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★ Beautiful Mac Setups Need Not Be Expensive

Steve Offutt: At home I run a 27-inch 3.2 GHz iMac i3 with 1TB internal storage and 8GB of RAM. At the marketing office I pair my personally-owned 2007 MacBook Pro (2.33 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo, 15-inch) with a department-owned Apple 23-inch Aluminum Cinema Display. For me, technical specs equal beauty and maybe some …

★ TSA Begins “Shoe Scanner” Trials

The Transportation Security Administration announced this week that it’s accepting proposals for a “shoe scanner” device. It could be a way to cut down on the aggravations of airline travel while still allowing officials to check for weapons and explosives inside a terrorist’s Reeboks. The idea crashed and burned when the Department of Homeland Security first …

★ Gizmodo’s iPad 2 Review

Matt Buchanan says what I’ve been saying since the iPad was debuted last January: Basically everything that was bad about the iPad—still is. It seems terribly silly and antediluvian that the iPad, this beacon of the post-PC world, is still so tightly tethered to the PC. Syncing it to your computer is still the very …

★ SXSW is Not “over”

MG Siegler’s post about the future of SXSW is a must-read for techies who have or will attend the Austin event. I couldn’t have written this any better. My favorite line: But don’t mistake my cynical tone for a declaration of doom for SXSW. It might be “over” in the sense that I no longer …