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Faster Forward: September 23, 2007 - September 29, 2007

Digital Life: They'll Let Anybody In Here

NEW YORK--At every other trade show I've covered, the general public is not admitted. Here at Digital Life, $15, or $12 if you're a student or a senior, gets you in. Paying any sum of money to spend a beautiful Friday cooped up inside a convention center hall looking at...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 28, 2007; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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Robot Invasion Escalates

NEW YORK--Burlington, Mass.-based robot manufacturer iRobot demonstrated a couple of new gadgets yesterday afternoon. iRobot CEO Colin Angle holds the ConnectR robot after demonstrating the device. (Rob Pegoraro) One, the Looj, falls into the same category of household helper as its Roomba vacuum and Scooba floor washer (here's my review...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 28, 2007; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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PCs Gone Wild

NEW YORK--One of the most interesting parts of the personal-computing business involves building systems for gamers. People who play fast-paced action games all the time may very well be the industry's dream customers: They value performance above all else and they're willing to pay for it. But they can also...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 27, 2007; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Computers  
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A Day (Two, Actually) In a Digital Life

NEW YORK--I took the train up yesterday afternoon to check out the Digital Life show at the Javits Center here. It should be the usual grab bag of computing and consumer electronics gear--but at this show, they also sell tickets to the general public. It will be interesting to see...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 27, 2007; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Amazon's MP3 Store

The MP3-download store from Amazon.com that I wrote about in May is now ready to take your money, the company announced this morning. Any venture by Amazon into digital music downloads would be a big deal in the music business, but this one is also DRM-free--every track is sold as...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 25, 2007; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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Wilting Muni WiFi

Remember that glowing column I wrote about the prospects of city-wide wireless networks? It's looking a little ahead of its time--which is to say that "ahead of its time" could be my new synonym for "wrong." Since that piece ran in April, the Internet provider behind most of the largest...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 24, 2007; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Telecom  
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