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Matt Lake has been enthusiastically using and writing about technology since "portable computing" meant a 35-pound Compaq 8088 luggable and the most popular search engine was grep.

Pocket Marvels: 40 Years of Handheld Computers

From the first pocket scientific calculator through '80s organizers to today's tablets, check out 15 ingenious devices that have driven the handheld computing revolution.

.XXX Does Not Mark the Spot

ICANN’s latest top level domain decision raises a few eyebrows.

Skype and Facebook: Together at Last on (Some) Corporate Networks

If using Skype with Facebook triggers cascading browser windows to flood your screen, a fix is on the way.

Skype and Facebook: When Social Media Collide

If using Skype and Facebook together is triggering pop-up browser windows that clutter your screen, you're not alone. Here's how to stop that headache.

Personal VPNs Offer Safer Wi-Fi: Three Services Compared

You're right not to trust public Wi-Fi when you're doing important business. To keep your online activities to yourself, these three VPN services let you work within a secure Web tunnel.

11 Infamous Software Bugs

Celebrate 'Debugging Day' by remembering these monster problems from the past.

Windows 7: New Laptops and Netbooks for a New OS

Exciting, innovative laptops and netbooks are being built around Microsoft's latest operating system. Here's a preview.

Must-Haves for the Digital Nomad

As the dream of the digital nomad lifestyle takes flight, it's time to pack up your office and take it on the road. Here's how.

Windows 7: Four Reasons to Upgrade, Four Reasons to Stay Away

With Windows 7, has Microsoft done a far, far better thing than it has ever done before? Well, yes and no. Here are some reasons to jump on Windows 7 as soon...