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Android TV could rock Amazon and Apple’s worlds

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April 7, 2014
Google's Android TV

The Verge reports that Google is getting ready to launch Android TV, a set top box based on Android that comes complete with apps and games. The new device is said to have an entertainment-focused interface, and it will be geared toward getting content in front of the user with three clicks or less....
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Did Brendan Eich do the right thing by resigning as Mozilla’s CEO?

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April 4, 2014
George Wallace Segregation Quote

In case you haven’t been following it, there’s been rather an ugly controversy involving Mozilla’s (now former) CEO Brendan Eich. It turns out that he made a donation back in 2008 in support of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. As you might imagine this sparked a passionate debate about whether or...
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Amazon’s Fire TV could scorch rivals

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April 3, 2014
Amazon Fire TV

Amazon has finally released its long-rumored TV product, officially dubbed the Fire TV. It looks like it has been built along the lines of Apple TV and other similar products, but it also offers apps and games, and even a game controller. While I’m  not surprised about the release of the Fire TV, I...
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Chromebook sales skyrocket! Watch out Microsoft!

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April 2, 2014
Chromebook sales skyrocket! Watch out Microsoft!

Microsoft should be very, very worried. Chromebooks have become the stealth success of the computing world in the last couple of years. Who would have thought that cloud-powered laptops, with relatively low hardware specs would come out of nowhere and begin selling in the millions? Richi Jennings, a blogger at Computerworld, has a good...
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Who cares about Windows versus Linux?

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April 1, 2014
Who cares about Windows versus Linux?

Platform wars are as old as computing itself, but they never seem to really die off and go away, they just morph into new ones as technology itself changes. Linux.com takes a look at the classic Windows versus Linux battle, and why the Windows advocates make themselves look silly by bashing Linux. While I...
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Unity 8: Canonical wisely makes Amazon links opt-in

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March 31, 2014
Canonical makes Amazon links opt-in in Unity 8

The inclusion of Amazon product links in Unity caused a major firestorm a while back, with some users quite angry that Canonical had included them by default in Ubuntu. OMG! Ubuntu! reports that Canonical has finally backtracked on this decision and will soon make them opt-in instead in Unity 8. But were the Amazon...
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Why I prefer the iPod touch to the iPad and iPhone

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March 29, 2014
iPod touch Will Become the iPad nano

The iPod touch is a very misunderstood mobile device. When many people talk about it, it’s usually in the context of playing music. I think that has more to do with the name “iPod” than anything else. Given the product’s illustrious history, it’s totally understandable that it has become synonymous with music. Sometimes I...
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Do distrohoppers have too many choices?

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March 28, 2014
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Distrohopping can be an immense amount of fun as a Linux user switches distributions frequently to try to find that elusive “best distro of all.” Everyday Linux User thinks that distrohoppers might be suffering from what can be termed “cable television syndrome.” While I think this is a possibility, I also think the advantages...
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Why you should delete your Facebook account

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February 14, 2014

Facebook still gets a lot of press these days, and it supposedly has more than a billion users. But I’ve pretty much given up on it for business and personal use. Over the last couple of years I’ve found that Facebook just wasn’t worth the effort and time that I was putting into it....
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The soul-destroying pestilence of social media buttons

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December 23, 2013

There’s a terrible plague happening on the Web today. Social media buttons are blaring from almost every site imaginable. Each time you load a page, there they are again! They entreat you to “like this” or “tweet that” or “+1” whatever. It’s gotten almost unbearable over the last couple of years. The sad and...
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