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Win 10 in my neighborhood not taking a bite out of Apple

Tweet   I visited Microsoft and Apple stores this afternoon to comparison shop Windows 10 PCs against MacBooks. Could Windows 10, which has garnered decent reviews, siphon off just a fraction of crowd that usually packs into this the nearby […]

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Alan Turing’s deserving tribute

The Imitation Game is mind blowing on several levels, but at the end I could not help but think how much my wife Ann and I owe

My first drone: I returned it

My wife nicely got me the Parrott Bebop drone for Christmas. Admittedly, it is a toy that would likely gather dust after the novelty wore off. I never

Twitter turns seven video

This is a great video summarizing Twitter's first seven years. It's short, of course.

Verizon Wireless tireless and not always above board in trying to lengthen contracts

Anyone reading my rants knows I've been railing against Verizon Wireless (VzW) phone contracts, and why not? The carrier just keeps giving me more ammunition. Here's two more little

Text replaces voice with twenty somethings

We all know twenty somethings text like mad, but I thought this Verizon Wireless phone bill really drove home the point. Circled in red are my 23-year-old

Three way video interview over the Internet, thanks Oovoo

This is very cool. A three-way interview with one person in Brussels, another in Toronto and yours truly in West Newbury, Mass. I was using a MacBook

Government would nuke Manhattan

We saw The Avengers and although it's not typically my kind of movie, I enjoyed it. Good bid of humor, lots of action and a great

Verizon Wireless bandwidth, call minutes limits: there has to be a better way

I have been on a work vacation in Florida this week and have used my iPhone hotspot for Internet access. Since that costs $20 a month and it versus

For the past few days, I've been exploring, the new paid web site for the Boston Globe. It's longstanding will remain free and become

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