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— 9:45 AM on February 13, 2012

Morning, all. We are getting our first real snow of the winter here in the KC area, and the kids are out of school...

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Friday night topic: The trouble with Best Buy
— 5:05 PM on February 10, 2012

While I was out traveling last week, someone remarked to me that Best Buy may be having some financial trouble, a fact they found somewhat...

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PCs in decline? Not for enthusiasts
— 5:19 PM on January 26, 2012

Have you read the tea leaves? The PC is an endangered species, doomed to obscurity at the hands of tablets, smartphones, or whatever new...

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Gartner: Apple was top semiconductor buyer in 2011
— 4:10 PM on January 24, 2012

Apple has gotten big lately. Really big. So big that, last summer, it briefly became the highest valued company by market capitalization in the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Friday night topic: Winter driving madness
— 4:38 PM on January 20, 2012

After a mild start, it looks like this winter is gearing up a bit, dropping snow and ice around various parts of the U.S. this...

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Of CES 2012 and missed expectations
— 10:10 AM on January 20, 2012

Ah, Las Vegas. I had hoped never to return. Yet there I was last week, in the ticket line at the Vancouver airport, cursing myself...

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CES 2012: the shape of things to come?
— 11:08 AM on January 17, 2012

One of the funny things about going to CES is that you're expected to be plugged into the overall vibe of the show, so you...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Smoking and slow-cooking
— 7:12 PM on December 30, 2011

So it turns out both Geoff and I got Bradley electric smokers for Christmas this year. I'm pretty excited to try mine, but...

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Hasbro sues Asus over Transformer brand
— 6:00 AM on December 22, 2011

Asus has emerged as one of the chief players in the tablet market with its Transformer devices, and Hasbro isn't happy about it. According to...

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Ripped Zacate pic becomes TR's Everywhere Girl
— 11:35 AM on December 20, 2011

In late October 2010, I flew out to Austin for the first demonstration of AMD's Brazos platform—and a chance to test it. I was sitting...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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AT&T calls off T-Mobile acquisition bid
— 5:05 PM on December 19, 2011

The carrier merger of the decade won't happening after all. After getting blackballed by the FCC and the U.S. Department of Justice, AT&T's planned acquisition of...

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Holiday gifts for the discerning geek
— 10:51 AM on December 16, 2011

I lost count of how many times my girlfriend asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year. After replying with "oh, you know...

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Researchers: HP LaserJet printers can be remotely exploited
— 3:34 PM on November 29, 2011

Could someone remotely hack into your printer, steal your personal information, and then set the device on fire? Yes, according to researchers who went public...

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PCIe 4.0 to hit 16 GT/s; base spec due in 2014-2015
— 1:13 PM on November 29, 2011

As the first PCI Express 3.0-compatible motherboards slowly begin to seep into the marketplace, the next major revision of the interconnect is already in the...

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A quick look at Gunnar's glasses for computer junkies
— 11:46 AM on November 18, 2011

Quick poll: everyone who regularly squints at a computer monitor or television at least eight hours a day, raise your hand. Do I...

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Friday night topic: The golden age of... everything?
— 5:52 PM on November 4, 2011

I've been thinking some lately about how our modern perspective warps our sense of scale about history. The simple fact of the matter is...

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Friday night topic: Is inequality still a winning motivator?
— 5:30 PM on October 28, 2011

I've been watching the Occupy Wall Street effort and its associated attempts in other U.S. cities with some fascination. The running joke is that...

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Getting acquainted with Arduino
— 10:54 AM on October 21, 2011

I tend to think of myself as a well-rounded geek. Excluding the keyboard-cowboy day job, my attention is divided between hardware tinkering and...

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