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Faster Forward: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

Barnes & Noble's Nook: A new character in the e-book story

Today's column covers something I'd once hoped to review back in December, Barnes & Noble's Nook electronic-book reader. But New York-based B&N sold out its initial inventory, and this $259 e-book reader has been listed as back-ordered ever since. The company's PR department was unable to provide even a vague...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 15, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  E-books , Gadgets  
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RealNetworks' CEO exits; its woes remain

RealNetworks founder and chief executive Rob Glaser gave up his job yesterday. The move concludes one of the longest reigns in the technology industry, but it won't stop that company's slide into irrelevance. The Seattle software developer, having gone from pioneer to pest, has spent the last few years just...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 14, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Music , Video  
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Google threatens to log off from China over hacking attempts

Google is fed up with the government of the People's Republic of China and may walk away from the entire country if things don't improve. Google laid out its cards in a quietly angry blog post yesterday afternoon titled "A new approach to China." The post related how the Web-search...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 13, 2010; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Policy and politics , Security  
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CES follow-up: How a few reporting tools fared

When I get back from my annual trek to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, two things are in store: catching up on sleep and evaluating how new hardware and software functioned in that stressful environment. This time around, I don't want to talk laptops and cameras, as I...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 12, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  CES 2010 , The business we have chosen  
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PostPoints tip: Laptop battery defaults can be at fault

Your laptop's default power-management settings may make you take extra steps to put the computer in sleep mode or wake it up, wasting battery life and your time in the process. To check your PC's manufacturer's choices (Apple's Mac laptops come with correct defaults), right-click the battery-gauge icon at the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 12, 2010; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tips  
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A walk through the CES show floor

LAS VEGAS--As the Consumer Electronics Show neared its end, I took a little time to indulge in one of the sillier parts of my coverage. That would be the part where I stood at one end of the Central Hall of the convention center here, then walked to the other...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 11, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  CES 2010  
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