Peggy WattContributing Editor, PCWorld

Peggy Watt, a longtime technology journalist, is a contributing editor to PCWorld and TechHive and a professor of journalism at Western Washington University.

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Coping with weather may require a change of computer

A meteorologist says the U.S. weather prediction system is insufficient because of an outdated commitment to certain equipment.

Facebook Gifts returns to marketing only virtual goodies

Less than a year after launching Facebook Gifts, the social network is dropping physical items from the selection and focusing on gift cards, primarily its own.

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WheeMe robot offers a rolling massage (video)

Massage therapy gets automated with the WheeMe robot, which promises to caress and tickle as its wheels and small rotor run over your back.

Security tools safeguard mobile business, consumers, kids

A roundup of mobile security products introduced at a MobileCon event include software from Symantec, Strikeforce, NQ Mobile, and SecureAuth.

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Angry Birds Get an Assist into Space

Seattle's Space Needle serves as a launching pad for a space-bound bird wielding a "supersized" slingshot.

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Microsoft Appeases Tribe Over 'Tulalip' Code Name

Microsoft's secret social networking project is glimpsed, and a Native American tribe wants to know why Microsoft is using its name.

Foxconn Indicted on Stage

"The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" tells tales of Apple and of the Chinese workers behind its iGadgets.

Sony: PlayStation Network Resumes This Week

The company has called for FBI help evaluating the security breach that has shut down PSN for 10 days and counting.

AOL Buys HuffPost for $315 Million

Founder Huffington will oversee a new AOL division encompassing a broad swath of consumer sites, push local coverage, video, and other projects.

If You're Not Networking, You're Not Social

'Young and Digital' researcher says schools, health care, home and work all need to change to keep up with trends in communications.

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Clearwire Rover Puck

For anyone not deterred by the product's awkward Gen Y-focused marketing, Clearwire's Puck is a sturdy and reliable 4G hotspot with no contract required.

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Clearwire's Rover Puck 4G Mobile Hotspot: Prepaid Is Now Hip

For anyone not deterred by the product's awkward Gen Y-focused marketing, Clearwire's Puck is a sturdy and reliable 4G hotspot with no contract required.

Fizwoz Offers Outlet for Mobile Photogs

Online marketplace matches buyers, sellers of news and feature photography and video.

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CES Streamed Live Over Head-Mounted Videocam

One man shares his ongoing adventures at the Vegas event with the help of an iPhone on his cap.

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