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Faster Forward: November 1, 2009 - November 7, 2009

Verizon's Droid reboots its smartphone business

Whatever happened to the Verizon Wireless we knew -- the carrier with the great network but the boring, uncompetitive phones, the company that never met a phone feature it didn't want to limit or disable? The Motorola Droid, this carrier's first phone to run Google's Android software, doesn't come from...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 6, 2009; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Gadgets  
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Twitter adds another way to keep score: lists

Last Friday, Twitter rolled out a feature it had been testing for a few months: the ability to sort the people you follow on the popular micro-blogging site into lists, much like how Facebook lets you create multiple friends lists. My initial concept of lists was no more sophisticated than...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 5, 2009; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Digital culture , The Web  
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Wanted: Guidance for a gadget guide

At the end of November, I traditionally devote a few dozen column inches to shopping suggestions for a wide variety of gadgets. Last year, for instance, I used my column to outline my advice on computers, flat-panel TVs and smartphones, then covered digital cameras, MP3 players and other devices in...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 4, 2009; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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Electronic voting lingers on

I voted earlier today, and I'd like to think that it was the last time I had to deal with an electronic voting machine. But knowing how long old software and hardware can stay in service in large bureaucracies, I fear that I'll have the same experience next year. And...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 3, 2009; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Digital culture , Policy and politics  
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PostPoints tip: Finished punching the clocks for the time change?

This weekend, you should have done your part in the national chronological ritual of setting clocks back for the end of Daylight Saving Time. But if you're like me, you forgot some of the less obvious timekeeping devices after tending to watches, alarm clocks and video recorders--and that's an easy...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 3, 2009; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tips  
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A second look at Apple's Snow Leopard

It's now been almost two months since I reviewed Apple's Snow Leopard version of Mac OS X -- enough time for Apple to have shipped its first major patch to that operating system, and enough time for any new-release shininess to have dulled. Granted, Snow Leopard (aka, Mac OS X...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  November 2, 2009; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Mac , The business we have chosen  
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