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Faster Forward: September 21, 2008 - September 27, 2008

Re-Computing Your Presidential Choices

Back in February, I devoted a post here to comparing the positions of the major Democratic and Republican presidential candidates on tech-policy issues that can affect the goods and services available to you next month, next year and over the next decade. Seven months have passed, those five candidates have...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 26, 2008; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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New Slingbox Adds HD Video, Keeps Some Old Issues

I wasn't surprised to see the second comment posted to today's review of the new Slingbox Pro-HD end with "Tell me why I even want a slingbox?" Sling Media's Slingbox -- a small, Internet-connected device that relays whatever's on your TV to any online computer running the company's SlingPlayer program...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 25, 2008; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Gadgets , Video  
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Fine-Print Gotchas: Which Ones Actually Hurt?

In my post yesterday about T-Mobile's G1 phone, the first to run Google's Android software, we got into a brief discussion in the comments about a fine-print restriction on the use of this carrier's embryonic 3G mobile-broadband network. As a perspicacious reader noted, T-Mobile says it will enforce a 1-gigabyte-a-month...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 24, 2008; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Gripes  
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T-Mobile Unveils First Google Android Phone

This morning, T-Mobile introduced the G1, the first cell phone to run Google's long-awaited Android operating system. This device, made by Taiwan-based phone manufacturer HTC, will sell for $179 with a two-year contract, starting Oct. 22. T-Mobile will offer two different bundles of Internet and messaging services, on top of...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 23, 2008; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Gadgets , Telecom  
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Personal-Finance Tools For Stressful Times

It's been an... interesting couple of weeks on Wall Street. And after seeing headline after headline about the imploding market, I finally decided it was time to see how my own investments were doing. (In case anybody was wondering: No, I don't hold any stock in any company I cover,...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 22, 2008; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Digital culture , The Web  
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