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Faster Forward: May 6, 2007 - May 12, 2007

A New Deal For Notebooks

On Wednesday, Intel rolled out two new families of laptop components--integrated bundles of processors and other core system modules--designed to boost battery life and performance. This set of components, called "Santa Rosa" in development, now goes by the names Centrino Duo, intended for personal-use machines, and Centrino Pro, aimed at...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 11, 2007; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Computers  
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A State of High-Definition Denial

What do this t-shirt, this picture puzzle, this song (MP3) and this collage of highway signs have in common? They all include the 32-character code that a trade group called the AACS LA has been struggling to get taken off the Web. The utter futility of that effort gave me...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 10, 2007; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Video  
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Dell's History at Home in D.C.

Earlier this afternoon, Dell founder Michael Dell stopped by the Smithsonian Castle to hand over one of the first machines his company made--a squat desktop built in 1985, when the firm went by the name "PC's Limited" and made its home at an Austin office park's cul-de-sac. This computer--a "Turbo...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 9, 2007; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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How Many E-Mail Addresses Do You Need?

Since Web-mail seems to be such a hot topic, I thought I'd broaden the discussion a little bit. I'll start with the question one reader asked in a comment on yesterday's post: Why don't you use a web-based mail service for personal mail? What do you use, your ISP's mail?...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 8, 2007; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  The Web  
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Hotmail Web-Mail Beta Test Ending

That's a headline I thought I'd never see--up there with "NASA Deems Pig Test Flight Successful" or "Nationals Take NL Pennant" (sigh). But it's true: One of the three Web-mail services is about to dump "beta" from its name. Yesterday, Microsoft announced that its replacement for Hotmail--first named Live Mail,...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 7, 2007; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  The Web  
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