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A tempest brewing over tablets

week in review Apple, Microsoft, Google, and even Best Buy ready products to storm consumers, while Softbank snaps up Sprint. Also: Windows 8 anxiety.

By October 19, 2012


Corruption in Wikiland? Paid PR scandal erupts at Wikipedia

A Wikipedia trustee and a Wikipedian In Residence have been editing the online encyclopedia on behalf of PR clients. Add the discovery of an SEO business run on the side, and this tempest is out of its teapot.

By September 18, 2012


Yahoo and its CEO: What's the worst that could happen?

Chief Executive Officer Scott Thompson is accused of lying about his college education. Tempest in a teacup, or scandal in the making?

By May 4, 2012


Beer arcade: Video games + beer = awesome

The custom-made arcade unit from Dream Arcades lets you game and guzzle at the same time.

By July 13, 2011


Kisai RPM acetate watch only slightly confusing

Tokyoflash Japan's latest bizarre watch could be a Tron disc. You have to push a button to light the time-indicating LED display, which consists of concentric rings.

By June 1, 2011


LG light leak blamed for iPad 2 shortage

A defect in the LCD panels produced by LG caused Apple to shift a bulk of the production to Samsung, according to DigiTimes, which adds that LG has since fixed the problem.

By May 6, 2011


Report of FBI back door roils OpenBSD community

An allegation that the FBI, which has long pressed for back doors into encryption products, surreptitiously placed one into OpenBSD alarms security experts.

By December 15, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 852: Tempest in a Twitter teapot

Turns out a lot of people are all too happy to hand over their password to some unknown Web site just to find out if they're popular. Oh, people. When will you learn? Also, Microsoft Live gets a purpose, Valleywag loses its teeth, the BlackBerry Storm get

By November 13, 2008


Apple promotes Jeff Williams to senior VP

Like anything else at Apple, this promotion will probably result in rampant speculation about exactly what's going on internally.

By July 22, 2010


Windows 7 upgrade version: The dos and don'ts

CNET News' Ina Fried tries to explain what is and isn't possible (and legal) to do with an upgrade version of the Windows 7 operating system.

By November 2, 2009