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New iPod shuffle freezes author's brain with joke overload
— 4:33 PM on March 17, 2009

Seriously. I still have to use a third-party, system-level-altering application to restore OS 9 window shade functionality to OS X (oddly enough, it's called

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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What's in a browser?
— 4:10 PM on March 16, 2009

With word that the final version of Internet Explorer 8 may be coming in the next few days, enthusiasts are once again...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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The weird world of Faces in iPhoto '09
— 11:56 AM on March 11, 2009

Government sanctions notwithstanding, I've managed to reproduce. Twice, actually. A boy and a girl who are fraternal twins. (And, yes, I feel I must add...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Stickin' it to the sat man
— 10:57 AM on March 5, 2009

Generally speaking, Americans believe that more is better—except for, of course, leprosy and Celine...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Mac

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Gaming on a netbook: yes we can
— 10:52 PM on February 26, 2009

As you might have already seen, I recently had the chance to play with Asus' new Eee PC 1000HE. In my journey to further...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Riding Audiosurf's Technicolor rollercoaster
— 3:25 PM on February 12, 2009

It's interesting how gaming habits change. I used to be pretty hardcore, complete with mad skillz and everything. First-person shooters were my thing...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Downloadable content done right
— 3:24 PM on February 6, 2009

Many gamers probably didn't notice, but Burnout Paradise came out this week for PC in the form of the Ultimate Box. Why should you care?...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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So what if I play with bots?
— 11:21 AM on February 5, 2009

Some of my favorite games since I started really getting into PC gaming include Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 2004, Rainbow Six Vegas (1 & 2),...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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It gets better after the first time: Mirror's Edge impressions
— 1:32 PM on February 4, 2009

If you were reading this blog last year, you'll know I was pretty excited about early glimpses of Mirror's Edge. When reviews of the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Nvidia's Ion platform
— 8:00 AM on February 3, 2009

Intel has often been criticized for pairing its Atom CPU with anemic 945G-series chipsets, but now there's an alternative in Nvidia's Ion platform. Read...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets Systems

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The beta craze
— 6:41 PM on January 29, 2009

Like many PC gamers in the last week, I recently fired up the new Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II beta on Steam to see...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Internet Explorer 8 RC1 impressions
— 10:34 AM on January 27, 2009

I didn't think the day would ever come, but it has: as of the RC1 build, Internet Explorer 8 appears to render TR pretty much...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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How is this a game?
— 5:24 PM on January 26, 2009

I checked dictionary.com before starting this blog post to make sure my definition of "game" was correct, but apparently, a game is just "an amusement...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Geek gaming gone low-tech
— 1:00 AM on January 23, 2009

What do nerds do for fun? A few weeks back, I wrote some tips on how to throw a successful LAN party, a favorite...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Thoughts on the Windows 7 beta
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2009

I've already written at length about my (generally positive) appraisal of Windows Vista, yet I'm still eagerly looking forward to Windows 7. While I find...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Macworld 2009: I don't blame you, Steve
— 4:54 PM on January 6, 2009

So this is how Apple goes out from its last Macworld, not with a bang, but with a whimper. Steve Jobs chose not to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Teetering on the Mirror's Edge
— 11:43 AM on December 29, 2008

Mirror's Edge was by far one of my most anticipated games of the bumper crop of holiday titles that have sprouted up over the last...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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The Left 4 Dead aficionado's strategy guide
— 3:57 PM on December 23, 2008

Steam clocks me in at 25 hours of Left 4 Dead playtime over the past two weeks, and I think that says it all about...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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