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Harry McCracken
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Attended Boston University
Lives in The Westlake District, Daly City, CA
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Apple gives the big iPad a few worthwhile tweaks--and hardly changes the small one at all.
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Burt Ward, Adam West, and Julie Newmar get a visit from San Diego's police commissioner at Comic-Con.
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They weren't the best thing he ever did, or the one he'll be most remembered for. But with the sad news of the passing of James Garner, it's worth pausing to remember the commercials he did in the ...
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At 6am this morning, Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, sent his colleagues a long memo spelling out his vision for the company. He was thoughtful enough to post it on Microsoft.com for the rest o...
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To me Microsoft is very hit and miss. Sometimes they wow (Xbox live on 360 was second to none for online gaming, even though the hardware was garbage), and then they make a huge faux pas (Win 8---you don't alienate your customer base by changing something so radically in one step, when they've been using it for 20 years). Xbox One mirrors the Win 8 interface, and it was a huge mistake. They threw out all that was good about the experience on 360. They seem to lack vision. 
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Rumors and speculation are fun. But cold, hard facts are even more satisfying.
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Google+ blew away my avatar portrait and replaced it with an image of a leaf. Anyone know why?
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Last week, General Motors invited me to a press event at which it showed off some new Buicks. Normally, such events involve driving new cars. But when we hit the road during this one, I willingly s...
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Mr. Peabody and Sherman, the computer-animated movie which DreamWorks Animation released in March is--of course--the tale of a dog and a boy who go traveling back in time. So in a way, it's appropr...
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First a disclaimer: I never lost my own personal faith in humanity, and therefore don't need to have it restored. Generally speaking, it bumps along at about the same cautiously optimistic level, r...
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Work
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Journalist
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  • Fast Company
    Technology Editor, 2014 - present
  • Technologizer
    Journalist, 2008 - 2014
  • Time Inc.
    Editor at Large, TIME, 2012 - 2014
  • PC World, IDG, Computer Buying World, CorpTech, Animato
    Magazine dude, 1987 - 2008
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The Westlake District, Daly City, CA
Previously
Portland, Oregon - Boston - Arlington, Mass. - Newton, Mass. - London - San Francisco
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Technologizer founder. Boy journalist, bon vivant.
Introduction
I write about personal technology.
Bragging rights
Dr. Seuss threatened to sue me. I've met both Clintons. And done undercover camera work for Dateline NBC (not involving catching predators).
Education
  • Boston University
    History, 1982 - 1986
  • Cambridge School of Weston
    1979 - 1982
  • Catlin-Gabel School
    Learning to count and spell, 1971
  • Lincoln-Eliot School
  • F.A. Day Junior High
  • Woodstock School
  • Meriwether Lewis School
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