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Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation

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We have just published Quinn Norton's account of her life inside the Federal investigation of Aaron Swartz for the alleged crime of downloading too many JSTOR articles too quickly. The story fills in a key time in the investigation, from Swartz's arrest on January 6 until about June of that year. Norton's...
Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation

Dear Apple, let's talk about photos

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We've been managing our photos together for almost a decade now. Things were nice and simple at the start and we both knew what to expect from each other - I pulled my photos off my camera on the computer, imported them into iPhoto and arranged them. Life was good....
Dear Apple, let's talk about photos

Inside Google's ultrabook gambit

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With a new laptop Google is betting that living in the cloud is not just cheaper, but much better. FORTUNE -- Cloud computing has been around for some time now. But not many people believe they can do all their computing in the cloud. Not many, that is, outside the...
Inside Google's ultrabook gambit
One design, any screen: Introducing GigaOM's new look and feel

NVIDIA outs new mobile GPU line, boasts 'every leading notebook manufacturer' support

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In NVIDIA's ongoing efforts to monopolize the technical-sounding graphics card market, the California-based components manufacturer today announced a new mobile line of GPUs aimed at notebook computing. That's five new GPUs in total, with the GeForce GT 720M and 735M making up the "mainstream" segment, while the GT 740M,...
NVIDIA outs new mobile GPU line, boasts 'every leading notebook manufacturer' support

Gift Guide: Lenovo Yoga 13

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When Lenovo first announced the Yoga in October nobody knew what to think. A laptop that folks over to turn into a big tablet? With Windows 8? Meh. However, after some extensive usage I’ve come away thinking that the Yoga might be the coolest Win8 laptop I’ve used and...
Gift Guide: Lenovo Yoga 13

TecTom Chatfield celebrates the linguistic diversity of the digital world

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In this week's edition of Tech Weekly, Aleks Krotoski talks to author Tom Chatfield about his new book Netyemology, an exploration into the role of the internet in reshaping and accelerating the creation of words and forms of language.And never judge a laptop by its cover, as Google releases its...
TecTom Chatfield celebrates the linguistic diversity of the digital world

Nvidia updates laptop GPU line to Kepler-based 700 series

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Nvidia today updated its line of notebook graphic processing units (GPU) -- the 700M series. The new Kepler-based lineup includes the mainstream 720M, and 735M coupled with the performance-oriented 740M, 745M, and 750M. All five of the new chipsets include three technologies to balance performance with battery life -- Nvidia...
Nvidia updates laptop GPU line to Kepler-based 700 series

Would you sue for a $1m reward? | Poll

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After losing a laptop containing important files, the record producer and singer-songwriter Ryan Leslie offered a $1m reward. A German man returned it ... only to then sue for the reward when Leslie failed to pay up. The jury sided with him. Would you sue for a reward?...
Would you sue for a $1m reward? | Poll

Prof watching porn forgets to unhook laptop from projector

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Sometimes technology can defeat even the most intelligent. A visiting professor at a Dutch university is exposed, as his private viewing was there for all to see. [Read more]...
Prof watching porn forgets to unhook laptop from projector

Intel to launch Celeron and Pentium chips based on Atom architecture

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In recent years, Intel's Celeron and Pentium processors have been cut-down versions of more advanced counterparts. For the chips' next updates, Intel is taking an opposite tack -- it's bringing low-end Atom architecture into the big leagues. The company is confident enough in the speed and flexibility of the...
Intel to launch Celeron and Pentium chips based on Atom architecture
Chromebook Pixel review: The notebook that will make a very small number of people very happy

The iPad Is Three Years Old Today - Let's Now Stand In Awe Of How It Has Changed The World (AAPL)

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Three years ago today, on January 27, 2010, Steve Jobs stood on a stage in San Francisco. First he talked about how Apple invented the modern laptop in 1991 and revolutionized the smartphone with the iPhone in 2007. Then he asked: "Is there room for a third category of device in...
The iPad Is Three Years Old Today - Let's Now Stand In Awe Of How It Has Changed The World (AAPL)

Seagate demos its 5mm Laptop Ultrathin HDD in Android tablet

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The new drive offers a low-cost alternative to SSDs and is targeted them for use in its OEM partners' ultrathin notebooks and tablets. [Read more]...
Seagate demos its 5mm Laptop Ultrathin HDD in Android tablet

This Handy Vibrator Is a Great Place to Store Your Pitch Decks

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(Photo: Crave) USB drives, it seems, are never around when you need them. Not only that, they’re frequently boring looking, amounting to barely more than little pieces of plastic and metal painted monochrome colors. It’s time to disrupt USB drives, don’t you think? Michael Topolovac, cofounder of Crave, certainly does, and...
This Handy Vibrator Is a Great Place to Store Your Pitch Decks

