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Faster Forward: January 24, 2010 - January 30, 2010

Boxee and Hulu vie to bring Web video to your TV

A TV isn't always necessary to watch TV shows, thanks to the growing number of programs available for free, for rent or for purchase on the Web. But for most people, switching to the Web for TV viewing has required watching shows on a far smaller screen, one with other...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 29, 2010; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Gadgets , TV , Video  
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Answers to (some) iPad questions

SAN FRANCISCO--As those of you not trapped under a rock or living at the far end of a mine shaft may have heard, Apple introduced a tablet computer yesterday called the iPad. (In other news you may have missed, President Obama gave a speech last night.) The $499-and-up iPad's place...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 28, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  E-books , Gadgets  
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LIVE: Apple's iPad unveiling

SAN FRANCISCO--T-Day is here: This morning, everybody expects Apple to introduce the tablet computer that people have been speculating about -- to an increasingly silly extent -- over the past several months. Should all those predictions come to pass, in a few hours we can stop guessing what this thing...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 27, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  Gadgets , Mac  
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Apple tablet hypefest nears

I'm going to spend about six hours today crammed into a pressurized aluminum tube. And that should be okay, because time spent at 35,000 feet on the way to San Francisco is time I should be insulated from the increasingly hyperventilating chatter about the probably-no-longer-mythical Apple tablet. Right? Not necessarily:...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 26, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Gadgets , Mac  
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PostPoints tip: Move the taskbar on a netbook

Small, cheap, lightweight netbooks make excellent traveling companions, but not when some programs and Web sites struggle to fit on their screens. You can make more room for them by moving the taskbar--the row of icons that runs from the Start menu to the system clock--from its usual spot on...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 26, 2010; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tips  
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Verizon denies 'three strikes' policy for DSL, Fios users

Can binging on BitTorrent get you booted from Verizon's Internet service? A story last week on CNet reported that the New York-based telecom firm was disconnecting DSL and Fios subscribers for ignoring repeated warnings (based on complaints sent to Verizon by copyright holders) that they were uploading songs, movies or...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 25, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Policy and politics , Telecom  
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