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Gadget Sites Could Be Useful…But Aren’t

There are plenty of gadget-happy, marketing types out there who want to make money off your personal information–namely, what gadgets you own and what gadgets you want to buy. Such sites, like  ProductWiki and the me-too site gdgt, have failed … Continue reading

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Internet Radios Begin to Make Waves

JQ on Internet Radios Cricket matches from the U.K. Trip hop from Iceland. Classic rock from Canada. (Canada?) You are no longer limited to local radio stations–or even satellite radio for that matter. Internet-based streams from stations all over the … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Things the Conficker Worm Will Do on April 1

It's no joke. Everyone (okay, techies and media types) is in a tizzy about a virus that has infected an estimated 10 million computers worldwide and is designed to do something (no one knows what) on April 1. It could … Continue reading

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Broad(band) Stimulus and the First High-Tech Prez

George Washington The signs are there: technology is finally coming to the White House. When Barack Obama insisted on keeping his mobile e-mail device, it was a sign that the times they are a' changin'. Despite security objections from the … Continue reading

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Airblade vs. Hand Towel

Airblade Testing a new product is one thing. Seeing it in action out in the real world is something else, a fact I was reminded of yesterday in the Time Warner Center perched on the corner of Central Park. Between … Continue reading

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Canucks Best Yanks

  Net Neutrality Finally, something that Canadians can crow about to their oh-so-smug neighbors below the 49th parallel: Internet access. According to a recent study commissioned by the Communications Workers of America, the median download speed for U.S. "broadband" Internet access … Continue reading

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Still More Reasons Not to Buy an iPhone

Thumbs Down iPhone 13. It uses a non-standard headphone jack, so you can't use better headphones or earbuds without buying an expensive adapter. 14. It doesn't have voice dialing or voice recognition. 15. It doesn't support wireless Bluetooth stereo, so … Continue reading

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