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Faster Forward: November 4, 2007 - November 10, 2007

Baseball's DRM Strikes Out

Things that you buy are supposed to stay purchased. But you can't count on that if your property is a video or audio download "protected" by copy-control software: If somebody unplugs the so-called digital rights management system enforcing those controls, you can lose access to your purchase. The latest example...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 9, 2007; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Video  
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Android Anticipation, or Anxiety?

In the movies, you can't always tell if a new robot will be on your side. Will it be a loyal sidekick like R2-D2, a soulless killer like HAL 9000 or something in between--say, Futurama's cranky, alcoholic Bender? Google's Android, a new phone operating system, might pose the same question....

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 8, 2007; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Trouble Spots in Leopard

As people have continued to install Leopard--the new Mac OS X operating system from Apple that I reviewed last week--a couple of issues have emerged. One is a nasty bug that can cause you to lose files that you're moving to a different hard drive or computer if their destination...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 7, 2007; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mac  
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Analyzing Google's "Android"

If you can measure a new technology's popularity by the number of companies trying to attach their names to it, then Google's new Android mobile-phone platform is a big deal. By the time I left the office yesterday, I'd heard from the developer of Android's voice-command software, a company providing...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 6, 2007; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Paper Versus Pixels

A few months ago, I invited you all to talk about what kind of device you would find acceptable as a permanent substitute for the printed newspaper. Now--as I'd promised back then--I'm going to take a look at the other side of the argument, whether print has its own inherent...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 5, 2007; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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