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Jaycee Dugard's Surrealist Movie 12 Jul 2011 | 12:07 pm

In our household, Diane Sawyer's ABC interview with former captive Jaycee Dugard, seen by almost 15 million Americans, marked the end of an eclectic weekend of TV viewing for us.  The previous night, ...

Instant translations on your iPhone: Watch out for that Tricky Tilde! 1 Jan 2011 | 08:04 am

Tech reviewers have been gushing about a new iPhone app called "Word Lens" that magically takes foreign words seen by the phone's camera and translates them into English.

As Bill Gates Tours Galapagos, are we Loving the Place to Death? 1 Apr 2010 | 06:07 am

Cecilia Alvear, a freelance journalist who is a Galapagos native, takes a look at whether we're loving the unique islands to death as Bill Gates tours the islands via yacht and helicopter.

Punking the audience and some in the media about the iPad 29 Jan 2010 | 08:21 am

When blogger Jason Calacanis tweeted that he'd gotten an iPad to play with and touted all of its fantastic features, most of which the real version doesn't have, he was joking.

Tusnami Survivor Told Wife "Don't give up" 8 Oct 2009 | 05:59 am

Those of us on the NBC News crew in American Samoa didn't expect to run across a love story in the middle of the ruins, but we did. Ropati Opa ignored the pain from three broken ribs to save his wife ...

Hurricane Spins off Bermuda while State Department Spinner Stonewalls 22 Aug 2009 | 10:09 am

After her grueling trip to South Africa, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took off to Bermuda for a bit of R&R with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. While the couple strolled on the sand,...

Can you "Reach Out" While "Pushing Back?" 12 Aug 2009 | 09:57 am

In the NBC Newsroom in Los Angeles where I work, I've noticed that my younger colleagues favor the new-agey term "reach out" when they're trying to communicate with someone. Nobody calls the police fo...

Google Invites Public to Test Drive New Technology 12 Aug 2009 | 08:42 am

Google, perhaps feeling the competitive heat from Microsoft's Bing search engine, is inviting people to test drive its new and improved search technology.

Digital TV Switch: Snow-job for Some 11 Jun 2009 | 12:16 pm

On Friday, broadcasters finally pull the plug on analog TV, something that's been around since the end of World War II. For most of us, who get television via cable or satellite dishes, it'll be no bi...

Bring me Networks to Match My Gadgets 9 Jun 2009 | 08:57 am

So, there was Apple, Inc. senior Veep Phil Scholler unveiling the latest version of the iPhone at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, a gathering, with semi-cultish overtones, of the faithful geek...

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