Doug Aamoth

Aamoth handles tech-related news, reviews, how-to's and videos as an editor at TIME. He lives in Boston and has spent around 20 years in the tech industry.

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Windows Phone 7 is Pretty Much Done, Released to Manufacturers

Windows Phone 7 is almost, finally, sort of, pretty much ready to go. And by that, it’s reached the “RTM” milestone. RTM stands for “release to manufacturing,” which basically means that the software is complete enough to send off to the companies who will be making Windows Phone 7 handsets.

Is the Windows Phone team really ready? …

Microsoft Makes Arc Touch Mouse Official: $70 in December

Microsoft has officially unveiled its new Arc Touch Mouse today, with a suggested retail price of $69.95 and an availability timeframe of “early December in time for the U.S. holiday season.”

The wireless mouse folds flat down to a little over half an inch in size and comes with a USB nano receiver that attaches to the underside …

Samsung Epic 4G Review: Premium Device, Premium Price

The Samsung Epic 4G marks Sprint’s second 4G-capable Android handset and the first one with a slide-out hardware keyboard. The phone features a 4-inch, 800×480 Super AMOLED screen, Android 2.1, rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, front-facing VGA camera, 1GHz processor, and 16GB of storage which is expandable to 32GB via …

Staples to Sell Kindle This Fall

Staples has announced that it will be carrying all three versions of Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader in its retail stores this fall. All of Staples’ retail locations—over 1,550 in all—will be stocking the Kindle, Kindle 3G, and Kindle DX for $139, $189, and $379, respectively.

Those are the same prices you’d pay on Amazon. Staples …

Two Minute Video: Laptop Buying Tips

Whether you’re a soon-to-be college student looking for a new laptop or a grown adult looking to cash in on the bevy of laptop deals that retailers will be offering during the coming weeks, here are some quick and simple tips to keep in mind when shopping for a portable computer.

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‘Rover’ Prepaid, Unlimited 4G Broadband Starts at $5 a Day

If you’re anxious to see what all the “4G” mobile broadband fuss is about but you don’t want to get locked into a two-year contract, Clearwire’s “Rover” service might be worth a look.

You purchase the “Rover Puck” cellular hotspot for $150 and then use it to share Clearwire’s 4G data connection with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices. …

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