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These days just about everyone thinks he has what it takes to be a Knight of the Round Table. It takes more than a shiny shield and a sharp sword, as the Game Archaeologist discovered. It also requires a $14.95 credit card charge. Former and current knights poured out of the woodwork to offer up s...

August 17th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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After last week's expedition into the dark Dark Age of Camelot, the Game Archaeologist uncovered the mightiest weapon of them all: the Hammer of Nostalgia. The hammer may be battle-worn, but it has never seen better days. Everywhere it strikes, fond memories of epic keep battles surface, and former...

August 10th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Remember back at CES, when we got ahold of Fujitsu's LifeBook UH900? Well, it looks like you won't have to wait any longer if you were dying to get one of your own -- you can grab one up on Fujitsu's US website now. The 5.6-inch, multitouch-boasting little guy's got a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 CPU, 2...

February 2nd 2010 at 11:49am 0 Comments
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Intel wants you to know that the rumor that its Z-series Atom chips are headed for the "discontinued" pile is not true. A few days back, we heard that the chips -- which were initially designated for MIDs but made their way into some netbooks -- could no longer be ordered from Intel. A spokesperson...

August 3rd 2009 at 10:22am 0 Comments
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Ross Rubin (@rossrubin) contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Despite powering only a handful of handsets available on the market, Android has already had a significant impact on the competitive landscape in smartphones. Looking at its primary rivals that run on a variety of...

June 16th 2009 at 6:13pm 0 Comments
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We see plenty of semi-yawn-inducing MIDs around the office here, and concepts are certainly a dime a dozen in this racket, but Jan Rytir's concept gave us pause. The hyper-hip look of the design makes it startling in a field not generally known for its sexiness, and the bottom rainbow colored tabs...

April 30th 2009 at 7:41pm 0 Comments
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Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Not every company producing smartphones cares much about other kinds of portable devices, but those that do can heed a lesson from Apple. By leveraging the popularity, platform, and distribution of the iPhone, Apple deftly cre...

April 23rd 2009 at 6:05pm 0 Comments