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Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:20:00 EDTAs voters evaluate the two presidential candidates this year, it is fair to ask whether someone who never touches a computer can truly be in touch with what is happening in the world.
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 00:30:00 EDTThere are grim armies of violent, soulless but technically astounding computer games waiting to swallow you whole and spit you out a few weeks later, but there also are lots of games out there that make you think, or at least, figure.
Thu, 17 Jul 2008 09:50:00 EDTA low-cost, easy-to-use piece of digital technology could make millions of people more productive in their everyday lives: the digital kitchen scale.
Wed, 09 Jul 2008 00:23:00 EDTEquating computer circuits and brain synapses makes computers seem more complex and brains seem more simple than either are.
Wed, 02 Jul 2008 18:03:00 EDTIn 2006, "The Long Tail" made a splash arguing that the Internet, with its expansive shelf space, would mean a smaller role for mega-hit products. Now, a study suggests the Web is only cementing the prominence of a small number of cultural favorites.
Tue, 24 Jun 2008 23:23:00 EDTNew questions are being raised about an audacious legal strategy Amazon.com has used to avoid collecting sales tax in eight states where it has warehouses or distribution centers.
Tue, 17 Jun 2008 23:34:00 EDTThe problem with spam used to be all the messages sent to your mailbox. Now, it's all the legitimate messages being blocked by your anti-spam filter. Next time someone starts telling you about how smart computers have become, remind them about this situation, will you?
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:31:00 EDTAlong with the impossible requests for a bugless, instant Windows 7, Portals received hundreds of practical suggestions from readers about what they would like to see in Microsoft's next operating system.
Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:55:00 EDTWhile it's still at least two years away, Microsoft is already starting to talk up its Windows 7. Gates and Ballmer last week showed off some eye candy that might end up a part of Windows, but here's a few things our columnist would like to see.
Fri, 30 May 2008 11:48:00 EDTAmong food blogs, the cream of the crop is the "cook-through," in which someone picks a cookbook and then doesn't stop cooking and blogging until they've made all the dishes in it.
Fri, 05 Sep 2008 16:57:00 EDTBy giving online businesses a permanent advantage over their bricks-and-mortar competitors, it helps those who need it least -- huge, profitable e-commerce companies -- at the expense of often-struggling local retailers.
Wed, 14 May 2008 00:30:00 EDTWith the acquisition of EDS, H-P is trying to make itself less like Dell -- a hardware company -- and more like IBM, which profits in large part from the advice it dispenses.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 20:43:00 ESTIf U.S. companies can go online to outsource their programming, why can't U.S. computer students outsource their homework -- which, after all, often involves writing sample programs? Scruples aside, no reason at all.