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On the marginalization of consumer laptops
— 12:33 AM on January 18, 2013

You probably saw that Gartner report earlier this week about the sluggishness of PC shipments last quarter. Shipments were so sluggish, according to Gartner,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

A tale of tablet flashing
— 11:14 PM on November 29, 2012

About a year and a half ago, I picked up Asus' original Eee Pad Transformer tablet. This precursor to the growing crop of Win8 convertibles...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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

Apple's EPEAT withdrawal underscores disposable ethos
— 8:49 PM on July 12, 2012

There are probably more Apple computers in California than anywhere else in the US, if not the world. Before long, though, you may not find...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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

When super-sized smartphones become pocketable tablets
— 11:16 PM on April 12, 2012

I thought I lost my smartphone the other week. Somewhere between walking my dog in the morning and heading out for lunch, my trusty Palm...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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

The death of the Apple tax
— 11:05 PM on March 29, 2012

The old adage says there are only two certainties in this world: death and taxes. Steve Jobs proved that not even the Reality Distortion...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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

The $300 ultraportable experiment
— 12:52 AM on February 10, 2012

Unless you've locked yourself into the Apple ecosystem and thrown away the key, laptop shopping can be a daunting prospect. A dizzying array of options...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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

Welcome, tablet overlords
— 4:16 PM on January 6, 2012

I've never been a big fan of the holiday party circuit. There's always a certain awkwardness attached to hanging out with people you only...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Goodbye, Mr. Jobs
— 9:44 PM on October 5, 2011

About an hour ago, as of this writing, Apple posted this simple statement on their website: Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

Technology way out in the wild
— 5:18 PM on August 3, 2011

Warning: the following is not, under any circumstances, to be considered an in-depth review or technical article. I've got a rather major one of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

What PC makers think is happening at retail
— 11:57 PM on July 17, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

— 9:18 AM on June 27, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

A few thoughts on Ultrabooks
— 11:31 PM on June 16, 2011

As a die-hard desktop user, my laptop is more of a sidekick than my primary computing platform. I mostly use it on the couch,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

Confessions of a multi-monitor madman
— 12:05 PM on April 8, 2011

The first thing guests will notice upon entering my home office/playground is not the functioning-but-retired T-bird Athlon motherboard adorning the back wall, nor the pair...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays