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After September, Still Apple Watching and Waiting

Four Smartwatches Reviewed: Cookoo, Martian, MetaWatch, i’m Watch

CES 2014: ShowStoppers Continues the Robot Armageddon

CES 2014: The Pepcom Experience, When Monkeys Fly

CES 2014: CES Unveiled and the Startup Debut

IFTTT Automates the Internet Now, but What Comes Next?

No, New York Times, Apple Doesn’t Want to Bust Your iPhone

Seeing the World through Google-Colored Glasses

Pondering the Social Future of Wearable Computing

CES 2013: Showstoppers from Useful to Insane

CES 2013: Pepcom’s Digital Exhaustion… er, Experience

CES 2013: Cases, Chargers, Docks, and Houseplant Monitors?

Good (And Not So Good) Old Games Now on the Mac

“What Makes a Technology Cool,” According to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Pondering Cybersecurity in the Real World

The Amazing Meeting 2011: Richard Dawkins vs. Chuck Norris

The Amazing Meeting 2011: Skeptic Podcasts

The Amazing Meeting 2011: What is the JREF?

CFP 2011: Arab Spring or Twitter Revolution?

CFP 2011: Shine On, You Crazy Senator!

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