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Rob Pegoraro
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Curious, sometimes cranky freelance tech journalist; occasional international statesman of goodwill
Curious, sometimes cranky freelance tech journalist; occasional international statesman of goodwill

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  Google I/O consistently ranks as one of the most info-dense events I cover. After Google has put out its headline news in the opening keynote, the conference offers dozens of talks that get into the weeds on things like mobile-ad formats, Android’s…

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MOUNTAIN VIEW–I really didn’t think my Nexus 5X phone was that old until I saw so many others at Google I/O here–being used by event staff to scan the RFID tags in people’s conference badges before admitting them to talks. Badge-scanning duty is typically…

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This week has me headed to the Bay Area to cover Google’s I/O developer conference. If you have questions about Google’s intentions for its Web services, Android, Chromebooks, or any of its other products, now would be a good time to send them my way.…

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I’ve flown out of Newark International Airport dozens of times, but Tuesday’s departure wasn’t like any of the others. Instead of flying United (or, years ago, Continental), I was on Gogo’s 737-500 testbed with other journalists to try out the company’s…

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I had a short, fun and productive trip to New Orleans to attend and speak at the Collision conference. It doesn’t look like any of the panels I moderated got their own write-up, but I did get mentioned by Politico for attending the Cato Institute’s…

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Last Sunday, I finally saw something new on Facebook: an invitation to run an ad campaign on the social network and pay for the whole thing with a $30 coupon. Since other people’s money is one of my preferred payment methods–and since I’d been meaning to…

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You can tell I’m about to go to New Orleans because I put a bunch of songs from the Meters and the Neville Brothers on my phone. As was the case about this time last year, my excuse is the Collision conference; I’ll be moderating four panels at this…

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Being a user-interface nerd means you can’t stop critiquing everyday objects like signs and doors. Most of the time, the quirks you notice will only waste people’s time, but those that cost money deserve extra attention. Last week’s trip to Lisbon for the…

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I had my shortest-ever international business trip this week: Wednesday night I flew to Lisbon for the IFA Global Press Conference, and then today I came home. I was supposed to moderate a panel there, much as I did at least year’s version of this annual…

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I really did think that the 2016 gardening season had ended in December with the first hard frost. But then the parsley and the spinach refused to die. Even the few inches of snow we got in March wasn’t enough to kill them, as I found out when I removed…
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