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Top Comet ISON watcher calls space rock officially DOA

The potential comet of the century grazed the sun last week, and it now appears it didn't survive to put on a once-in-a-lifetime Christmas show for us.

By December 2, 2013


Is the HTC One ad LOL or DOA?

HTC roped in James Van Der Beek and Funny or Die for an ad campaign that parodies The Bachelorette.

By April 14, 2013


Steve Jobs: 7-inch tablets 'DOA' -- yeah, right

The 7-inch tablet is dead on arrival. Oh, wait, let me take that back.

By August 4, 2012


Ultrabooks DOA

In 2012, the very definition of the term "ultrabook" became increasingly vague. And the hope that this nebulous category would give the PC industry a much-needed boost did not come to fruition.

By December 11, 2012


How Electronic Arts resurrected its DOA Simpsons game

Five months ago, EA pulled "The Simpsons: Tapped Out" from the App Store after critical connection problems and bugs. An executive talks about its return.

By August 20, 2012


Sony PSP 2 will have 3G: PlayStation phone to be DOA?

The Sony PSP2 will include 3G for gaming on the go, which could mean trouble for the PlayStation Phone that's also heading our way.

By January 24, 2011


Digital City 105: FaceBook adds e-mail; Samsung Galaxy hands-on; and the sad story of a DOA TV

This week: Dan gets punched in the face by the Kinect, 10 reasons Android beats iOS, and why your laptop is probably cooking your lap.

By November 18, 2010


Ep. 105: New Facebook and Apple developments; Samsung Galaxy hands-on; and one DOA TV.

This week, we discuss the new Facebook e-mail system; predict Apple's Tuesday iTunes announcement; and go hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Later, Dan recounts the harrowing story of the the death of his TV, and his plans for a replacement.

By November 17, 2010


Is 3D DOA?

Slate argues that the problem with 3D is that it "always has, always will" hurt your eyes. And I tend to agree.

By April 5, 2009


Ep. 1253: Google has an honesty problem

Here's the thing: Google keeps insisting that the data it snared from open Wi-Fi hot spots isn't a big deal, it's useless, it was an accident, and so on. But now, some French investigators discovered that the "useless data" contains obvious passwords and recognizable snippets of email. Which isn't as "useless" as Google suggested, you know? Also, Apple iOS 4 is here; the Nook is, hopefully, resetting e-book reader prices to somewhere they should be; and you decide: Toshiba folding tablet, awesome or DOA? Or both?

By June 25, 2010