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I choose to be spied on
— 11:27 AM on July 17, 2013

I choose to trust Google. I choose to trust Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple. I choose to give those companies access to all my data—every picture I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

Gadgets on the piste
— 10:23 PM on March 17, 2013

Warning: The following is by no means an in-depth review or related to PC hardware. I used a recent ski trip as an opportunity to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

The problem with Windows convertible tablets
— 10:56 PM on March 13, 2013

I've been spending a fair bit of time with Windows convertible tablets lately. I reviewed the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T last week,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

Smartphone forecast: Reflective, with a chance of water damage
— 9:27 AM on February 22, 2013

Smartphones are true marvels of modern technology. Although inherently limited by their...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

The obligatory Super Hole VII – Creative Director edition
— 9:37 AM on February 4, 2013

Jason Fox, our resident Mac fan, spends his days working in advertising as a copywriter and all-around creative guy. He has an annual tradition of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

I wrote a novella! Here are some things I learned
— 2:01 AM on December 7, 2012

Fluke: Langara's Prize will be free to download on (and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

My six days with Windows 8
— 12:32 AM on November 2, 2012

So, I installed Windows 8 on my desktop PC last week. It was late on the eve of the launch. The download link for the $39.99...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

Oh, Sublime Text, how do I love thee?
— 12:48 AM on September 21, 2012

Let me count the ways... Okay, so I never dreamed I'd ever spend $59 on a text editor. I mean, there are perfectly good ones out...

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

At last, Microsoft may have copied Apple properly
— 2:52 AM on June 22, 2012

Okay, I apologize for the shameful, troll-bait headline. I realize it's easy to misinterpret, so let me qualify with a statement: Microsoft didn't get where it...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

The other side of Computex
— 7:43 PM on June 14, 2012

It's close to 2AM on a Friday night, er, Saturday morning. Die Antwoord thumps over my headphones to keep me awake. I'm sitting in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

Goodbye, Google+
— 5:24 PM on June 7, 2012

I asked Google to delete my Google+ account the other day. I did it without second thoughts, without regrets, after using the service for barely a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Windows 8 frightens me, and here's why
— 9:43 PM on May 17, 2012

Some people just hate change. It can't be helped. Those people cling to old versions of their favorite software as long as they can. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

If data can be lost, it will
— 3:03 AM on May 11, 2012

Murphy was right. If something can go wrong, it will... eventually. Earlier this week, the water main connected to our house burst, submerging...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Internet

Why do mobile displays get all the love?
— 9:52 AM on April 6, 2012

With few exceptions, it seems, the gadgets hogging the media limelight today tend to be of the fingerprint-collecting variety. Tablets, phones, tablet-phones, e-readers, and anything...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays

Six screens, one desk
— 6:32 PM on March 8, 2012

When I sit down at my desk in the Benchmarking Sweatshop, it feels like maybe I could tap into the Matrix. I've slowly added...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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