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Faster Forward: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Twitter shares some numbers

Twitter looks awfully mainstream--there's no other way to read the data Twitter chief executive Evan Williams shared in a blog post last night. I don't say that on account of the more than 145 million users Williams claimed for the San Francisco-based status-update-sharing service, though that counts as a pretty...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 3, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Social media , The business we have chosen  
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Samsung, Toshiba show off Android tablets to rival iPad

Samsung and Toshiba introduced tablets running Google's Android operating system on Thursday at a trade show in Berlin, but please don't call them an "iPad killer."

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 2, 2010; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Gadgets , Mobile  
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Details about Apple's new iPods, iTunes and Apple TV

SAN FRANCISCO--After Wednesday's media event, Apple afforded journalists a little time to inspect some of its new hardware and quiz its PR reps. Here's what I was able to learn from that, and from catching up on stories from other reporters afterwards.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 2, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Gadgets , Music , Video  
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Liveblog: Apple's new TV, tiny nano and social networking on iTunes

The Post's Rob Pegoraro liveblogs Apple's announces from San Francisco, where the company is introducing new iPods and an updated Apple TV and a new iTunes TV-show-rental option.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 1, 2010; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Gadgets , Mac , Music , TV , Video  
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Big ambitions for the small screen from Apple?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Once again, Apple has issued reporters a vague invitation: Come to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts here to see us introduce ... something. What could that be? Obviously, we're due for a new round of iPods -- Apple updates its lineup at this time every...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  September 1, 2010; 3:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Gadgets , Mac , Music , The business we have chosen , Video  
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Belated BlackBerry Torch review

If your office requires that you use an AT&T BlackBerry -- sure, get the Torch. If it insists on a BlackBerry from another carrier, get a Bold 9650, Bold 9700 or Pearl 3G, the only models in RIM's lineup that have promised BlackBerry 6 updates. But if you've got a choice, shop elsewhere.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 31, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Gadgets , Mobile  
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Gmail adds 'Priority Inbox' option; what else is new in Web-mail?

Google has a potentially neat new feature to help Gmail users tame overloaded inboxes, but I can't tell you if it's much good. The feature goes by the name of Priority Inbox. It attempts to find incoming messages important to you based on which ones you read and answer--a bit...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 31, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  E-mail  
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Verizon ups DSL speeds to 10 to 15 Mbps

Broadband users in a hurry now have a faster option from Verizon -- an upgraded version of its digital-subscriber-line service that comes a lot closer to the speed of its Fios access.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 30, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Telecom  
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PostPoints tip: Don't prove Godwin's law

More than two decades ago, Internet pioneer Mike Godwin made the observation that "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1." That principle has since become known as Godwin's Law and remains--unfortunately--relevant today. Readers of my most recent Web chat got...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 30, 2010; 7:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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