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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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Un-bustin' (monitor) caps with a soldering gat
— 11:19 PM on July 28, 2011

There comes a point in every computer guy's day when the phone rings, and a distraught acquaintance begins reciting error messages or describing some symptom...

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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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The science of fanboyism
— 9:35 PM on July 14, 2011

We've all encountered them. They lurk in Internet message boards, comment threads, and chatrooms. Addressing anyone and everyone, they type up lengthy tirades with Cheeto-stained...

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Microsoft: Windows 8 won't require a hardware upgrade
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2011

The arrival of Windows Vista caused quite a fuss a few years back—not just because the operating system lacked polish, but also because it required...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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Could we see a Microsoft-branded tablet next year?
— 9:26 AM on June 8, 2011

In the wake of last week's Windows 8 demos, it's pretty clear Microsoft's new operating system will power a whole host of new tablet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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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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Could Windows 8's new UI be a sign of things to come?
— 1:44 PM on June 3, 2011

If what Microsoft showed earlier this week is any indication, Windows 8 looks set to abandon age-old user interface paradigms and serve up a full-screen,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Mac

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Microsoft demos Windows 8's new interface
— 12:33 AM on June 2, 2011

Late yesterday, Microsoft lifted the veil off Windows 8, previewing a new user interface designed to bridge the gap between conventional PCs and touch-enabled...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Our slow migration into the cloud
— 12:44 PM on May 27, 2011

There's been a lot of talk about the cloud lately. I'm not sure exactly when clouds came to represent noisy server farms thousands of miles...

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Ballmer should resign, says hedge fund manager
— 9:48 AM on May 26, 2011

Should Steve Ballmer step down as Microsoft's CEO? While his tenure continues to see Microsoft rake in billions of dollars in profits every quarter,...

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Ballmer lets slip Windows 8 release schedule, backtracks
— 10:51 AM on May 24, 2011

Something strange happened at the Microsoft Developer Forum in Tokyo, Japan yesterday. According to the official transcript on Microsoft's website, CEO Steve Ballmer said...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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