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Jason is the former editorial director of Macworld, and has reviewed every major Apple product of the last few years, including the original iPhone and iPad as well as every major version of Mac OS X. Check out Sixcolors.com for his latest Apple coverage.

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Comcast's Time Warner Cable purchase is a merger of monopolies

The two biggest cable companies in the U.S. might be merging. But these companies are already Internet-access monopolies, which is the real problem. And the FCC is the only group that can solve it.

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A year with Pebble: What I've learned from the smartwatch

Jason Snell has spent the last year with a Pebble strapped on his wrist. It's given him some perspective about what works, and what doesn't, with wearable tech devices.

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Clockwise Podcast 23: Google Eyeball

We debate the innovative aspects of Google and Apple, question the reliability of our personal technology, ponder what cutting-edge technologies will soon be obsolete, and analyze Facebook's new Paper app. Plus, mystery sports!

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Hands on: Pebble unlocks its new smartwatch app store

Smartwatch pioneer Pebble opened its new store for watchfaces and apps on Monday.

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Clockwise Podcast: Mac at 30, iPod's dying days, Google's home invasion

The Mac turns 30 -- can it survive to 40? The iPod's sales figure suggest an iconic product that's about to pass into the great beyond. And Google's purchase of Nest brings up lots of questions about what Google's really up to.

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Clockwise Podcast: Live from CES

Live from Las Vegas! It's CES 2014. Wearables, televisions, Apple's biggest threat, and smart homes. With Jason Snell, Philip Michaels, Leah Yamshon, and Rene Ritchie.

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How Isaac Asimov predicted 2014 tech in 1964


Science fiction author Isaac Asimov tried to imagine what technology would be like in 2014 back in 1964. He got a lot more right than you might expect.

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Clockwise Podcast: 2014 anticipation, 2013 favorites, and a blue Power Mac

As the year ends, our podcast panel looks forward to the tech of 2014 and imagines our 2003 selves reacting to 2013 tech. Plus Apple's new Mac Pro, Facebook's video ads, and where we'll be celebrating New Year's Eve.

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Clockwise Podcast: Airing our grievances

Have we reached peak social media? Are serial entrepreneurs creepy? Will people on the Internet pay for anything? And what's on our tech holiday shopping lists? These questions may or may not be answered by Dan Moren, Jason Snell, Philip Michaels, and Susie Ochs.

Buying Guide: Find the perfect ebook reader

What's the best device if you want to embrace a post-paper reading world? That all depends on whether you want a dedicated reading device or a more versatile tablet.

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Clockwise Podcast: Rise of the robots, working on iPads, music videos, and creepy ads

Jason Snell is joined by Dan Frakes, Christopher Breen, and Leah Yamshon to talk tech in 30 minutes or less.

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Clockwise Podcast: Tablets, office suites, and gaming consoles

What Apple might do with the technology behind Kinect, choosing a tablet over a laptop, the office-software yard sale, and the relevance of new gaming consoles. Dan Moren and Jason Snell are joined by Dan Miller and Armando Rodriguez.

First Look: iPad mini with Retina display

The iPad mini with Retina display has arrived! We take it out for a spin, and try to find differences between this model and the recently-released iPad Air.

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iPad Air review: The best tablet gets better

It's lighter, thinner, and twice as fast as the previous full-size iPad. What's not to like?

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iPad Air diary, day 1: Portrait of a new orientation

Jason Snell's first day with the iPad Air reminds him of the pleasures of a larger iPad. But is this new model lighter and smaller enough to use one-handed?