Computer Hardware and Peripherals

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    February 11, 2014

    Ex-Bank of America Exec Pleads Guilty to Bid-Rigging Municipal Bonds

    Phillip Murphy, a former managing director at Bank of America, pleaded guilty on Monday for his role in a wide-ranging bid-rigging scheme that set artificial prices for municipal bond investment contracts. Murphy, along with the 17 other defendants to plead guilty or get convicted, defrauded citie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Protect Your iPad in the Kitchen While You Cook

    We stumbled upon this cool invention for iPad kitchen users. It's called "Chef Sleeve." The product is basically a fitted plastic bag, but if you've ever attempted using an iPad for recipe reference during a cookie-making session, you know that it can get really messy. From their website: Chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Beck's Sheet-Music Gambit And Six Other Alternatives To Just Putting Out A Boring Old Record

    This week neo-pop superstar Beck announced the release of Song Reader, a new "album" in the form of sheet music. The finished product offers nothing to listen to; just 20 sheets of notation collected in a "lavishly produced hardcover carrying case," according to the publishing outfit McSweeney's, wh ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011
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    September 25, 2011

    Amazon Probably Going To Announce Tablet This Week

    ​Amazon is going to have a press conference in the city Wednesday, which probably means it's going to show the world a new tablet, the New York Times reports today. But the question that looms is: will everyone be dying to have an Amazon tablet when there's already the iPad?

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    August 17, 2011

    De Santos Goes All iPad

    ​There's been much talk of restaurants using Ipads for menus (side note: having perused the iPad wine menu at Compose, we understand the appeal), but the West Village restaurant De Santos (139 West 10th Street, 212-206-9229) has taken things to the next level: Servers use iPad 2 tablets to tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Jay-Z And Kanye West Spared No Expense To Watch Watch The Throne

    ​That Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne didn't leak until about half an hour before its iTunes release is a noteworthy story in this age of Rapidshare and Megaupload being as stuffed with digital versions of new releases as iTunes and Amazon. And it turns out that the business decisions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Watch a Video of a Girl Walking Around With iPads For Her Head

    Look at iPad Head Girl! She strolls around Bryant Park! She "reads!" Men, and exclusively men, sidle up to her to gawk! At the end one decides to touch her iPad face and finds articles like "Decode Her Bedroom Sounds!" So all in all it turns out to be icky and degrading, despite the fact that the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    iPad 2 Will Be a Sex Machine

    ​In the deluge of uninteresting news about the forthcoming iPad 2 from Apple, it's tough for media organizations to find an original angle. For the New York Daily News, the answer is breasts -- the answer is always breasts. "The launch of Apple's iPad 2 on Wednesday left a lot of consumers exc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    The iPad 2 Will Change The Way You Spend $500

    Will It Have Number Munchers?​Steve Jobs surprised the crowd and received a standing ovation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco today. It was thought Apple COO Tim Cook would fill in for the reportedly ailing Jobs, but the Turtlenecked One was there to announce the release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    The Daily Praises iPads With Gabrielle Giffords, Gets Bootlegged on Day Two

    ​It's day two of Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper, The Daily, which launched yesterday to many tweets. Already, they're dominating the online media conversation, in certain circles, but not just for the 360-degree photographs. This morning, the paper-less paper teased a "touching interview" wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    I Dropped My iPad at the Launch of The Daily

    ​Rupert Murdoch looked regal. When I got to the revolving doors of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum it was swarming with people frantically operating smart phones, but I saw beyond them, to the screen assembled against the back wall. It was sixteen iPads wide by sixteen iPads high and there, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Is Playboy Coming to the iPad?

    ​Maybe, sort of! Hugh Hefner took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the good, if incomplete, news: ""Big news! Playboy--both old & new--will be available on iPad beginning in March." According to its founder, the digital editions "will include the whole magazine from the first issue to the latest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    iPad Newspapers Will Never Be Free, Steve Jobs Commands; Plus, The Daily Release Delayed

    ​Steve Jobs has reportedly decreed that no paid newspaper subscribers overseas shall receive a free iPad edition through the App Store because that shorts Apple their 30% cut, according to the Dutch deVolkskrant, as relayed by AppleInsider. This comes on the same day MediaMemo announces that R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2011

    French Children Grapple with Vintage Gadgets (Video)

    Today in You're Old: young French children try to figure out what the hell a Game Boy is (also: floppy discs and video game cartridges). One kid thinks an 8-track is a bomb. This blogger is 21 and remembers Game Boys and floppy discs, at least.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    RezBook Hopes to Become the New OpenTable

    thestar.comReservations of the future​ OpenTable is getting some competition in the online reservations game from RezBook, a new reservation and table management system that uses the iPad (because you can't be competitive in this day and age without an iPad).

