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Faster Forward: May 27, 2007 - June 2, 2007

So This Is What Palm's Been Up To

After making vague promises of a brand-new device, Palm finally showed its hand Wednesday and unveiled something called the Foleo. It's a tiny laptop--under 3 pounds--running on a version of Linux and selling for $599. But it's not designed as a standalone device; instead, the idea is that you'd pair...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 1, 2007; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Web Mapping Options Multiply

Today's column reviews a couple of nifty new tweaks to Web mapping services from Google and Microsoft. Here's a little more background on the subject: * Microsoft says it now offers those 3D views in 73 cities total. The District is not yet among them--but Cincinnati, Tampa, East L.A. and...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 31, 2007; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Apple TV: Now Safe To Buy?

When I tried out the Apple TV--the small, networked box that plays a computer's iTunes music, TV shows and video and also displays its digital-photo album--I wanted to like it but couldn't. The hard drive was too small and it didn't offer any access to streaming media from the Web,...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 30, 2007; 7:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Guided By GPS

Like a lot of you--to judge from the state of I-95 Saturday and Monday afternoons--I was out of town this weekend, which meant that my wife and I had yet another opportunity to let our Toyota Prius's Global Positioning System unit handle the navigation. It's amazing how fast we've gotten...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 29, 2007; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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