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Reminder: Our Vancouver, Canada meetup is this Saturday!
— 5:11 PM on September 25, 2013

In case you missed Geoff's post earlier this month, we're planning a TR reader meetup in lovely Vancouver, Canada on September 28. That's this...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

Report: New FAA rules to allow electronics during takeoff, landing
— 2:06 PM on September 24, 2013

Yes! Finally. Flight attendants may soon stop nagging us about turning off our phones and laptops. As the New York Times reports, an FAA...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

Join us for a TR meetup in Vancouver, Canada on September 28
— 4:22 PM on September 13, 2013

Attention gerbils of the Pacific Northwest. We're having a TR meetup in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday, September 28. Cyril and I will be...

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Friday night topic: The decline of fast food
— 5:13 PM on August 30, 2013

I recognize tastes change over time, and mine are no exception. I undoubtedly have different ideas about what constitutes a good meal today than...

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CollegeHumor reproduces every tech commercial
— 8:50 AM on August 29, 2013

Unless you have a DVR, it's hard to watch television without seeing commercials from tech companies. The ads all seem to follow a common template,...

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TR contest winner posts glamour shots of his creations
— 5:25 PM on August 14, 2013

Yesterday, we announced the winner of our "get creative with PC parts" contest. The contest involved fashioning PC parts into something anthropomorphic-looking, and...

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Friday night topic: Your worst job?
— 4:30 PM on August 9, 2013

What's the worst job you ever had? What episode at that job best summarizes its problems? I think the worst job I ever had was...

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Friday night topic: Strange tech problems
— 5:17 PM on August 2, 2013

If you're a PC enthusiast, you've probably spent a fair amount of time fixing other folks' computers, either personally or professionally. I'm wondering: what...

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Friday night topic: hair reconfigurations
— 5:45 PM on July 19, 2013

I've never been a beard guy. Had the clean look nearly all of my adult life, with a brief exception of a goatee experiment...

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I choose to be spied on
— 11:27 AM on July 17, 2013

I choose to trust Google. I choose to trust Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple. I choose to give those companies access to all my data—every picture I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

Friday night topic: The celebrification of food
— 4:04 PM on July 12, 2013

Is it just me, or are people a lot more into food these days? Social networks are filled with pictures of what everyone is...

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— 10:05 AM on July 8, 2013

Morning, folks. Hope you enjoyed the long weekend, or holiday-plus-day-of-work-plus weekend combo. I certainly did. On the fourth, we explored some new avenues for...

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Friday night topic: The professionalization of childhood
— 5:13 PM on April 5, 2013

I don't know how many of you have observed this, but I think there's a growing trend over the past, say, 20 years or so...

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Friday Night Topic, early edition: What's going to happen with North Korea?
— 6:11 PM on March 28, 2013

We're doing our Friday Night Topic early this week, since tomorrow is a TR holiday. Also, because Scott is on a plane flying back from...

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Friday night topic: The rise of rulemaking
— 5:58 PM on March 22, 2013

Growing up, I sometimes wondered what my generation's contributions to the world might be. Now that I'm an adult, I can see those contributions...

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My sci-fi book is on sale through Friday!
— 4:00 AM on March 20, 2013

Hi folks. A few months ago, my first book, a sci-fi novella called...

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Gadgets on the piste
— 10:23 PM on March 17, 2013

Warning: The following is by no means an in-depth review or related to PC hardware. I used a recent ski trip as an opportunity to...

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Release roundup: Cases, coolers, memory, and an overclocking event
— 5:28 PM on March 14, 2013

This week in our roundup of miscellaneous announcements, we have news of fresh products from Corsair and Thermaltake. We also have the skinny on an...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Miscellaneous Memory