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Saturday science subject: Charging your laptop in seconds
— 3:35 PM on March 14, 2009

A new battery technology breakthrough could change the way we use handheld devices and perhaps even electric cars. According to Scientific American, MIT scientists

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My first PC... R.I.P.
— 4:53 PM on March 13, 2009

I just couldn't resist.  I suppose I wasn't being honest when I said "I don't have the...

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Spring cleaning
— 1:06 PM on March 10, 2009

My home office is a pit.  It has been for some time.  I have a valid justification for its piggy state, but why waste your...

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Saturday science subject: Look on the bright side of life
— 1:05 PM on March 7, 2009

Could seeing your life in an optimistic light actually help prolong it? That's a question raised by a new study, which links optimism to lower...

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Thermaltake website leaves me dazed and confused
— 4:17 PM on March 6, 2009

The marketing of enthusiast-class PC hardware tends to be all over the map, from extreme branding that targets overcaffeinated gamers to stodgy corporate attempts at...

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All U.S. Circuit City stores closing on March 8
— 9:49 AM on March 6, 2009

By now, you probably know Circuit City went bankrupt, failed to find a buyer, and eventually decided to just call it quits and shutter...

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A trip down memory lane
— 9:24 AM on March 5, 2009

There are few things that I dread more than moving. Transporting a household from one location to another is miserable enough, but throw the...

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Saturday science subject: Footprints
— 2:01 PM on February 28, 2009

Reconstructed homo erectus. Source: Wikimedia...

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Design hard
— 3:56 PM on February 26, 2009

Every so often one of our sponsors runs a campaign that's unique or fun enough that I'm reminded how these guys are a part of...

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Saturday science subject: Going to Europa
— 2:33 PM on February 21, 2009

Probes from NASA and ESA may head to Europa in a little while. According to the New Scientist, the two space agencies have picked...

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What the heck is Egg Saver Shipping?
— 11:25 PM on February 19, 2009

I'm a big fan of Newegg. As one of the biggest online retailers for PC components and accessories, it's received my business for six years...

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Saturday science subject: Mapping the cold virus genome
— 5:35 PM on February 14, 2009

A team of researchers has published the genome sequences of the 100 most common cold viruses. As Nature reports, the work could help develop...

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Saturday science subject: Why did it have to be snakes?
— 4:49 PM on February 7, 2009

Ever see an anaconda? Now imagine being stared down by something over twice as long and 30 times as heavy. That about sums up the...

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Nvidia goes stereoscopic with GeForce 3D Vision
— 12:28 AM on February 5, 2009

Would you put on funny glasses in order to play games if they added depth to the display? This question may be the

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— 11:06 AM on February 3, 2009

Two points of order today.  First, in light of the "Bacon Explosion" discussion on our podcast, I think it's worth pointing out this...

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Saturday science subject: Quantum teleportation
— 1:04 PM on January 31, 2009

Slowly but surely, researchers seem to be inching toward workable quantum computers. According to IEEE Spectrum, Christopher Monroe and his team at the University of...

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Saturday science subject: Alzheimer's and apple juice
— 3:50 PM on January 24, 2009

Besides being tasty and refreshing, apple juice could also help keep your mind sharp as you age. Indeed, according to research by Dr. Thomas B....

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Stereoscopic 3D still sucks
— 1:06 PM on January 21, 2009

Some of you may have noticed a sort of 3D renaissance taking place recently in the entertainment industry. Such high-profile, quality releases as Beowulf and...

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