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Mark Roberts
Boston, MA
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The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission plans to announce Wednesday a controversial proposal that would prohibit Internet providers from favoring or discriminating against any traffic that goes over their networks. Source: http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=dfbef24dcadaaa1fec066914d17f6faa QUANTUM QLOGIC . PROGRESS SOFTWARE PLANAR SYSTEMS PEROT SYSTEMS Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
An Ashburn real estate agent who fled the United States in July 2009 was arraigned in Loudoun County Circuit Court on Tuesday on charges stemming from an alleged mortgage scheme that defrauded lenders of $50 million, according to authorities. Source: http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=df3934c6f76f5d83e2ffb4217cd8153b TOTAL SYSTEM SERVICES TNS TIBCO SOFTWARE TIBCO SOFTWARE THQ Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
Wi-Fi-card maker Eye-Fi has serious concerns about the SD Association's proposed iSDIO spec, which CEO Yuval Koren says infringes on his company's intellectual property and represents a 'disregard' for the SDA's own processes. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=c161ee2ed6fee99734e6083bd9ec1667 PROGRESS SOFTWARE PLANAR SYSTEMS PEROT SYSTEMS PALM OSI SYSTEMS Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
Rob Pegoraro answers your questions on recent gadget reviews, technology news and provides personal tech buying and fixing advice. Source: http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=6459d21cf9f60559392ddd291ad746e7 AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING AVNET BHARTI AIRTEL BT GROUP CANON Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
Diablo III's long-awaited launch date has finally been unveiled; gamers can expect copies of the game to go on sale May 15. The game is available for pre-purchase and, as we previously discussed, can be had for free if you're willing to sign up for a year of World of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
iPad, iPad, iPad. No matter what, it's tough to shake the current king, and now that the unit's screen resolution is higher than that of any single rival, Apple has yet another leg to stand on. And while pre-orders have been sold out online for some time, those seeking a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
For holiday shoppers who feel out of place in a video game store but need to shop for the gamer in their life, there's a simple enough solution: Figure out which title got the most attention from that loved one in recent months, then go out and buy this year's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
So, by Friday afternoon, tens of thousands of last-minute shoppers had only the malls and shops around the region to find the perfect DVD, sweater, book, video game or gadget to pick up and slide, just in time, under the Christmas tree. Source: http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=fd6618e04a7a1ae942c7af86b2a0b0b5 WESTERN DIGITAL VOLT INFORMATION SCIENCES VISHAY... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
New iPhone, mobile OS and cloud service debut, as the company looks forward to a future beyond conventional use patterns. - The launch of the iPhone 4S, iOS 5 and iCloud Oct. 4 was a milestone for Apple. For starters, it fell the day before the death of Apples founder... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
Computer companies are all about their buzz words, including MSI, which today announced a whole host of motherboards based on Intel's Z77/H77/B75 Series chipsets with support for new generation 22nm processors. All of the new boards are equipped with MSI's Military Class III components and proprietary technologies like OC Genie... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
TigerDirect.com has Asus's powerful G74SX gaming laptop on sale for only $1200. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=5597324a36e4d68ad480aea751cde964 DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES DIODES INORATED DIEBOLD DELL CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
If you think cellphone bills are complicated now, just wait. Source: http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=2848c5e3afa76aa581bf7507381b29f7 COMCAST COMMSCOPE COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS COMPAL ELECTRONICS COSMOTE MOBILE TELECOM. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
Just weeks after the Federal Communications Commission adopted its first-ever rules aimed at regulating Internet access, Verizon Communications on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit to overturn the controversial order. Source: http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=32af24dae664a926d788ea8c2d8ee3e9 OPENWAVE SYSTEMS ON SEMICONDUCTOR NVIDIA NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS NOVELLUS SYSTEMS Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
China's Lenovo, already a top brand in its home country, is focused on becoming a household name in major foreign markets as the company faces the prospect of... Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=d116d7ce769ce69e8bcfed154d302548 SILICON LABORATORIES SI INTERNATIONAL SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY SCIENTIFIC GAMES SANDISK Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
Walmart.com has the Samsung Series 3 AMD quad-core laptop on sale for only $499. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=e43b918ebe45a5a9996d4e0c21865bdb NOVELLUS SYSTEMS NOVELL NETWORK APPLIANCE NETGEAR NCR Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
When AT&T last week had to renew its contract with Scripps, the owner of popular lifestyle shows such as Rachael Ray and "House Hunters," it made a demand that the media company thought went too far: Exclusive rights to broadcast the content on iPads and other mobile devices. Source: http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=a9ae2afef5f706b705c03821e2c9f3cf... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
After announcing the new iPad will feature the same awesome camera found in the iPhone 4S, Apple celebrated the immediate availability of iPhoto for iOS. The new app has separate iPad and iPhone iterations, and while one shows potential, the other makes you want to give up photography altogether. Source:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
The latest Mac server software feels like the end of the road. - The quot;Lion quot; Server may be the last version of the Mac OS X Server that matters, and, if thats the case, it is a solid operating system designed for ease of use. But any other goals... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
Rob Pegoraro answers your questions on recent gadget reviews, technology news and provides personal tech buying and fixing advice. Source: http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=302dd344cfa6d62ccb1b4ee93e8722e6 BT GROUP CANON CDW CHINA MOBILE CISCO SYSTEMS Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
By now you've probably attended a couple holiday mixers and maybe even hosted one yourself. Here are some tips on how to share the photos you just snapped. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=ea66573c75c026da10b1d25502714794 COMPAL ELECTRONICS COSMOTE MOBILE TELECOM. D-LINK DIGITAL CHINA HOLDINGS DIRECTV GROUP Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
Touched an iPad lately? What about a car navigation system? What about a Windows Phone? To be honest, most modern touchscreens are fairly responsive. It's not often that a high-quality device with a touch panel these days suffers from notable lag. Some of the old resistive panels could use some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
Before you read any further, be sure you have a clean pair of underpants to change into, because this is the sort of thing that can make you soil yourself in excitement. Lest you think we're being absurd, consider that NVIDIA just put the smackdown on those who doubt its... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
Not all gadgets require careful research and parsing of specification sheets. In some branches of the consumer-electronics ecosystem, competition and decreasing costs have turned high-end products into near commodities, with relatively little risk involved in their purchase. (Well, besides droppi... Source: http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=7a862ca3be1c6106554f01ea09887b0d DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES DIODES INORATED DIEBOLD DELL CYPRESS... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
Ultrabook makers are reportedly worrying about how to integrate touchscreens with thin-and-light laptops, but don't forget the trackpad. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=cc421940ef343d821a42277a5e869028 TELETECH HOLDINGS TECHNITROL TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE SYNTEL SYNTAX-BRILLIAN Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog
Microsoft is planning to keep things relatively low-key on March 13th, otherwise known as Patch Tuesday, which will contain only six security bulletins. Only one of those is deemed Critical; the other five consist of four that are labeled Important and one that is rated Moderate. The critical fix applies... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Mark Roberts's blog