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Unevenly Distributed: Why CES Is Hell

During next week's CES, you'll rarely hear a single word about why you should really care about the devices debuting there... but is that really so surprising when even the electronics makers at CES can't answer as simple a question as why their gadgets matter?

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Unevenly Distributed: Disillusionment, Clark Nova, The MacBook Air & The Perfect Writer’s Machine

After fifteen years I've finally found the perfect writer's machine in the new 11.6-inch MacBook Air. It fuses together both the best software and hardware of which a writer could ever dream, while boasting all of the slender and effortless portability of a composition journal. It is a writer's terminal in the purest sense: with its excellent battery life, ephemeral weight, satisfying keyboard and instant-on capabilities, the new MacBook Air is perfectly suited to be the nexus into the inner chaos of my own thoughts, feelings, hang-ups, pretensions and emotions as a blank page. So why isn't writing any easier?

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Unevenly Distributed: Chrome, the iPad and the Crossroads of Civilization

On October 7th, 1930 slender and bright; like a string tense and silent in anticipation of the purpose of her note Beatrice Warde was introduced to the British Typographer's Guild. The speech she gave would change the way people thought about type for the next fifty years... and should be burnt into the flesh of anyone who is making a gadget to this day.

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How Will You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

Greetings beloved GEARheads! The zombie apocalypse is near. Many a raving hobo have been telling me this over the years, and they can’t all be wrong. Just because they haven’t showered in nearly a decade doesn’t make them crazy. No, that’s the schizophrenia’s fault. So my little love muffins, I want you to take a look to your left and ...

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Happy New Year Jews and Jewettes!

Ahh, my fellow brothers and sisters. It’s that time of the year where we celebrate the new year. As 5770 comes to an end and 5771 begins, we reflect on the past year’s indiscretions. Indiscretions in our home life, indiscretions in our relationships and indiscretions with farm animals, and we ask for forgiveness and make an oath to ourselves to ...

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We Hereby Proclaim that Today be Known as Labor Day!

In honor of all expectant mothers out there, we’ll be practicing a day of silence to celebrate the hours of hard work and intense pain than woman across the entire face of the planet are forced to experience during childbirth. We truly respect everything all of you mommies did for us on our day of birth, so much so that ...

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What To Expect From the Steve Jobs Keynote at the Apple “Special Event”

There’s a good reason that “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” is one of the best-selling and most influential books of the past half-century. People like to know whats coming. No surprises, please. It’s a human instinct to fear the unknown, or at least be mighty uncomfortable not knowing. Lucky for you, much of what can be expected from the ...

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Apple Steve Jobs Keynote WWDC 2010 Recap

While much like our friends over at Gizmodo, we weren’t invited to Steve Jobs’ WWDC 2010 keynote, we followed the event close, so here’s a recap of what you might have missed, filtering out all of the typical craptastic self-promotion. Netflix app coming to the iPhone, the full Netflix experience. Watch Instant Stream movies, resume on different device. Out this ...

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