of a new server at your workplace in the last year? • How many PCs, workstations, or servers do you have responsibility for or control over at work? • How large is the annual IT budget at your company or organization (best guess, if not sure)? • Do you use a virtualization application in your workplace? • Which brand of server has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Which brand of workstation has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Which brand of laptop has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Do you use enterprise-class hardware to build or upgrade PCs or servers in your home?

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Saturday science subject: Deep freeze
— 2:44 PM on March 6, 2010

Freaked out about the prospect of global warming? A few hundred million years ago, the planet warming by a few degrees might have been the...

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Saturday science subject: Exoplanet atmospheres
— 5:05 PM on February 27, 2010

Finding out about the atmosphere of planets outside our solar system may have just gotten easier—or at the very least, easier without the need for...

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Etc.
— 3:24 PM on February 26, 2010

Well, my Radeon HD 5830 review decided—entirely of its own accord, mind you—to bleed into next week. I pretty much burnt myself out on...

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Saturday science subject: Heartache
— 4:56 PM on February 20, 2010

Why do strong emotions often trigger sensations in our chests and abdomens? Scientific American says researchers don't know for sure yet, but new findings

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Penn high school spied on student via webcam
— 11:12 AM on February 19, 2010

Keeping tabs on students' Facebook profiles is so last year. According to eWeek, Pennsylvania student Blake Robbins got a nasty surprise after taking home...

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Saturday science subject: Your spiritual side
— 4:55 PM on February 13, 2010

Patients who go under the knife to remove certain types of brain tumors may wake up feeling more spiritual than before, according to a new...

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Etc.
— 10:21 AM on February 8, 2010

Our resident Mac blogger, Jason Fox, is also an advertising professional, and his annual look at the Super Bowl ads is online over at...

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Saturday science subject: Pluto's surface
— 4:56 PM on February 6, 2010

Pluto may have lost its status as a bona-fide planet back in 2006, but that hasn't quelled the interest of astronomers. Discovery News reports that...

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Friday night topic: Free e-books
— 7:06 PM on February 5, 2010

With all the of the hype around the iPad and, before it, the Kindle, electronic books have been gaining quite a bit of traction.  Yet,...

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Etc.
— 12:59 PM on February 4, 2010

Ugh. I need a new printer. My old HP multi-function printer/scanner/copier/fax is both decrepit and not fully supported in Vista or Win7, so...

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Saturday science subject: The end of the road
— 5:30 PM on January 30, 2010

NASA has abandoned efforts to pull Spirit, one of the two Mars rovers, out of a sand trap where it's been stuck since last...

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Poll: What sort of pants do you wear to work or school?
— 4:14 PM on January 25, 2010

As we brave the lull leading up to Apple's tablet announcement, we thought we'd update our front page with a fresh poll. This time, our...

Poll Question: • What sort of pants do you wear to work or school?

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Saturday science subject: Cognizing cognates
— 4:00 PM on January 23, 2010

Learning a second language in high school or before can have many obvious advantages, from making new friends to opening up new job prospects. As...

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Steve Ballmer autographs a MacBook Pro
— 2:19 PM on January 22, 2010

What happens when you ask the CEO of Microsoft to autograph a MacBook Pro? Does he take it in stride or throw a chair...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Saturday science subject: Dinosaurs and airflow
— 7:05 PM on January 16, 2010

Birds don't breathe like us mammals: instead of pushing air in and out of their lungs, they keep air flowing through a one-way system of...

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