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Rediscovering reading with the Kindle
— 11:37 AM on March 18, 2011

Today, I finished my first book in a long, long time... probably years: On Writing by Stephen King. While King was one of my favorite...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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Snooping Timbuk2's camera messenger bag
— 11:36 PM on March 10, 2011

For more than a decade, I lugged my notebook in a simple shoulder bag. I suppose you'd call it a messenger-style bag today, but...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Gloss begone
— 7:57 PM on February 10, 2011

There are few things that I despise more than the predominance of polished plastics in today's notebooks. Glossy finishes are the single worst...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HP announces its first webOS slate, the TouchPad
— 3:26 PM on February 9, 2011

Attendees got more than they expected at HP's press conference today. Not only did the company unleash its long-awaited webOS slate; it also gave...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus shows off a quartet of Eee tablets
— 6:32 PM on January 4, 2011

This afternoon, in a press conference ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Asus unveiled no fewer than four different tablets that will...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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WD's TV Live Hub media box
— 3:17 PM on December 9, 2010

WD's TV Live Hub media player has a terabyte of network-attached storage and works with just about any media file under the sun. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Storage Personal tech

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My iPhone 4 is awesome
— 7:58 PM on August 12, 2010

Well, I finally did it. After misguidedly buying what turned out to be a sub-par iPhone clone in 2008, then waiting almost five months...

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Wading into the smartphone world with a Palm Pre
— 11:37 PM on July 29, 2010

I severed my last land line about a decade ago, so I probably count as a reasonably early cell-phone adopter. Was I driven by a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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We take a closer look at Asus' 10'' Eee Pad
— 10:31 AM on June 3, 2010

COMPUTEX — We visited Asus' booth yesterday for a closer peek at the 10" Eee Pad. (To see our coverage of the 12" Eee Pad...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Apple's iPad debuts: a giant iPod touch for $499
— 2:42 PM on January 27, 2010

Not one to disappoint, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled his company's latest creation during this morning's press event. Dubbed iPad, the new device has...

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Via announces first Mobile-ITX module
— 5:13 PM on January 19, 2010

Fresh from the introduction of its Mobile-ITX form factor, Via Technologies has announced the first "computer module" based on that specification. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Personal tech

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Tegra 2 debuts, runs Unreal Engine 3
— 2:01 PM on January 7, 2010

TR was on location this morning at Nvidia's CES press conference, where the company introduced its next-generation Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip (SoC). Tegra 2 takes after...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Personal tech

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Dell unveils ultraportable gaming laptop, slate prototype
— 1:16 PM on January 7, 2010

The CES fervor hasn't spared Dell, which announced earlier today an Alienware-branded ultraportable gaming notebook, a slate PC prototype, and a host of new...

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Ballmer demos HP slate PC running Win7
— 11:26 PM on January 6, 2010

Well, the rumor mill was right: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer did show an HP tablet device during this evening's CES keynote. The announcement wasn't...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Reference Freescale tablet has sub-$200 target price
— 4:48 PM on January 4, 2010

Speaking of tablets, Apple isn't the only one with something in the works. We recently heard that Asus is developing an Eee tablet, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Swimming laps with Finis' SwiMP3 player
— 11:42 PM on August 30, 2009

Few things bore me more than staring at the bottom of a pool while swimming laps. Finis' SwiMP3 player promises to inject music into those...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Big-screen Kindle DX launches, costs $489
— 11:15 AM on May 6, 2009

As expected, Amazon pulled the curtain off its Kindle DX "wireless reading device" earlier this morning. Sitting above the Kindle 2 in Amazon's lineup, the...

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Clip surgery!
— 4:28 PM on May 4, 2009

No, I'm not talking about getting your dog or cat fixed. I'm talking about the Sansa Clip MP3 player, and my recent foray into...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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