Before all the turkey runs out and I go back to my normal cranky critic ways, I present to you 17 technologies worth giving thanks for.
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The Kinect is truly an amazing device, but it might not be what you expect. Even worse, you might get it home and discover it's not actually usable in your house.
Neighbors. What can you do about them?
No one is forcing us to move our email over to Facebook and this whole issue may be more fuss than substance.
If feature creep goes so far that you wind up in front of the Supreme Court, you've got too many features.
Here's a little tip. If you don't want to feel intimidated and harassed by the government, don't pal around with traitors.
The idea that this guy is going to be going to Washington is just awesome.
In 2011, the House will be run by Republicans, the Senate by Democrats, and the White House by President Obama.
Here we have, the Florida Dems calling Ma and Pa Florida asking them "please to go" to their polling place.
Hopefully, we'll be able to get a good, clear picture of how you feel about the issues.
Let's tell our newly-elected officials that we're going to judge them on the job they've been hired to do: governance.
Some things are fun to mock. But when a chunk of our nation's nuclear capability suddenly drops off line, there's nothing funny about it.
I've decided that if I get a robocall from someone, they're not worthy of my vote.
Assange is, essentially, a terrorist. He needs to be stopped. He needs to be treated by the allies in the same way we'd treat any other terrorist.
Drudge made Google out as the company ripping off taxpayers to the tune of $60 billion. Not true.
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