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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...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Our slow migration into the cloud
— 12:44 PM on May 27, 2011

There's been a lot of talk about the cloud lately. I'm not sure exactly when clouds came to represent noisy server farms thousands of miles...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Hacking the planet
— 1:26 PM on May 20, 2011

I've got a confession to make. Books and I aren't as close as we used to be. Online articles catering to a slightly...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Clash of the Sumo Titan bean bag chair
— 10:55 PM on May 18, 2011

Here at TR, we generally can't be bothered with things that don't raise the electricity bill or contain copious amounts of caffeine. However, over...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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The unbearable lightness of whiteness
— 3:01 PM on April 29, 2011

Hey, kids, didya hear the news? Only ten months behind schedule, Apple shipped the iPhone 4 Caucasian Edition into the waiting arms of Anglophiles everywhere....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Rediscovering reading with the Kindle
— 11:37 AM on March 18, 2011

Today, I finished my first book in a long, long time... probably years: On Writing by Stephen King. While King was one of my favorite...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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Taking the bait on jailbreaking
— 3:12 PM on March 15, 2011

So, I finally decided that leaving well enough alone was not enough of a barrier to possibly bricking my iPhone, so I jailbroke that mother—just...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Snooping Timbuk2's camera messenger bag
— 11:36 PM on March 10, 2011

For more than a decade, I lugged my notebook in a simple shoulder bag. I suppose you'd call it a messenger-style bag today, but...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Breaking the broken
— 12:41 PM on February 16, 2011

Last week, Apple updated its iBooks app for all iOS devices. The world, even the book nerd world, did not break out into flash mobs...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech Copyright

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Gloss begone
— 7:57 PM on February 10, 2011

There are few things that I despise more than the predominance of polished plastics in today's notebooks. Glossy finishes are the single worst...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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The pitfalls of do-it-yourself iPhone repair
— 4:46 PM on January 20, 2011

There comes a point in every man's life when he looks at his $699 (retail) phone and says, "Phone, you are, perhaps, my only friend....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Another column about the Verizon iPhone
— 10:10 AM on January 18, 2011

It seems like only yesterday that we were all hot, bothered, brothered, sistered and in a tizzy about AT&T being the sole, sucktacular wireless provider...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Don't go to Vegas—tales of a journalist's first CES
— 7:58 PM on January 9, 2011

It's 10:35 PM on the second-to-last day of CES as I sit on the hotel bed nursing my blistered feet, throat aching from the desert...

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Thoughts on the smartphone revolution
— 12:48 PM on December 3, 2010

I was sitting on the bus the other day, watching at least two people around me playing with their iPhones, and I got to thinking....

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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To hell with netbooks; bring on the slates!
— 12:13 AM on October 22, 2010

After wrapping up TR's latest review of a 10" netbook—arguably the nicest such system so far—I've come away with the impression that, well, it's time...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Yes, I still buy CDs
— 12:07 AM on October 8, 2010

This week's poll tackles the subject of music and, more specifically, where you buy it. That got me thinking about my own history,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous

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The wild and wonderful world of iOS gaming
— 9:01 AM on August 27, 2010

I think I made my feelings about the iPhone 4 pretty clear two weeks ago. In short, I'm enamored with the device, but I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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