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As an American, even one who is unusually informed, my understanding of the crisis in Greece is shallow at best. But I grasp enough to know that today’s historic referendum could fundamentally change the country’s role in the Euro zone or even topple the…
As an American, even one who is unusually informed, my understanding of the crisis in Greece is shallow at best. But I grasp enough to know that today’s …
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If dragonflies, damselflies, and butterflies are you thing—as they are mine, being a bug lover— Paul Ritchie gives glorious, intimate views of them. The Day goes to self-titled “Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora Metallica)”, which he shot one year ago (July…
If dragonflies, damselflies, and butterflies are you thing—as they are mine, being a bug lover— Paul Ritchie gives glorious, intimate views of them. The Day goes to self-titled …
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Yesterday, someone barging into the shot, made it. Today, the interrupter takes away while adding more. Self-titled “photo bomber” is more literal, given that’s a plane rising. Risto Kuulasmaa is right to keep this pic, which he captured on May 29, 2015,…
Yesterday, someone barging into the shot, made it. Today, the interrupter takes away while adding more. Self-titled “photo bomber” is more literal, given that’s a plane rising. Risto …
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We begin the second half of the year with a treat—two, really; shot and shooter. San Diego, Calif.-based Wayne S. Grazio is a former Navy photographer; post-military career “volunteering for worldwide non-profit imaging assignments”. He explains: “I…
We begin the second half of the year with a treat—two, really; shot and shooter. San Diego, Calif.-based Wayne S. Grazio is a former Navy photographer; post-military career …
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It's customary to be polite on a birthday. #iphone  
Happy Birthday! iPhone is 8 years-old today. Oh my, it seems so much longer ago because so much has changed. Think back. Eight years ago, there was no Android. YouTube was but 18 months available to the public, and Facebook or Twitter only about a year. There was no market for tablets, or smartwatches.
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I ased BetaNews readers what they like about #windows10 , and they answered. 
Let the countdown begin. One month from today, July 29th, Microsoft releases Windows 10. Three weeks ago we asked what you like about the operating system. Many of you are testers, and keeping with the spirit of the
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Last Sunday, we interrupted our weekly serialization of my ebook Responsible Reporting: Field Guide for Bloggers, Journalists, and Other Online News Gatherers, because of Father’s Day. Another interruption comes July 12, during San Diego Comic-Con. This…
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Happy Fourth of July and celebration of what would become the United States some 239 years later. Caroline Castillo captured self-titled “The American” on Aug. 27, 2006, using Canon PowerShot S2 IS. Vitals: f/3.2, 1/60 sec, 6mm. EXIF does not record the…
Happy Fourth of July and celebration of what would become the United States some 239 years later. Caroline Castillo captured self-titled “The American” on Aug. 27, 2006, using …
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My wife really loves my #chromebookpixel , which she will never return. Her laptop died, and now I've got #macbookpro  for the summer. Oh my. 
Reviewing most any MacBook Pro is a pointless exercise, because this year's model isn't much different from the previous—or the one before. That's why I typically buy refurbished rather than new. But I broke with that practice last month, after a sudden electrical calamity laid my wife's laptop to rest. Fried and died it is. With Apple releasing new versions of iOS and OS X and launching a streaming music service, a summer sojourn seemed opportun...
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Have to agree, I love my Pixel LS. I'd adapted to the compromises (hello Cloud!)  because the core browsing experience is by far the best on any laptop. 
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We end the first half of the year with something not seen in this series until today. Joe Dyer is a high-speed photographer—taking “natural, mostly birds, and studio shots of liquids glass and other props”, he says. “I use a Binary Logic Photo Trigger!…
We end the first half of the year with something not seen in this series until today. Joe Dyer is a high-speed photographer—taking “natural, mostly birds, and studio …
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My experience covering the original iPhone launch 8 years ago today. Excerpt:

“I think this is a day that you’re going to see a change in how computers, how handheld computers are done”, iPhone buyer Steve told me yesterday afternoon. “It’s a little marketing history. I’m seeing it that way…I think we’ll look back in 10 or 15 years, and like on that day the gadget came out—same thing with iPod—it changed the game”.

He was right about change, but wrong about how little time.

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Maybe the iPhone phenomenon is about purpose or community, making people feel like they can participate in something important or unusual. My wife put forth that theory this …
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With plenty of smartphones already out, it was just about really great marketing. Apple marketing. The story really should be about amazing marketing, and how it alters memories and history. 
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Someone please explain how we come to yet another photographer whose first name is Stefano (see Days 24, 67, and 68 for the others). “Photography for me is about escaping from my technical mind and exploring the creative side”, Mr. Montagner says. “I…
Someone please explain how we come to yet another photographer whose first name is Stefano (see Days 24, 67, and 68 for the others). “Photography for me is …
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I am an award-winning journalist, writer, and real Maniac, being born and raised in Caribou, Maine. But I currently live with my immediate family far from home, in San Diego, Calif.


I am an experienced analyst, consultant, editor, journalist, and storyteller. My communication skills are broader than just the written word. I have appeared on CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, and other radio or TV networks or programs discussing technology and its related cultural and business impact.

During the second decade of the Millennium, my main worklife focus is producing original content, which could make you the star. I contend that "every life is epic", and through storytelling show by how much.

I am available for editing, writing, or speaking gigs and can be reached by Gmail, or you can private Circle or Hangout. Be warned, if you want to hire me: My investigative storytelling style is provocative. I want people to think about things from different viewpoints.

They say you can judge someone by their playlist or what they read. I subscribes to:

  • Economist, Nature, and Rolling Stone on iPad
  • New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post on web and digital devices 
  • Entertainment Weekly, Mother JonesNew Yorker, and Vanity Fair in print, on web, and digital devices

But often the most valuable content comes not from paid professionals but people posting to social networks (hehe, Google+), Medium, and blogs.
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Got my driver's license at 25, because I biked (or walked) everywhere.
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writer, journalist
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  • Betanews
    Executive Editor, 2011 - 2015
  • ZDE
    Editor, 2006 - 2009
  • Jupiter Research
    Senior Analyst, 2003 - 2006
  • CNET
    Staff Writer, 1999 - 2003
  • CMP
    Reporter, 1997 - 1999
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The Hour
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The Hour takes us behind the scenes of a broadcast news room in London during the mid 50s, with a highly competitive, sharp witted and passi

VEVO
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Watch music videos on your Android device for free! Access VEVO's entire catalog of 50,000 music videos from more than 11,000 artists.Downlo

Apple vs. Samsung: the real battle for mobile supremacy
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It's often repeated that the future of mobile will boil down to Apple versus Google, or iPhone and Android. But that’s far too broad. It's S

10 reasons to get excited about the Nokia N8
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'Star Trek' aired 45 years ago today [videos]
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Who bought iPad 2?
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What's wrong with Google TV?
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iTunes pricing is out of control
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Tech News · Downloads · News Wire · Software Store; Network Architect's Almanac. Search for. BetaNews. Hot Topics; HP Kills TouchPad · Firefox ...