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Poll: Do you shut down, sleep, or hibernate?
— 1:54 PM on August 17, 2011

For ages, I've been in the habit of never turning off my primary PC. It's a desktop, and old habits die hard. However,...

Poll Question: • When not in use, my primary PC is usually:

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
— 9:33 AM on August 15, 2011

Looks like Google is serious about this whole Android thing. The search giant has coughed up $12.5 billion to purchase Motorola Mobility. Whoa. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Cutting the cord
— 5:22 PM on August 12, 2011

So this post in the forums by TheEmrys, along with a recent encounter with shockingly clear digital TV reception in my area with a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Chromium OS tablet UI demoed on video
— 6:00 AM on August 9, 2011

With Android invading an ever-growing number of tablets and phones, and netbooks falling out of favor with trendy first-worlders, I've always assumed that Google would...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Friday night topic: When online relationships enter the real world
— 5:00 PM on August 5, 2011

The eighth edition of the renowned TR BBQ goes down this weekend in Holland, Michigan. Fresh from a smaller meetup in Kansas...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: The ethics of Anonymous and LulzSec
— 6:15 PM on July 29, 2011

I'm sure most of you are familiar with Anonymous and LulzSec at this point—they've certainly made plenty of headlines. Well, in a joint announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Friday night topic: Best fast-food burger?
— 5:48 PM on July 22, 2011

Who has the best fast food burger, and why?  Discuss.

Type: News story 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...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft: Windows 8 won't require a hardware upgrade
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2011

The arrival of Windows Vista caused quite a fuss a few years back—not just because the operating system lacked polish, but also because it required...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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'Only' 999 more days left for XP security updates
— 11:07 AM on July 12, 2011

Yesterday marked an interesting milestone for Windows XP. In 1,000 days (or 999 as of today), Microsoft will stop providing security updates for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Friday night topic: What next for space exploration?
— 5:06 PM on July 8, 2011

Now that the space shuttle program has launched its final mission, we're facing some interesting questions about the future of U.S. space exploration and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Ubuntu ushers me out of the Windows XP era
— 11:02 PM on July 7, 2011

Well, it finally happened. Windows XP is no longer the primary OS on any of my day-to-day machines. The last holdout was my laptop,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems

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TR BBQ 2011 is one month from today
— 2:46 PM on July 6, 2011

Yep, just a month from now, on August 6th, the eighth annual TR BBQ event will kick off on the shores of Lake Michigan. In...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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HP confirms talks to license WebOS
— 9:33 AM on June 30, 2011

That certainly didn't take long. Barely a month after publicly entertaining the notion of licensing its webOS mobile operating system to other firms, HP...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Google+ takes aim at Facebook, is invite-only for now
— 6:00 AM on June 29, 2011

By now, some of you have no doubt heard about Google's answer to Facebook: Google+. The service is currently in an invite-only beta stage—just like...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software

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Friday night topic: Vacation time!
— 6:47 PM on June 10, 2011

So... it's that time of year. Everybody goes on vacation, and we can feel it in TR's traffic, even. The question is: where are you...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Steve Jobs dazzles developers with new OSes, iCloud
— 3:33 PM on June 6, 2011

Wow. I've been enjoying Apple keynotes for the better part of the last decade (hey, Steve Jobs is quite the showman), and today's Worldwide Developers...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac Personal tech

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