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Friday night topic: Disasters
— 9:31 PM on March 11, 2011

The news from Japan has us thinking somber thoughts this evening.  Have you ever been present during a disaster, natural or otherwise, or there right...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: Which tech company is the most evil?
— 12:06 PM on March 9, 2011

Microsoft is generally assumed to be evil, Google likes to say that it's not, and Apple is too cool to care one way or another....

Poll Question: • Who's the most evil?

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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HP CEO wants WebOS on every HP computer
— 9:26 AM on March 9, 2011

WebOS has some exciting times ahead of it. Born out of Palm's aspirations to compete with the iPhone, the operating system is now slated to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems

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Friday night topic: Commodity or worth the fuss?
— 6:19 PM on March 4, 2011

We've been hearing an awful lot in the past few years about the personal computer becoming a commodity. CPUs like Intel's Atom and AMD's,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Follow DOS through every major Windows upgrade
— 11:03 AM on March 3, 2011

Some people have quite a lot of time on their hands. YouTube user TheRasteri has posted an interesting video that starts with the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Friday night topic: Public-sector unions?
— 4:39 PM on February 25, 2011

As you may know, the Friday night topic is our weekly off-topic discussion about whatever seems interesting. In years past, we used to have...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 hits Windows Update
— 2:18 PM on February 22, 2011

Just as scheduled, and less than two weeks after the release-to-manufacturing date, Microsoft has unleashed its first service pack for Windows 7 and Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Friday night topic: Your snack concoctions
— 5:49 PM on February 18, 2011

I'm a pretty typical guy, I think, in that I don't exactly like to cook elaborate meals (not that there's anything wrong with that), but...

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Anonymous employee tells of life in the Apple Store
— 11:53 AM on February 18, 2011

Many of us have made the pilgrimage. We know the gray walls, the large wooden tables, the sterile lighting, and the blue-shirted employees. What's it...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Friday night topic: On the arbitrariness of sports
— 5:49 PM on February 11, 2011

I was watching an NFL playoff game a few weeks ago when the camera cut to Troy Aikman providing some commentary. He was gesturing...

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Etc.
— 9:19 AM on February 7, 2011

As you may know, our frenetic Mac blogger, Jason Fox, spends his days working in advertising.  Each year after the Superbowl, he writes up his...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: Egypt on the brink
— 6:31 PM on January 28, 2011

A wave of protest has struck across North Africa and the Middle East recently, leading to regime change in Tunisia and, it now appears,

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AOL spent 'over $300 million' on those trial CDs
— 6:00 AM on December 28, 2010

If you weren't in diapers in the 1990s, odds are you remember seeing AOL trial discs on a regular basis. How much did it cost...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Etc.
— 4:19 PM on December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

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Report: An ARM version of Windows is in the works
— 6:00 AM on December 22, 2010

Right now, Microsoft is making no excuses about shoving Windows 7 into the tablet market. In a couple of years, though, we may see a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems Windows

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XBMC hits version 10.0
— 10:50 AM on December 20, 2010

Putting together a home-theater PC and don't have a spare Windows license kicking around? Looking for a slick 10-foot UI to run on top...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems

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IBM predicts five innovations for the next five years
— 11:31 AM on December 16, 2010

As the end of the year approaches, analysts and pundits are lining up their predictions for what's coming in the next one. IBM is...

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Windows 8 could be shown at CES next month
— 10:06 AM on December 15, 2010

We might just get a sneak preview of Microsoft's next operating system at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. So suggests the New York Times,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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