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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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One event on my schedule this week that didn’t lead to any stories by me: Wednesday’s screening of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” at the Newseum. My verdict: less depressing then expected, considering that the movie had to acknowledge the Trump…

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The Web pages people share in Twitter can look annoyingly bland and alike in Twitter’s iOS app. If so, it’s not your fault. But turning off the default setting you may have been opted into is your problem. The issue here seems to be Twitter’s test, as…

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This week involved a large tech conference, but I didn’t have to go any farther than D.C. for it: Microsoft Inspire ran from Monday to Wednesday at the convention center, with the morning keynotes held at the Verizon Center. The event yielded one post, an…

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My Monday was some 10 minutes shorter than it should have been. That’s about the time I wasted trying to get Apple’s Preview app to function as advertised to merge two Portable Document Format files into one PDF. In the interest of sparing you the same…

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In an alternate universe, I’d be heading to New York Tuesday for CE Week, but I had a panel invitation here and none there. I also recalled how low-key last year’s conference was, so I decided to stick around here after I’d already put in for a press…

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Fourteen summers of battling the weeds in our lawn have left me with a weird, foliage-driven sense of the calendar. If I’m twisting loose chickweed with a weeding fork, it could be February but it shouldn’t be later than April, lest I waste my efforts on…

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I made up for a few slow weeks at Yahoo with this week’s surplus of stories. That represents a lesson learned from last year, when I let some slow months of writing slide on the idea that I could compensate for that shortfall later on. 6/26/2017:…

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A decade ago today, Apple’s first iPhone went on sale and the Internet lost its collective mind for the first of many times. My review of this device had to wait for another six days, on account of Apple PR only providing me with a review unit at the…

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This week wasn’t really this slow: I filed two other stories that have yet to get edited and posted. 6/19/2017: Why America should import France’s plan to become ‘the nation of startups’, Yahoo Finance I wrote up this recap of French president Emmanuel…

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I’m no longer rocking a four-year-old phone. Instead, I’ve upgraded to a 2016-vintage model. This Google Pixel represents–I hope!–the end of the smartphone saga that began when my increasingly glitchy Nexus 5X lapsed into a fatal bootloop. The refurbished…
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