HP turns to design for reversal of PC fortunes

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Hewlett-Packard is barely holding on to the top spot in the laptop and desktop market, but hopes a renewed vigor regarding product design will help reverse the fortunes of its PC business.The company is standardizing the design and features in its laptops and tablets to help customers identify its...
HP turns to design for reversal of PC fortunes

Visualized: a tour of Ben Heck's lab (video)

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We've been following Ben Heck since the days of the Atari 800 laptop, so we jumped at the chance to take a look at the modder extraordinaire's shop in Madison, WI. As expected, the place is jam-packed with industrial tools, 3D printers and half-finished pinball machines. Check out where...
Visualized: a tour of Ben Heck's lab (video)

ET deals: Stackable discounts on Alienware m14x gaming laptop

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The model on sale today foregoes the pricier Core i7 processor -- which does little for gaming performance -- and instead keeps costs down with a (still Ivy Bridge) Core i5-3210M dual-core chip. Keeping your fragging credibility intact is an Nvidia GeForce GT 650M GPU with 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM....
ET deals: Stackable discounts on Alienware m14x gaming laptop

Discounted Windows 8 hybrids earn a second look

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We reconsider several Windows 8 laptop/tablet convertibles in the wake of Microsoft Store price cuts. [Read more]...
Discounted Windows 8 hybrids earn a second look

Watch This Drone Follow Around Chris Anderson Like a 'Pet Robot Bird'

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Drones may not be delivering tacos through your window or following around your kids just yet. But this is one of the building blocks of that future, for good or for ill. On a recent day, not so far from where I'm typing, Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired,...
Watch This Drone Follow Around Chris Anderson Like a 'Pet Robot Bird'

SingleHop launches Public Cloud to give customers "elastic" cloud infrastructure

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SingleHop, a Chicago-based infrastructure-as-a-service startup that manages some 12,000 servers for 5,000 clients, is today launching the SingleHop Public Cloud service. The service will allow SingleHop customers to utilize the VMWare cloud platform without having to deal with all of the technical aspects of its back-end — SingleHop is...
SingleHop launches Public Cloud to give customers "elastic" cloud infrastructure

Who should I follow on Twitter? Microsoft edition

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2012 has been pretty busy for Microsoft. We've seen the new, very different, Windows 8, not to mention a new version of its mobile OS and no end of hardware permutations from PC and laptop makers. With that in mind, this time on WSIFOT, we've assembled a together who...
Who should I follow on Twitter? Microsoft edition
We try Nvidia's GeForce Experience, a tool to automatically optimize PC game settings

MacBook Air sees $200 discount at Best Buy through Saturday

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Retailer Best Buy launched a Winter Doorbuster Days sale earlier today. Highlighting the sale is an offer of $200 off on select MacBook Air models. Both the 11-inch and 13-inch models are included with the sale, with pricing ranging from $800 to $1300 depending on configuration and screen size. The...
MacBook Air sees $200 discount at Best Buy through Saturday

Google Wallet comes to Gmail so you can pay by sending an email, launches Android API for goods and services

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At its I/O 2013 conference, Google announced two important features regarding Google Wallet. The first is integration with Gmail so you can pay by sending an email. The second is the launch of the Google Wallet Instant Buy Android API, which lets developers integrate payment features into apps for selling...
Google Wallet comes to Gmail so you can pay by sending an email, launches Android API for goods and services
Professor Watches Porn on Projector in Empty Classroom Without Realizing It's Being Recorded

Tesco experiments with free movie and TV streaming for Clubcard members

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Brits who shop enough at Tesco to be on a first name basis with the clerks may soon have a reward that doesn't require leaving home. The UK retail chain is currently testing Clubcard TV, a web-based movie and TV streaming hub that would be a free perk of...
Tesco experiments with free movie and TV streaming for Clubcard members

SOL Republic's Tracks HD headphones - funky, great sound...and indestructible?

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a bit of a love-hate relationship going on with headphones. I love them insofar as I need them. I have three pairs, as it happens – one rather chunky set of over-ear headphones for home, which cost me around £30 ($50), I...
SOL Republic's Tracks HD headphones - funky, great sound...and indestructible?

Answer Line: How do I get POP email in Windows 8?

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Richard Howell replaced an old computer with a Windows 8 laptop. His mail provider only supports the POP email protocol, which Windows 8's email program doesn't support. What's he to do? [Email your tech questions to answer@pcworld.com or post them on the PCW Answer Line forum.] The Internet uses...
Answer Line: How do I get POP email in Windows 8?

Toshiba refreshes the Qosmio X875 gaming laptop with a 1TB hybrid drive

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For the most part, the 2013 Toshiba Qosmio X875 gaming laptop is just like the 2012 version. The company just announced an updated version, but the only main difference is that it will now be offered with a 1TB 7,200RPM hybrid hard drive, which uses 8GB of flash memory...
Toshiba refreshes the Qosmio X875 gaming laptop with a 1TB hybrid drive
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