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  • Opinion: 7 Things We Learned at AWS Re:Invent 2013

    Amazon Web Services often gets criticized as a platform that doesn't necessarily scale for the enterprise. So at re:Invent, the second annual AWS conference, Amazon made a series of announcements aimed squarely at dispelling these concerns.

  • Opinion: How to switch from iPhone to Android in 4 easy steps, courtesy of Google's chairman

    Thinking of giving your iPhone the old heave-ho and defecting to the Android Army this holiday season? Google chairman Eric Schmidt wants to help--and no, I'm not talking about the jaw-droppingly low $350 off-contract price of the high end Nexus 5. Over the weekend, Schmidt posted "Eric's Guide: Converting to Android from iPhone" on Google+.

  • Opinion: WD's Black2 SSD/HDD combo drive promises to solve the capacity-versus-speed storage conundrum

    When it comes to storage, many of us struggle with the decision of whether to buy speed or capacity. An SSD delivers speed aplenty, but you need a mechanical hard drive for capacity. Buy the SSD and rely on the cloud, or opt for the hard disk and just turtle along? Western Digital's Black2 combo SSD/HDD promises to deliver speed and capacity.

  • Opinion: How to change your email address without losing your friends

    Mohammad Anwar has to change his email address. He asked for advice on handling the transition.

  • Opinion: Traveling with your camera: What to take with you

    You don't have to be a National Geographic photographer to take your digital camera on the road. Whether you're embarking on a week-long vacation, a weekend getaway, or even just a day trip, you might want to bring your digital camera with you for better photos than you can snap with your phone alone. But what accessories do you need to take the best photos and to keep them safe? I've rounded up a collection of gear designed for traveling photographers. You won't need to bring everything on this list unless you really are a Nat Geo pro, but you can use the list to find all the essentials that work for you.

  • Opinion: 7 killer tips for editing photos in Android

    For many of us, our phones are now our primary piece of photography equipment. We use them to snap photos, record videos, and share our creations with the world. While most smartphone cameras do a decent job of capturing the moment, it never hurts to know your way around an image-editing app.

  • Opinion: How to report spam and other violations on Facebook

    Facebook can be a source of amusement--and annoyance. Spam. Obnoxious faux-inspirational quotes. Ill-informed political opinions. Personalized ads that are totally irrelevant to you. Luckily for you, Facebook makes it easy to block posts that bug you and report them if necessary.

  • Opinion: Thinner, lighter tablets aren't the way to our hearts

    It doesn't take a seer to predict that any given piece of tech will get slimmer and lighter as time goes by. Now more fragile, easier to misplace and with compromised audio quality and ergonomics, it's time to put some meat back on the bones of our phones and tablets.

  • Opinion: Ride the rails with Pocket Trains

    I'll be very upfront about this: I have invested more time than is probably healthy playing mobile games from NimbleBit.

  • Opinion: Google Chrome experiment takes you on a stunning tour of Tolkien's Middle-earth

    Google is continuing its HTML-based journey through imaginary lands. After a trip to the land of Oz in February, Google is now taking us for a tour of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth with a new Chrome experiment. The immersive "A Journey through Middle-earth" lets you wander across important locales from Tolkien's "The Hobbit," including Trollshaw Forest, Rivendell, and Dol Guldur.

  • Opinion: How to make room on your Windows partition

    Acharya1987's C: drive is running out of space. I offer my suggestions, as does the Answer Line forum.

  • Opinion: Xbox One: Exploring its synergies in the Microsoft ecosystem

    You might think, having pored through all of the early launch coverage of the Microsoft Xbox One, that the new console was some sort of hybrid of a PC and a gaming machine.

  • Opinion: How to find free Wi-Fi during your holiday travels

    A public Wi-Fi access point is like a public restroom. All kinds of businesses along travel routes offer restrooms to bring in customers. They offer free Wi-Fi for the same reason. The fact is, finding Wi-Fi on the road has become a lot easier over the past ten years. You just have to know where to look for it.

  • Opinion: Roll up those sleeves, we're digging in to Farming Simulator 2014

    Ever watch one of those late night jazzercise infomercials? They generally feature a bunch of folks prancing about on screen bedecked in spandex, really getting into the workouts and the music and the whole experience. Out loud you're saying "...Huh" in a derisive sort of way but in your head, deep down, you're wondering--they're all so chipper, aren't they? There must be something I'm missing.

  • Opinion: Pafers releases the XSPIN just in time for rainy season

    It seems timely that today is the day that Pafers released the XSPIN, their new indoor cycling sensor, because today is the kind of rainy, dreary, chilly day when you'd like to stay inside under a blanket. Go outside, right now, for a bike ride? I am not that hardcore.

  • Opinion: Coin isn't real yet, but the smart payment card is already adding features

    Coin, the Bluetooth-powered plastic smart card that plans to consolidate and replace your payment and loyalty cards, isn't even a real product on the market yet and is already adding features.

  • Opinion: Motorola, HTC, and Google announce a bowlful of new KitKat upgrades

    So, we weren't lying yesterday when we pointed out that the Moto X (on Verizon) would get Kitkat before the stockilicious Nexus 4. We just weren't aware of how close to the wire we would be.

  • Opinion: Hands-on with Firefox's revamped 'Australis' interface

    We got our first peek at Australis, Mozilla's upcoming interface overhaul, in April 2012. Since then, pieces of Australis pieces have slowly worked their way into the latest versions of Firefox, like the new-look downloads arrow. Earlier this week, however, Mozilla finally brought the bulk of the new Australis aesthetic into the nightly preview builds of the popular open source browser.

  • Opinion: Android KitKat comes to Moto X on Verizon before Nexus 4

    After Google's introduction of Android 4.4 KitKat, numerous manufacturers--including the Google-owned Motorola--laid out vague plans to introduce the updated OS on their devices.

  • Opinion: Dash turns dining out into a Seamless experience

    A night out a bar or restaurant in a city like New York usually ends in frustration--flagging down a server or bartender to get the check or close your tab can take an excruciatingly long time, plus you still have a long train or cab ride ahead of you. And the temperatures are dropping outside. It's almost more than one person can take. Really.



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