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Tech journalist by day, badass biker by night, and a 24/7 Boston sports fan, Paul Lilly epitomizes the archetype of the modern day geek. You won’t ever catch Paul wearing a pocket protector or suspenders, but you might find him cruising down the highway on two-wheels wearing an Oregon Trail t-shirt, or sticking his head in a home brewed PC while donning a do-rag or Celtics jersey. Like so many from his generation, the Commodore 64 seduced him into the titillating world of computers, and through the years, he’s courted a number of OSes and platforms from DOS on up to Windows 8. Paul covers the news beat and reviews, and is a general wiseguy who keeps the mood light. He’s also a seasoned freelance writer whose work has appeared in Maximum PC, PC World, Computer Shopper, and a number of other online and print publications.

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Given the current landscape, it would seem inevitable that it's only a matter of time before Nokia falls to the competition and concedes the No. 1 spot in the smartphone market. After all, there's a new iPhone on the horizon, HTC continues to bombard the market with wicked fast Android devices (and those built around other platforms), and... Read more...
LG Display and iRiver today announced a $5 million joint venture to develop an ebook reader. Under terms of the agreement, the two companies will establish a new company tasked with OEM development, production, and sales of the new device, which will then be sold to electronics customers who are free to slap on their own label. "The joint... Read more...
In a blog post this week, Microsoft made sure to remind everyone that XP's deadline date is fast approaching, making specific mention of netbooks. Come October 22, 2010, "OEMs will no longer be able to pre-install Windows XP Home on new netbook PCs," no matter how much consumers may want it. So is another stay of execution coming? Don't bank... Read more...
Undeterred by Apple's stubborn refusal to support Flash, Adobe this week peered into their crystal ball and evidently saw a future in which their Flash Player came installed on more than 250 million smartphones. Adobe isn't talking about some far off future, either, and instead sees itself going from zero to hero in... Read more...
We don't know if the emerging 3D craze will end up a mere blip in the history of home entertainment or, if like netbooks, this will become the newest must-have technology, but if the 3D market does fall flat on its face, it won't be for a lack of effort from Sony. On the contrary, the electronics maker this week... Read more...
They say there's a first time for everything, and that apparently applies to Samsung as well. The company best known for its hard drives and LCD monitors this week announced the SP-H03, "a self-contained personal device," as Samsung describes it, or the first pico projector the company has ever made (as we would describe it). "With portable... Read more...
Like the Boston Celtics (put a sock in it, Lakers fans), Plasma technology refuses to whither away quietly, no matter what fancy new technologies (like LED-backlit displays) try to takes its place. Don't believe it? Try telling that to Panasonic, which has just announced a pair of new large screen 3D Plasma displays, the 3D Viera TH-P46VT2... Read more...
If you really want to let the world know you're the biggest Metal Gear Solid fan on the planet, head over to your local tattoo parlor and get yourself inked. If you're not into that sort of thing and/or want something a little less permanent, Astro Gaming has you covered. Known for their line of high-end headsets aimed at professional gamers,... Read more...
After being put under the microscope by the media and, more recently, by its customers following a rash of suicides that occurred at its Shenzhen, China factory, Foxconn said it is issuing another round of significant pay raises, the second time that this has been done this week. According to a report in The New York Times, Foxconn plans to... Read more...
MSI is super stoked about their new GT660 gaming notebook, and with good reason. Packed inside a 16-inch chassis are a bevy of enthusiast grade goodies, not the least of which is a Core i7 processor and Nvidia GTX 285M graphics. What's more, MSI claims this is the first notebook to come equipped with the company's TDE+ technology (Turbo Drive... Read more...
AT&T managed to ruffle a few feathers when they announced the end of their unlimited data plan. For most customers -- up to 98 percent, according to the wireless carrier -- the new 250MB and 2GB monthly data plans will actually save users money in the long run, but for those who ordered an iPad 3G in hopes of not... Read more...
AT&T over the weekend began offering the Palm Pixi Plus for sale to its customers, and at a pretty attractive price point too. Though the smartphone spotlight today is shining squarely on Apple's iPhone 4G, which Steve Jobs is expected to announced during his WWDC 2010 keynote, AT&T's $50 price tag for the webOS-based Palm Pixi Plus... Read more...
Australian airline Jetstar's in-flight entertainment is about to get a whole lot more, well, entertaining. No, they're not hiring dancing girls to boogie down the isles, but the airline from down under will start renting out iPads on some of its domestic flights. It will cost $10 to rent an iPad, which will provide some additional in-flight... Read more...
The spinsters on Nokia's marketing team are billing the company's new E73 Mode smartphone as the premier device to "balance the need to stay connected with one's work and personal life at home or on the go." In other words, it's suitable for both work and play, much like RIM's BlackBerry phones, which is what the N73 looks strikingly similar... Read more...
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