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Coverage of NSA snooping nets Pulitzer Prize for The Guardian and The Washington Post
— 6:13 AM on April 15, 2014

The Guardian and The Washington Post received journalism's most prestigious award on Monday. Edward Snowden's leaks about the NSA's surveillance program has led to...

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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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The TR Podcast 152: Intel's new desktop mojo, DX12, and TR does subscriptions
— 12:06 AM on March 24, 2014

Join our geographically dispersed team as they discuss DirectX 12, new CPUs from Intel, and why you should subscribe.

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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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The TR Podcast 151: Key switch explosion, the new System Guide, and overclocked SSDs
— 1:08 AM on March 10, 2014

Join us for our newest jaunt through the latest news and reviews from The Tech Report. From Batman: Arkham Knight to homebrewed keyboards from Razer,...

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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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The TR Podcast 150: From Mantle to Maxwell, and beyond
— 10:07 PM on February 26, 2014

Join us as we return after a long absence with a slew of news and reviews. Did you miss us?

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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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The TR Podcast 149: Kaveri ain't just a river in India
— 11:45 AM on January 27, 2014

Join Jordan, Geoff, and Scott for an all-you-can-eat helping of Kaveri details, not to mention real-time ray-tracing news from CES, the skinny on hard-drive...

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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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