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Rob Pegoraro
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Give Verizon Wireless a little credit for its too-cute exemption of its video app from its own data caps: It finally has people talking about its go90 video service!
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I visited a new country the other week, and I didn’t even get a stamp in my passport in return. Israel had been on my list of places to visit for a long time. It’s scenery we’ve read about in the Bible, it’s a state that’s constantly in the headlines (not…
I visited a new country the other week, and I didn't even get a stamp in my passport in return. Israel had been on my list of places to visit for a long time. It's scenery we've read about in the B...
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One of the things I've been doing at +Yahoo Tech since December is writing up quick tips that can save you time, money or aggravation. Today's lauds the efforts of +Benson Leung to stop all of us from buying dodgy USB-C cables--a noble endeavor to which he just sacrificed his Chromebook Pixel. 
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I didn’t set out to vanish from Twitter this week, but I became all but invisible anyway. First I decided that free-but-slow T-Mobile roaming in Israel was good enough, then I had a round of meetings and visits in places with little to no cell signal and…
I didn't set out to vanish from Twitter this week, but I became all but invisible anyway. First I decided that free-but-slow T-Mobile roaming in Israel was good enough, then I had a round of meetin...
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The roads were clear in D.C. when I left two Thursdays ago and mostly clear when I returned Friday morning. I’m a little sad about what I missed. Last weekend’s blizzard was the first epic snowstorm I’ve been out of town for since… college? I not only…
The roads were clear in D.C. when I left two Thursdays ago and mostly clear when I returned Friday morning. I'm a little sad about what I missed. Last weekend's blizzard was the first epic snowstor...
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TEL AVIV–Instead of typing this post in a snowbound home, I’m writing it from almost 6,000 miles east. I came here not to flee the snow drifts, but for an introduction to Israel’s cybersecurity sector–meetings with a variety of people in industry and…
TEL AVIV--Instead of typing this post in a snowbound home, I'm writing it from almost 6,000 miles east. I came here not to flee the snow drifts, but for an introduction to Israel's cybersecurity se...
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I hope everybody enjoyed the ads tonight! 2/2/2016: Big Cable to FCC: Kiss Our Apps, Yahoo Tech Yes, you did see the photo that ran with this post before; it first appeared with the post I filed from the cable industry’s trade show in Chicago last May.…
I hope everybody enjoyed the ads tonight! 2/2/2016: Big Cable to FCC: Kiss Our Apps, Yahoo Tech Yes, you did see the photo that ran with this post before; it first appeared with the post I filed fr...
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I wonder what degrees-of-separation figure you'd get if you studied Google+ networks in the same way Facebook's researchers looked at connections across that social network. 
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The cable industry keeps saying there's no need for the FCC to mandate any sort of opening of the cable-box market because it's shipping all of these apps to let you watch cable TV without a box. But when you look into how many of these apps run on streaming-media players that connect to TVs--as in, the one scenario in which they could take a cable box's job--the picture looks a whole lot worse. I unpack Big Cable's weak arguments at +Yahoo Tech.
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Few things say "we don't get it" like a cable operator shipping an Android or iOS app that streams the channels you want--then disabling Chromecast and AirPlay output. This week's +USA TODAY column unpacks your limited alternatives to renting a cable (or satellite) box for every TV in your house. 
Tips on getting rid of any extra cable set-top boxes.
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Were you hoping to snag an iPhone for just $15 a month at Sprint or T-Mobile? Sorry, that deal has already withered away. And as I write at +Yahoo Tech, you shouldn't miss it.
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I imagine many of the power-management tips in this +USA TODAY column are obvious to folks here, but I'm hoping at least one will be news to most of you.
Tips from tech columnist Rob Pegoraro on how to prolong a smartphone's battery life in a power outage.
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  • The Washington Post
    Journalist, 1993 - 2011
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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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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