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Saturday science subject: Our friends the parasites
— 2:55 PM on June 19, 2010

Human beings in the civilized world have spent incalculable resources improving sanitation, getting rid of disease, and curbing infant mortality, especially in the past century...

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Friday night topic: The worst summer movie season?
— 5:49 PM on June 18, 2010

Man, this year's crop of summer movies seems to be... awful. I'm not excited about much of anything beyond Toy Story 3, and the only...

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Wi-Fi quadricopter offers augmented reality dogfights
— 10:54 AM on June 17, 2010

This year's E3 expo is teeming with new games and funky motion controllers. And then there's Parrot's AR.Drone, which has four tiny helicopter rotors,...

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Apple becomes highest-valued tech company
— 6:00 AM on May 27, 2010

No, that headline isn't a typo. As the Associated Press reports, Apple's market capitalization surpassed Microsoft's on Wednesday, making the Mac maker the highest-valued...

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Etc.
— 10:58 AM on May 24, 2010

Wow. Six years of Lost, and I don't really know what exactly happened. Then again, I never could watch the show as a...

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Friday night topic: What value biodiversity?
— 6:24 PM on May 21, 2010

I have always wondered about the question of biodiversity. Does it matter that a species might disappear from the Earth? There are many...

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Settling in the Great Green North
— 11:15 PM on May 20, 2010

One of our loyal readers recently asked why I haven't talked more about...

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HP: We'll put webOS in slates, printers
— 8:53 AM on May 19, 2010

Soon after HP announced its acquisition of Palm, executives from the two companies went on record naming slate devices as possible candidates for...

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Saturday science subject: The Neanderthal in us
— 4:01 PM on May 8, 2010

Did Neanderthals and early humans interbreed? Scientists have been asking themselves that question for decades, but now, as New Scientist reports, we may finally...

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Police raid editor's home in iPhone leak fallout
— 11:10 AM on April 27, 2010

Remember how Gizmodo recently came into possession of a fourth-generation iPhone prototype misplaced by an Apple engineer? Although some onlookers initially suspected a deliberate...

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Saturday science subject: The Sun in HD
— 3:36 PM on April 24, 2010

A little over two months after departing Earth, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has started beaming back images of the Sun—images that purportedly have "clarity...

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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. ...

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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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Where have all the good computer desks gone?
— 6:27 PM on March 23, 2010

As you may or may not know, depending on whether you listened to our last podcast all the way through, I've moved to beautiful...

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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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