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Faster Forward: April 13, 2008 - April 19, 2008

New Tech-Support Resource: Reviewer's Guides?

As I was making yet another futile attempt to clean the accumulation of paper off my desk earlier this week, I noticed how much of those printed products were the reviewer's guides that tech publicists usually hand out to critics. I have long ignored these documents while writing a review,...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 18, 2008; 7:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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Insecurity Over Security Software

It's time for a confession: I can't remember the last time a security program stopped me from accidentally opening a virus on any Windows machine--even though my public, widely published e-mail address has to be on half the spam databases in the world. That's because if you know what to...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 17, 2008; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Windows  
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The Tax Filing Frenzy

Shortly after 7 last night, the tidbits of tax arcana that I'd crammed into my noggin over the past month or so began to evaporate. I had finally clicked the "Transmit" button to file my taxes, with about the same doubt over whether I got the "right" number as last...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 16, 2008; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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Won't You Be My Neighborhood?

When Yahoo Maps recently started displaying neighborhood boundaries in a few hundred North American cities, I had to check out the mapping site's take on D.C. neighborhood boundaries. And I wasn't surprised to see that it got many of them wrong. Some of these errors are the sort of exaggerations...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 14, 2008; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  The Web  
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