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    U.S. Travelers Will No Longer Be Able to Travel With Their Favorite Large Ink Cartridges

    A tampered-with large ink cartridge.​Well, this is going to put a damper on things. According to the latest air cargo security regulations (following reports of suspicious packages found on UPS planes en route from Yemen to Chicago, which turned out to contain explosives), airline passengers w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    iPad Clothing: A Comprehensive Guide to the Latest in Geek Chic

    ​There are a lot of people who really want iPads, and some of those people will use items they should probably conceal in order to get them. However, other far less dazed and deficient consumers just want to conceal their iPad -- which is why numerous iPad outfits have emerged from the tech-sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Dolphins Can Use iPads! (Flash Unnecessary for Cute)

    ​A dolphin in Mexico has now been trained to communicate which inanimate object he wants to play with via pecking an iPad. According to dolphin researcher Jack Kassewitz of (add to the list of jobs we want): "The dolphin loves the iPad. He can actually make the thing work. We' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Early, Frenetic Adoption of iPad Leads to Early, Frenetic iPad Theft in Brooklyn

    ​Apple reports that 2 million iPads have been sold since the device hit the market a mere two months ago. Last Friday, iPads finally rolled out for a bunch of jealous countries including Australia, Britain, Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland. In July, Austria, Belgiu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Digital Yankee Pankee Outlawed: No iPads at Yankee Stadium

    ​As if it weren't enough for them to tell you when to stand, when to sit, and how much they're going to extort you for the privilege of watching a World Series team phone it in on important rivalry series', the Yankees management is now telling you which telecommunications devices you can (or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Things We Would Never Buy: The Solid-Gold, Diamond-Encrusted iPad

    ​In items we would never purchase even if we did have the money but that might be nice to see in person, and perhaps hold in our warm arms for just a moment, we have "The Solid Gold iPad SUPREME Edition" (uniquely designed and crafted by Katherine Hughes of Stuart Hughes, a company that's real ... More >>

  • Film

    May 4, 2010

    The Lives of Others in DDR/DDR

    Life in East Germany, caught on camera

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Baby Using iPad Glimpse of Terminator-Like Future In Which Babies Crush Your Head With Their Minds

    ​If there's anything that reasonably makes older folk fear the future, it's when they struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing pace of technology. Adaptation, as we know, is crucial to survival. It prevents those younger than everyone else from vetting them out of society via natural sele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2010

    iPad Arrives.

    ​The first release of the Apple iPad went on sale at 9 this morning to the long lines of customers who were camped out in front of Apple Stores and Best Buys waiting to buy them. The hand-held 9.5" touchscreen computers, which can access WiFi but not yet 3G (those go on sale later this month) ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2006

    Google: The New Port Authority

    A juggernaut gets ready to inject a big glob of silicon into New York City

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    September 27, 2005
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    October 11, 2004
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    June 22, 2004

    Go For a Drive

    Backing up your system should be fast, cheap, and totally under control

  • News

    June 8, 2004

    Screwdriver Solution

    If your laptop heads for the beyond, be brave—try a hard-drive switch

  • News

    May 25, 2004

    Chip Shot

    Get real cash from Pentium suit? Get real.

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    May 18, 2004

    Hot Girls Here

    Also boys. And they all need a way cooler laptop before their old one fries

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    February 24, 2004

    Part Way

    Should You Partition Your Hard Drive?

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    February 17, 2004
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    January 27, 2004


    Do You Really Need Intel Centrino Technology?

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    December 16, 2003

    Battle Chips

    How to Choose the Right PC Microchip

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    November 4, 2003

    Laptop Dancer

    An Audiophile's Guide to Sound-Card Upgrades

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    October 28, 2003

    Screeching Halt

    Do Weird Computer Noises Point to Imminent Meltdown?

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    September 23, 2003
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    September 9, 2003
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    June 3, 2003

    Slipped Disk

    Switching to CD-RWs Will Save You Money

  • News

    April 15, 2003

    Card Tricks

    How to Replace Your Outdated Video Card

  • News

    February 25, 2003

    Paranoid Android

    On the Web at Work: Can Your Bosses Tell?

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    January 28, 2003
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    August 6, 2002
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    July 30, 2002
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    February 15, 2000

    Securing the Masses

    We Got Your Hacker Repellent Right Here

  • News

    September 14, 1999

    What, Me Digital?

    Alfred 'Electronic' Newman? It's stark, raving, totally 'Mad'

  • News

    June 15, 1999

    Signal & Noise

    Little Green Men

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