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    BOOK REVIEW: Hardware Hacking

    Posted Mar 8, 2004 - 1:11 pm

    From the iPod to the Atari consoles; from the Nokia phone to the CueCat

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    E-vote to the test

    Posted Oct 25, 2004 - 12:03 pm

    TABLE: U.S. states using e-voting in Nov. 2 election Group tallies more than 1,100 e-voting glitches U.S. voters calling in to a toll-free number had reported more than 1,100 separate incidents of problems with electronic voting machines and other voting technologies by late Tuesday during the nationwide election. Continue...

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    IT Bookshelf

    Posted Dec 8, 2004 - 2:24 pm

    Stay up-to-date, informed and entertained with FREE excerpts of hot new titles from leading publishers. Take this opportunity to try before you buy.

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    CES: Taking the pulse of consumer electronics trends

    Posted Jan 4, 2005 - 8:31 am

    Sonos Inc.'s long-delayed digital music system, a device that combines video gaming controls with a workout machine, and the latest version of iRobot Corp.'s Roomba vacuuming disc are among the products in the spotlight at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.

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    Apple makes news at Macworld

    Posted Jan 12, 2005 - 11:01 am

    A slimmed-down Mac and iPod, iWork 05, and iLife 05 are just a few of the products on parade at Macworld Conference & Expo.

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    Talking IM to Google

    Posted Aug 31, 2005 - 12:08 pm

    Depending on your point of view, Instant Messaging along with Voice over IP just took a major step toward credibility with the new release of Google Talk (beta), or the market became cluttered with another ho-hum IM and VoIP service. Since Google made financial history and leads the search market, executives adore them, so the corporate response should be favorable.

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    More than words can say

    Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 4:05 pm

    Almost a year ago in this column, I opined the general lack of good diagrams on a certain class of Website. Websites that purport to help their readers figure out something physical like changing a tire or tying a Windsor knot or adding a WIFI card to your PC. Websites that might be selling books and supplementing the books with online information. Well, a year is a long time on the Internet. Drawing good diagrams is still hard. Taking a series of photos that adequately reflect a physical process is still hard.

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    Blog Insights: The cult of Wikipedia

    Posted Jan 31, 2007 - 4:58 pm

    The hubbub this week surrounds Microsoft who wanted to pay a writer to repair inaccuracies in technical articles that appeared on Wikipedia. Here's what blogger's are saying on the matter.

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    Microsoft campus mystery lives on

    Posted May 16, 2007 - 3:11 pm

    A new-hire hazing ritual and other employee pranks at Microsoft Corp.'s Redmond campus may live on, thanks to some good-humored building planners at the company.

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    Blog Insights: Jimmy Wales and his Search Engine (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Revisited)

    Posted Jul 31, 2007 - 2:08 pm

    The great American writer Mark Twain lived long before the era of the Internet and dotcoms, but his imagination still lives on in the hearts and minds of the dotcom world's modern-day Tom Sawyers. In a story set in the early 1800s, Tom Sawyer gets out of his chores by convincing all the neighborhood boys not only to whitewash his Aunt Polly's fence for him, but to pay him for the privilege of doing so. In today's world, Tom Sawyer would be a dotcommer, and his name would be Jimmy Wales.

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