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TomTom Links GPS To Web Traffic Data

Do you think about traffic? I do. I am blessed with a car-free commute to work, but I am not quite as blessed to have friends and family members separated from me by such pleasant byways as Interstate 95, the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. I've seen...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 17, 2009; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Time Warner Cable Shelves Broadband Metering Idea

Earlier this afternoon, Time Warner Cable set aside a controversial plan to charge its users extra -- in some cases, a lot extra -- for using more data. A press release, not yet posted on its own site, said the New York-based company "would alter plans to test Consumption Based...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 16, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Telecom  
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Another Year's Tax-Prep Torture Nears An End

Be honest: How many of you are a little bleary-eyed this morning because you stayed up late to finish doing your taxes? Yeah, me too. Even though I already did my taxes not just once but twice, as part of last month's review of tax-prep software from H&R Block and...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 15, 2009; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  The Web  
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Who Are You Calling a Software Pirate?

I, too, was happy to see that the good guys won in Sunday's conflict in the Indian Ocean. That's not my opinion as a technology journalist, but as an American. But since then, one aspect of this story has intrigued the tech-journalist part of me: When we have such a...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 14, 2009; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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PostPoints tips: Don't recycle e-mail subjects

If you're having a long conversation with somebody over e-mail, it's easy to click the "Reply" button over and over without ever changing the original subject line. But unless the both of you have one-track minds, that subject header will soon have little to do with the contents of each...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 14, 2009; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tips  
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Who's Behind That Web Site? Ask Whois

Some of you noticed that I made an unusual appearance in Sunday's Post -- our story on the First Family's new dog included a one-line credit at the end that noted "Staff writers Howard Kurtz and Rob Pegoraro contributed to this report." I have yet to demonstrate any expertise in...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  April 13, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The business we have chosen , Tips  
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