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Is there another browser battle brewing?
The browser wars may be heating up again. Mozilla, maker of the Firefox browser, has taken aim at longtime rival Microsoft over the way the latter's new Windows 10 operating system handles users' choices of browsers and other software. Mozilla is accusing Microsoft of overriding users' ...
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I spoke recently with Stanford VR expert Jeremy Bailenson about the state of virtual reality and the tech's likely killer app.
After studying virtual reality for 20 years, Stanford professor Jeremy Bailenson knows what works and what doesn't.
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The PC market is flailing, and few companies have been more affected by that than AMD
If you want to get a sense of how bad things are in the PC industry right now, take a look at AMD. In healthy, growing markets, there's typically room for both smaller companies and dominant players to thrive. Not all that long ago, that dynamic marked the PC industry. But not now.
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Bay Area folks: Have you cut the cord with your pay TV provider? I'm working on a related story and hoping to quote people who've taken that step.
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Under Satoru Iwata, Nintendo followed the beat of a different drummer.
The death over the weekend of Satoru Iwata has not only left Nintendo without its president, but has also taken a visionary leader away from the games industry. Under the leadership of Iwata, who died Saturday, Nintendo was always trying to zig when its rivals were zagging.
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You may soon see some funky new light bulbs at your local hardware and electronics stores.
A new generation of light bulbs starting to hit store shelves will do everything from taking pictures to playing music to detecting fires.
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San Jose's tech scene is about to get some instant street cred
According to a report, Apple is leasing the former Atmel building in San Jose near the First Street tech corridor.
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It's been a disconcerting week for Android users
For the second time this week, security researchers have given Android users something to worry about. On Thursday, researchers at Trend Micro announced they've discovered a flaw that could render an Android device unusable. The vulnerability affects more than half of the Android gadgets ...
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Belatedly, my column from last week about cord cutting.
Streaming of local news, the availability of HBO on multiple devices, discounted Showtime and more make streaming video services more competitive with cable and satellite TV.
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A bit belatedly, my write-up of Intel's earnings
Intel's sales and earnings were better than Wall Street's muted projections, and it offered slightly better-than-expected guidance.
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Comcast has announced pricing for its 2-gigabit broadband service. No shock: It ain't cheap.
If you want the fastest broadband speed around, it's going to cost you a lot more than a pretty penny. Comcast has revealed the price of its 2-gigabit per second Internet service, dubbed X1 Gigabit Pro. The company is charging $299.95 a month for the service — or about $3600 a year.
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If you're wondering what the fuss surrounding the Internet of Things is all about, you might want to check out Target's new San Francisco showroom
Target on Friday unveiled a sort-of high-tech showroom it calls "Open House" directly beneath its Metreon storein San Francisco. Open House includes a mock-up of an actual house made of translucent acrylic that's intended to show consumers how home automation products might work together in various rooms and situations in sophisticated ways.
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  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1995 - 2003
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Government, 1992 - 1993
  • Northwestern University
    Political Science, 1989 - 1991
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