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Friday night topic: the unwritten rules of tipping
— 5:04 PM on April 11, 2014

When you think about it, giving extra money to folks who do certain jobs is kind of a weird tradition. Yet we practice it regularly....

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Friday night topic: the new hybrid hypercars
— 5:18 PM on April 4, 2014

In my youth, the walls of my bedroom were plastered with posters of supercars. There was a Lamborghini Countach, a Ferrari Testarossa, and a Porsche...

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Friday night topic: The new Cosmos series
— 5:27 PM on March 28, 2014

I've been a long-time fan of the original Cosmos TV series, and since the March 9 premiere, I've been eagerly watching the new, reimagined show...

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U.S. taxpayers should treat cryptocurrencies as property
— 10:44 AM on March 26, 2014

The filing deadline for U.S. taxes is coming up, and the Internal Revenue Service has drafted guidelines for accounting for Bitcoins and other virtual currencies....

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Friday night topic: terrible, terrible things
— 5:05 PM on March 21, 2014

I'm pretty sure I'm not a troll on the Internet. Aggravating people to get a rise out of them just isn't the way I...

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Friday night topic: Where is that plane?
— 5:04 PM on March 14, 2014

The story of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 keeps getting weirder and weirder. The Boeing 777 seems like an awfully big plane to just vanish,...

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Friday night topic: Light bulbs? Yep, light bulbs
— 5:00 PM on March 7, 2014

If it's possible to geek out over something and I come into contact with that thing, well, stuff happens. Several years ago, compact fluorescent light bulbs...

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Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange loses almost $500 million, files for bankruptcy
— 12:19 PM on February 28, 2014

Mt. Gox was once the busiest Bitcoin exchange in the business. But the site, which began as a trading service for Magic: The Gathering...

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Friday night topic: Fighter planes and such
— 5:11 PM on February 21, 2014

This is probably very junior high of me, but every once in a while, I just open up some browser tabs to Wikipedia and start...

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Friday night topic: What have you learned lately?
— 5:12 PM on February 14, 2014

Tonight's topic comes courtesy of our suggestions thread, specifically an idea suggested by TR reader BIF. Here it is: What interesting personal research project...

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Friday night topic: Addictions and quitting
— 7:47 PM on February 7, 2014

In my experience, quite a few techie types tend to smoke, and a lot of them have struggled with attempts to quit. If that's...

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Newegg launches $50-a-year Premier service
— 4:21 PM on February 5, 2014

Newegg's ongoing tug of war with Amazon has just gotten a bit more...

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Friday night topic: Worthwhile news sources
— 5:00 PM on January 24, 2014

I've gotta admit, I'm much less engaged with world news and politics than I used to be, in large part because I have struggled to...

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TR's big CES 2014 digest
— 5:24 PM on January 14, 2014

We did this last year, and you guys seemed to enjoy it,...

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Friday night topic: The end of zoos?
— 7:36 PM on January 3, 2014

I'm kind of a zoology buff in my spare time, by which I mean I really enjoy watching nature documentaries and learning about animals of...

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Friday night topic: holiday family tech support joy
— 5:19 PM on December 27, 2013

Do you act as the unofficial IT support guy (or gal) for your family? I just finished up a session with the in-laws involving two iPhones,...

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Merry Christmas, everybody!
— 2:51 PM on December 24, 2013

Hope you have a good holiday, filled with the peace and joy of Christmas. We'll be back publishing on a regular schedule in a couple of...

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Friday night topic: Can we reform government surveillance?
— 6:00 PM on December 13, 2013

Will the recent series of revelations about the NSA and other government agencies spying on the citizens of their own countries (and those of allied...

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