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Some folks upgrading to Windows 10 are running into a nasty bug
Some consumers trying to upgrade their computers to Windows 10 have run into a bug that is rendering their machines inoperative. Instead of being able to use Microsoft's new operating system, they get an error that says their computer has a “missing operating system.” Some also said their drives ...
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My review of Windows 10
New software much easier, more satisfying to use for those on traditional keyboard-and-mouse PCs.
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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 using Windows 7, you may want to wait to upgrade to Windows 10.
Windows 10 is clearly better than Windows 8. But what does it offer Windows 7 users? After reading my review of the new version Microsoft's flagship operating system, that's what one reader wanted to know. He felt I should have compared Windows 10 not to Windows 8, it's immediate predecessor, ...
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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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  • 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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