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Josh Fruhlinger is a writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles.

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Where Did I Come From? The Origin(s) of My MacBook Pro

'Assembled in China' is just the beginning.

Extreme BYOD: When Consumer Tech Goes to Unexpected Places

Your laptop will get less spacesick than you.

Five Generic Domain Names and Their Journey Through Time

Remember the go-go days of the 1990s, when dot-com domain names based on ordinary nouns and verbs were snapped up by hopeful companies? Here's a look at five very generic domain names, and where they've been.

Computing Fossils: Old Tech Holds on for Dear Life

Many obsolete technologies persist from less ancient times to today. A brief tour through these technological fossils offers a lesson on the durability of items we may consider ephemeral.

Meet the Strange Bedfellows who Could Stop SOPA

Is tech the last refuge from Democrat-Republican bickering?

6 True and Tested IT Superstitions

What dark powers do geeks turn to in times of need?

9 Technologies That Were Ahead of Their Time

Sometimes you build it, but they don't come. Here's a list of duds with potential, good intentions, and occasionally a legacy.

How to Ruin Your Life with Social Networking

A fun and quick list of ways you can screw up your life via social networking sites, while still walking the streets a free man or woman.

Microsoft's Mobile Flops

Flops and vapor: 9 ways Microsoft tried and failed to rule mobile.

Big, Bad Bullies of Tech

Everybody loves the underdog -- until it comes out on top.

What if Tech Tried a Reality Show? Meet Silicon Shore

These true-to-life IT types will make America forget that they ever heard of "JWoww."

Tech Hoarders Tell All

How much hardware do you have hidden in your home's nooks and crannies?

7 Patent Lawsuits That Affect Your Tech

Recent smartphone battles are just the latest times the software patent is the weapon of choice.

Stupid Criminal Tricks on Facebook

A rogues' gallery of Facebook-themed crime stories: some announced via Facebook, some cheered on -- and some solved!

Apple iPad: Poisoned Love Letter to Tech Industry

Since the iPad is the new kid on the block, let's imagine it as the hunter. What technology will the iPad kill off?