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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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Holiday gifts for the discerning geek
— 10:51 AM on December 16, 2011

I lost count of how many times my girlfriend asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year. After replying with "oh, you know...

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A quick look at Gunnar's glasses for computer junkies
— 11:46 AM on November 18, 2011

Quick poll: everyone who regularly squints at a computer monitor or television at least eight hours a day, raise your hand. Do I...

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Getting acquainted with Arduino
— 10:54 AM on October 21, 2011

I tend to think of myself as a well-rounded geek. Excluding the keyboard-cowboy day job, my attention is divided between hardware tinkering and...

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A roadmap for next-generation mobo firmware
— 10:43 AM on October 13, 2011

Later this week, I embark on a super-secret mission to Silicon Valley to get a sneak peek at Asus' upcoming X79 motherboards. At a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards

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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

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With friends like these...
— 1:42 PM on October 3, 2011

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Cloudy with a chance of backups
— 10:44 AM on September 13, 2011

You've probably been there before. You just realized that you've overwritten an important file and have no way of getting it back. Last month's backup...

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Life after Moore's Law
— 9:20 AM on September 9, 2011

Recently, I've been turning the pages of Michio Kaku's new book, Physics of the Future. While much of its content echoes what was said...

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72-point mystery
— 10:33 AM on September 6, 2011

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Un-bustin' (monitor) caps with a soldering gat
— 11:19 PM on July 28, 2011

There comes a point in every computer guy's day when the phone rings, and a distraught acquaintance begins reciting error messages or describing some symptom...

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The science of fanboyism
— 9:35 PM on July 14, 2011

We've all encountered them. They lurk in Internet message boards, comment threads, and chatrooms. Addressing anyone and everyone, they type up lengthy tirades with Cheeto-stained...

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The more things change...
— 9:26 AM on June 13, 2011

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