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compuserve

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The tired GIF gets a modern-day makeover

Imgur's new GIFV format means animated images load faster, look better and play when shared on social networks. Will the 1987-era GIF format finally fade from use?

By October 9, 2014

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Amazon hitches e-copy to that book you bought in 1995

New MatchBook program offers Kindle editions of print books that Amazon customers purchased as early as the online store's first days. For now, the list is limited and could cost up to $2.99 per title.

By September 3, 2013

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GIF creator: It's a soft 'g', Mr. President

Steve Wilhite, the man who created the GIF, is miffed that anyone -- be it the Oxford English Dictionary or the White House -- should imagine it's not pronounced like "jiffy."

By May 21, 2013

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Facebook is the new Compuserve

Facebook is useful in its ability to help create conversations, but it's potentially dangerous in the stranglehold it maintains on those conversations, just like Compuserve of old.

By December 14, 2009

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20 biggest tech innovations of my lifetime that I actually use

If you were to make a list of the biggest tech innovations that you use personally, what might it include? Here's my list. Share yours on Twitter using #MyTopTech.

By January 4, 2013

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CompuServe Classic laid to rest

AOL has shut down the historic Internet access service, which got millions on the Internet for the first time in the 1980s and 1990s but has grown obsolete.

By July 6, 2009

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My Best Tech Gift Ever: Prodigy

In the first installment of a weeklong series featuring the reminiscences of CNET writers and editors, Crave's Eric Mack recalls a pivotal 1980s present from Mom.

By December 3, 2012

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Apple's iMessage is stuck in the depressing past

The new iOS communication service should help correct overpriced text messaging. But alas, iMessage is also just another proprietary network.

By October 18, 2011

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Appeals court: Feds need warrants for e-mail

Rebuffing the Justice Department, judges insist on warrants because e-mail records give police "the ability to peer deeply" into someone's activities.

By December 14, 2010

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Would e-mail transform Facebook, or vice versa?

Adding real e-mail to Facebook has the potential to transform either the social network or the venerable Net communication technology. How open might it be?

By November 12, 2010