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87. An Unlikely Party in HP’s TouchPad Mess – Barnes and Noble

[Article first published as An Unlikely Party in HP’s TouchPad Mess – Barnes and Noble on Blogcritics] For a few different reasons, Hewlett-Packard has been in the news over the past few days. In their 3rdquarter 2011 report, they stealthily…

86. Spotify Welcomed to the U.S. with a Patent Infringement Lawsuit

[Article first published as Picking on the New Kid: Spotify Sued for Patent Infringement on Blogcritics.] We here in the United States are a litigious sort, and have become increasingly more so with further advances in technology and more filings…

85. The Great Chinese Apple Store Swindle

[Article first published as The Great Chinese Apple Store Swindle on Blogcritics.] Anyone who follows consumer tech can argue about what Apple really excels at and where their success comes from. But to me it’s one thing above all else.…

84. Google+? Still a Minus for Google Apps Users

[Article first published as Google+? Still a Minus for Google Apps Users on Blogcritics.] Malarchy. Yeah I said it, and you didn’t misread it either. It’s spelled quite correctly regardless of the squiggly red lines I see below it editing…

82. Interactive Advertising: NUads Mean Kinect is Open for Business

Article first published as Interactive Advertising: NUads Mean Kinect is Open for Business on Blogcritics. I remember watching Minority Report a few years back, and having a friend say “Yeah right man there’s no way they can do that” in…

80. could a little tech know-how prevent strangers from seeing you in the shower?

[Article first published as Lack of Computer Knowledge Allows Technician to Hack Customers’ Webcams on Blogcritics.] In my line of work and field of nerdery, I often encounter people who need my help because they just don’t understand computers. I…

79. at&t’s sleight of hand to gain political favor?

[Article first published as AT&T’s Merger Sleight of Hand to Gain Political Favor? on Blogcritics.] As the old adage goes, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Why anyone would want to skin a cat to begin with…

76. facebook’s failed google smear campaign was an idea that purely zucked

[Article first published as Facebook’s Google Smear Campaign Backfires with an Idea that really Zucked on Blogcritics.] Competition in business is vicious, and that can sometimes lead companies to take what I’ll call the “low road” for the sake of winning.  It’s…

74. first PSN, now SOE: Sony, WTF?

[Article first published as First PSN, now SOE: Sony’s Wounds Deepen on Blogcritics.] I spent more time this morning checking the posting dates of the articles I was reading online than I did on taking in their contents.  It seemed to me like…

62. technology does what it can for the land of the rising sun

no silly image or cheesy tagline for this one, as it can’t really apply today.  as you all probably know by now, early this morning, a devastating earthquake registering at an 8.9 on the richter scale struck the island nation…