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Friday night topic: Cutting the cord
— 5:22 PM on August 12, 2011

So this post in the forums by TheEmrys, along with a recent encounter with shockingly clear digital TV reception in my area with a...

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Friday night topic: When online relationships enter the real world
— 5:00 PM on August 5, 2011

The eighth edition of the renowned TR BBQ goes down this weekend in Holland, Michigan. Fresh from a smaller meetup in Kansas...

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Friday night topic: The ethics of Anonymous and LulzSec
— 6:15 PM on July 29, 2011

I'm sure most of you are familiar with Anonymous and LulzSec at this point—they've certainly made plenty of headlines. Well, in a joint announcement...

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Friday night topic: Best fast-food burger?
— 5:48 PM on July 22, 2011

Who has the best fast food burger, and why?  Discuss.

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Friday night topic: What next for space exploration?
— 5:06 PM on July 8, 2011

Now that the space shuttle program has launched its final mission, we're facing some interesting questions about the future of U.S. space exploration and...

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TR BBQ 2011 is one month from today
— 2:46 PM on July 6, 2011

Yep, just a month from now, on August 6th, the eighth annual TR BBQ event will kick off on the shores of Lake Michigan. In...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Google+ takes aim at Facebook, is invite-only for now
— 6:00 AM on June 29, 2011

By now, some of you have no doubt heard about Google's answer to Facebook: Google+. The service is currently in an invite-only beta stage—just like...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software

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Friday night topic: Vacation time!
— 6:47 PM on June 10, 2011

So... it's that time of year. Everybody goes on vacation, and we can feel it in TR's traffic, even. The question is: where are you...

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Friday night topic: Handicapping 2012
— 5:15 PM on June 3, 2011

Like it or not, the next U.S. presidential race is upon us. That means the candidates in the party out of power—the GOP, in...

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Friday night topic: Fantasy fiction
— 5:27 PM on May 13, 2011

Maybe I'm not a proper geek, but beyond a few big names like The Lord of the Rings, C.S. Lewis's Narnia series, and the Harry...

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Friday night topic: The rise of conspiracy theories
— 5:00 PM on May 6, 2011

We've seen incidents related to several prominent conspiracy theories dominate the news in the past few weeks, from the release of Obama's (purported?) long-form birth...

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Etc.
— 9:53 AM on April 22, 2011

The portrayal of technology in TV shows and movies has long annoyed me, especially when a really good film does something daft that completely shatters...

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Friday night topic: The problem of rising gasoline prices
— 5:58 PM on April 1, 2011

Gasoline prices are on their way up again. While folks in North America still pay a lot less than others do at the...

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Friday night topic: What now for power?
— 5:30 PM on March 25, 2011

The crisis in Japan has raised new doubts about nuclear power. At the same time, it seems our current alternative forms of energy, beyond...

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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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