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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...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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

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Etc.
— 11:04 AM on February 26, 2013

Any of you snowed in today? It's a snow day for most folks here in the Kansas City area. After getting hit with...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Autonomous quadrocopter drones learn to juggle
— 9:53 AM on February 22, 2013

For a little while, I've been casually watching the development of quadrocopters like the Parrot AR.Drone. The camera-equipped, iPhone-controlled Parrot is a pretty...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Steam for Linux hits the Ubuntu Software Center
— 4:31 PM on February 14, 2013

Hey everyone, the Steam for Linux client is now available! Well, that's the title of Valve's announcement, at least. The reality is that Steam for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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The obligatory Super Hole VII – Creative Director edition
— 9:37 AM on February 4, 2013

Jason Fox, our resident Mac fan, spends his days working in advertising as a copywriter and all-around creative guy. He has an annual tradition of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Wine shown running Windows app on Android
— 6:00 AM on February 4, 2013

Ever fancied running Windows software on an Android device? If Wine creator Alexandre Julliard has his way, that might soon be possible. During a talk...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Linux-Unix Personal tech

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Friday night topic: the prospects for more Star Wars?
— 5:13 PM on February 1, 2013

So... Disney bought LucasFilm and the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas, announced plans for three more movies, and has already selected J.J. Abrams to...

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Here's Ashton Kutcher as an historically inaccurate Steve Jobs
— 4:33 PM on January 25, 2013

In case you missed it, Entertainment Weekly posted a teaser clip of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher yesterday. The clip shows...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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TR's big CES 2013 digest
— 6:24 PM on January 11, 2013

We published a lot of stories from the Consumer Electronics Show this week....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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New USB 3.0 spec to hit 10 Gbps data rate
— 10:30 AM on January 7, 2013

Eat your heart out, Thunderbolt. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced a "supplement" to the USB 3.0 specification that will raise data rates...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Systems Miscellaneous

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WSJ: Staples, others, adjust prices based on location
— 9:53 AM on December 24, 2012

This summer, the Wall Street Journal broke a story about Orbitz featuring different deals for Mac and PC users. The Journal is now...

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Steam for Linux beta now open for all
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2012

Valve has confirmed that it's working on console-like PCs for the living room. The systems will run Steam on top of Linux, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Valve: Linux, Big Picture to power 'turnkey' living room PCs
— 6:00 AM on December 10, 2012

What do Steam's new Big Picture mode and the Steam for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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