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Rob Pegoraro
Worked at The Washington Post
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I tried to take Monday off and only partially succeeded, then got knocked down for most of the next three days by a completely-unsurprising CES cold. That event isn’t just a trade show, it’s a massively-multiplayer biological-warfare experiment. On the…
I tried to take Monday off and only partially succeeded, then got knocked down for most of the next three days by a completely-unsurprising CES cold. That event isn’t just a trade show, it …
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I wrapped up the tech-journalism hell week that is CES with a red-eye flight out of Vegas last night, as if I wasn’t tired enough after writing close to 6,000 words of copy and doing two panels, one radio interview and one on-stage intro. So if you’re…
I wrapped up the tech-journalism hell week that is CES with a red-eye flight out of Vegas last night, as if I wasn’t tired enough after writing close to 6,000 words of copy and doing two pane…
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The slowest week of the entire year saw only one story appear under my byline. I’ll more than make that up this week as I cover my 20th CES in a row (!). Any gadget news you’d like me to look out for while I’m in Vegas? 12/26/2016: OK, Google: Please do…
The slowest week of the entire year saw only one story appear under my byline. I’ll more than make that up this week as I cover my 20th CES in a row (!). Any gadget news you’d like me t…
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A good alternative to Apple's defunct ipod classic ? 160g is the minimum I need and iTunes compatibility is vital.
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This time of year means falling behind on gift shopping and getting overrun by CES pitches, but it also brings my annual excuse to make my mom’s Christmas-cookies recipe. It’s pretty great and not that much work, though the dough does call for an…
This time of year means falling behind on gift shopping and getting overrun by CES pitches, but it also brings my annual excuse to make my mom’s Christmas-cookies recipe. It’s pretty gr…
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Hi +Rob Pegoraro​ My name is Victor Smith. You look nice in your profile photo. Please are you married or single? I am single and looking for a serious relationship.

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With Thursday’s hard frost, another year of backyard gardening has come to an end and it’s time once again to take stock of a hobby that makes zero financial sense if you put any value on your time. (For reference: my 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011…
With Thursday’s hard frost, another year of backyard gardening has come to an end and it’s time once again to take stock of a hobby that makes zero financial sense if you put any value …
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It’s hard to believe that I only have one full work week left in this year. 12/5/2016: Why Trump is bad news for America’s freelancers, Yahoo Finance This look at the increasing role of independent workers in the U.S. economy–and what nuking the…
It’s hard to believe that I only have one full work week left in this year. 12/5/2016: Why Trump is bad news for America’s freelancers, Yahoo Finance This look at the increasing role of…
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  I took the same laptop to CES for the fifth year in a row, which is not the sort of thing you should admit at CES. I’m blaming Apple for that, in the form of its failure to ship an affordable update to the MacBook Air, but 2016’s Windows laptops also…
I took the same laptop to CES for the fifth year in a row, which is not the sort of thing you should admit at CES. I’m blaming Apple for that, in the form of its failure to ship an aff…
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January 1998 brought something new to my schedule: a flight to Vegas (Southwest from BWI through Midway) and four days at the Consumer Electronics Show. I’m pretty sure that at the time, I didn’t think this event would occupy my January schedule for the…
January 1998 brought something new to my schedule: a flight to Vegas (Southwest from BWI through Midway) and four days at the Consumer Electronics Show. I’m pretty sure that at the time, I di…
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This has been a trash bag of a year in so many ways, but on a personal level it could have been worse. As in, for a few weeks in the late winter I thought the overwhelming source of my income would vanish along with most of the Yahoo Tech operation.…
This has been a trash bag of a year in so many ways, but on a personal level it could have been worse. As in, for a few weeks in the late winter I thought the overwhelming source of my income would…
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Merry Christmas! Today is five years and a day from the start of my USA Today column. They never did get around to putting a “#Help” title on the column (though I still use that on my invoices) and they’ve cut back on its length (shrinking its share of my…
Merry Christmas! Today is five years and a day from the start of my USA Today column. They never did get around to putting a “#Help” title on the column (though I still use that on my i…
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With no swank holiday parties hosted by trade groups or PR shops to clog my schedule  (I’m sure my invitations only got lost in the mail…), my one big work night out this week was a screening of the movie Hidden Figures at the National Museum of…
With no swank holiday parties hosted by trade groups or PR shops to clog my schedule (I’m sure my invitations only got lost in the mail…), my one big work night out this week was a scr…
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Yesterday I logged into my Verizon account for the first time in months and got an unpleasant and embarrassing surprise: a $2.80 “router maintenance” fee for having an old router. It was unpleasant as all junk fees are, embarrassing because I’d covered…
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Funny (but not really), this is almost exactly what happened to me, except I was assured that since I had my own router that I would NOT be charged the maintenance fee, and then I found it on there a few months later!
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Curious, sometimes cranky freelance tech journalist; occasional international statesman of goodwill
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I try to make sense of computers, consumer electronics, telecom services, the Internet, software and other things that beep or blink through my reporting, reviewing and analysis. I've done that in multiple channels: print, Web, social media, radio, TV, podcasts and public-speaking appearances.

The bulk of my work so far has been at the Washington Post, where I wrote a consumer-tech column for the Business section from September of 1999 to April of 2011. For most of those years, I also hosted Web chats, did a weekly Q&A tech feature and blogged for the paper.

I started at the Post in 1993 by sorting mail and answering phones. I also proofread copy, assigned and edited stories, spent an unholy amount of time in meetings, wrote for almost every section of the paper (National, Metro, Style, Sports, Business, Health, Food, Home, Weekend, Real Estate, Outlook, Sunday Arts, Sunday Source, Travel, Book World and the Magazine), and appeared on the front page all of three times.
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Married, one kid. Have run two marathons and biked 11 centuries (but none recently!). Can tie a bow tie by hand.
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    Journalist, 1993 - 2011
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Intern, 1992 - 1993
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