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Is Thunderbolt ready to rumble at home?

Last week's introduction by Apple of its updated line of MacBook Pro laptops might not have drawn as much attention as it did without a new ingredient: a high-speed, multipurpose port called Thunderbolt. From Apple's description of Thunderbolt----developed by Intel under the name Light Peak--as "the fastest, most versatile I/O...

By Rob Pegoraro  | March 1, 2011; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Computers, DRM, Music, Standards, Video  
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Watson plays 'Jeopardy!' with members of Congress

Holt, a five-time Jeopardy winner and nuclear physicist, was the only member to beat Watson in a round of the game, earning $8,600 to Watson's $6,200. Overall, Watson pulled in $40,300 to the members' $30,000.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 1, 2011; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Computers, Digital culture, Policy and politics  
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New MacBook Pros are here

As expected, Apple unveiled a new line of MacBook Pros today saying that the new models take three "big leaps forward."

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 24, 2011; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Apple, Computers, Mac  
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Report: More Macbook Pro refresh details

The Web site MacRumors said it has confirmed images and details about the MacBook Pro refresh expected on tomorrow, Feb. 24.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 23, 2011; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Apple, Computers, Mac, Shopping  
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Will Apple's MacBook Pro launch celebrate Jobs's birthday?

There's new information on what to expect from the rumored MacBook Pro refresh announcement will come this week, on Feb. 24, which MacRumors has pointed out is Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs' birthday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 22, 2011; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Reports: High-speed Light Peak connection in new MacBook Pro, iPad 2?

Apple is likely refreshing the MacBook Pro this week, and may use Intel's Light Peak high-speed connection tech.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 21, 2011; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Apple, Computers, Gadgets  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Lunch break reading: Watson wins big on 'Jeopardy!', Hayley Tsukayama , February 17, 2011
Sandy Bridge MacBook Air update may come in June, Hayley Tsukayama , February 11, 2011
Mac App Store launches, offers iLife, iWork and more, Hayley Tsukayama , January 6, 2011
Microsoft to ship Windows for ARM processors, Rob Pegoraro , January 5, 2011
Netgear says it can fix your spotty WiFi, Hayley Tsukayama , January 5, 2011
Google opens Chrome Web store, demos Chrome OS, Rob Pegoraro , December 7, 2010
Cease Mac laptop purchases until Oct. 20, Rob Pegoraro , October 13, 2010
The missing Microsoft influence at CES, Rob Pegoraro , January 8, 2010
The real opening day of CES, Rob Pegoraro , January 6, 2010
Cheat sheets for setting up a new PC or Mac, Rob Pegoraro , December 18, 2009
Netbooks and Windows 7 get off to a rough start, Rob Pegoraro , December 11, 2009
Netbooks Need A Little More Work, Rob Pegoraro , December 4, 2008
Thanksgiving Tech-Support Recipes, Rob Pegoraro , November 24, 2008
Selling Computers Without Performance Anxiety?, Rob Pegoraro , October 20, 2008
Computing For Cheapskates, Telecom For Tightwads, Rob Pegoraro , October 2, 2008
Dell's Little Idea: the Studio Hybrid Desktop, Rob Pegoraro , September 4, 2008
Looking For A Lightweight Laptop?, Rob Pegoraro , August 14, 2008
Little Laptops Lacking Luster, Rob Pegoraro , June 12, 2008
Computing Reminder: Sleep to Save Energy, Rob Pegoraro , March 26, 2008
"Eee" Could Have Meant "Excellent", Rob Pegoraro , January 3, 2008
Reminder: Back Up Your Data Already!, Rob Pegoraro , October 10, 2007
PCs Gone Wild, Rob Pegoraro , September 27, 2007
More Laptop Thoughts, Rob Pegoraro , August 30, 2007
A Look at the One Laptop Per Child Computer, Rob Pegoraro , July 25, 2007
Intel Joins One Laptop Per Child, Rob Pegoraro , July 16, 2007
Intel's Little Idea, Rob Pegoraro , July 12, 2007
Dell Does Linux, Rob Pegoraro , May 24, 2007
A New Deal For Notebooks, Rob Pegoraro , May 11, 2007
 
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