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AT&T to buy out T-Mobile USA
— 6:00 AM on March 21, 2011

This is another one of those "AMD buys ATI" moments. Except this time, the buyer is AT&T and the buy-ee is none other than Deutsche...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Etc.
— 4:19 PM on December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

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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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Friday night topic: Our happy eccentricities
— 5:22 PM on November 19, 2010

I've learned a few things about myself over time. I realize they mean that I'm a little different than most folks, but I can live...

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Deal of the week: A bargain smorgasbord
— 3:30 PM on November 5, 2010

Black Friday isn't due for another three weeks, but deals of all kinds are already becoming plentiful. Newegg, in particular, seems to be running a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Poll: What's tops on your Christmas list?
— 11:58 AM on November 4, 2010

Every holiday season brings a fresh batch of new hardware, and this one will be no exception. Sandy Bridge is due early in the...

Poll Question: • All I want for Christmas is...

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Friday night topic: Halloween costumes
— 5:02 PM on October 29, 2010

Halloween is just a few days away, and I'm horribly behind on getting a costume together. This happens every year, it seems. Usually,...

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Analysts: Apple could buy EA, Facebook, or Netflix
— 2:24 PM on October 26, 2010

Apple is flush with cash. With a reported $51 billion in the bank, not to mention ever-growing profits and a market valuation second only...

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Etc.
— 11:22 AM on October 7, 2010

As a reviewer, I work with a lot of different press contacts at various companies. Having a good contact in a key position can be...

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