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Jon has led a double-sided life: he grew up with technology as a youngling but spent much of his time in academia learning to write.  Thankfully, people have been making jobs for people like him.  When he's not telling you why stock Android beats custom, he's firing up a game or engaging in some street photography.


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When you install an Apple Watch companion app, you typically expect something that reflects the experience you get on your iPhone. News on your phone means news on your wrist, for instance. That's d...

September 21st 2015 at 10:58pm
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Digital currencies like bitcoin are still marking many firsts, and that unfortunately includes the first crimes. Case in point: Trendon Shavers has pleaded guilty to the first-ever US securities fra...

September 21st 2015 at 7:53pm
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The new Apple TV is still weeks away from launch, but that isn't stopping a few people from getting their hands on it... and discovering a few pleasant surprises in the process. Dom Esposito at 9to...

September 21st 2015 at 2:50pm
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If you know your internet message board history, you know that Chris Poole's legendary 4chan was inspired by 2channel, a board dedicated to anime and other aspects of Japanese culture. Well, things...

September 21st 2015 at 12:56pm
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There have been many attempts at bringing classic gaming to smartphones, but they all lack the most visceral part of the experience: the satisfying ka-chunk of plugging a cartridge into your console...

September 21st 2015 at 9:48am
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There have been so many large China-based hacking attempts in recent memory that they've started to feel like daily occurrences. Mercifully, though, it appears as if the rate of intrusions is slowi...

September 20th 2015 at 11:58pm
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Amazon just made it much, much easier to catch up on the news while you're getting chores done around the home. A newly-added option for its voice-guided Echo speaker, Trove, lets you ask the device...

September 20th 2015 at 6:52pm
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To call garbage collection an inglorious job would be an understatement -- it typically involves early mornings, monotony and (of course) lots of smelly trash. It's the perfect sort of job for a rob...

September 20th 2015 at 5:16pm

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Well, the FCC has already offered its tacit approval of the merger between Sprint, Clearwire and Softbank. And Sprint shareholders are on board with its buyout by Softbank. Really, the last hurdle f...

July 8th 2013 at 2:55pm
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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Is it...

July 8th 2013 at 12:30pm