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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Paycheck Friday: Purchasing Suggestions For Your Perusal

It’s Friday! Maybe you just got paid. You could use that money for boring stuff like bills, rent, and food, or you could act like a wonderfully impulsive consumer and spend it on any number of products. Here are some ideas to get you started based on your taxable income bracket.

10% ($0 to $8,375)

You get an iPad yet? Oh, …

Acer to Show Off Chrome OS Computers in Early June?

VentureBeat is reporting that “Acer will launch Chrome OS devices at the Computex Taipei show, which will be held from June 1 to June 5.” That’s according to “multiple sources,” though it’s not to say that the “launch” will mean that the devices will be available for purchase in June. I have a feeling Acer won’t be the …

Sprint to Round Down Prepaid Minutes With ‘Common Cents’

Funny how something as simple as rounding down cell phone minutes may have the ability to ingratiate a carrier with consumers. Sprint’s looking to find out whether or not that’s true by launching what it’s calling “Common Cents Mobile” through a partnership with retail giant Walmart.

The plan includes seven cents-per-minute …

Gateway NV Laptops Feature Social Networking Button

Gateway has expanded its line of NV-series notebooks with the NV59, a 15.6-inch machine starting at $630 and decked out with an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor (depending upon the configuration), optional Blu-ray (staring at $800) and featuring a series-wide “integrated ‘social networking’ button that allows customers to access …

Cryptids: Will The Colossal Squid Be Your Next Housepet?

Bad news, you guys. It seems that the mysterious colossal squid isn’t as aggressive as we’d all hoped. It’s huge, yes, measuring up to 40+ feet long and living in the deep, deep ocean, but recent evidence has suggested that instead of being an unstoppable, pirate-ship-sinking monster, “It’s more just like a big blob,”

AMD Bumps Notebook Battery to 8 Hours, Updates Desktop CPUs

AMD is finding its way further into the ultrathin, long battery life notebook arena with its recently announced 2010 “Vision” series CPUs. The line be available “in sleek and affordable notebooks that can deliver up to eight hours of battery life” while scoring “50% better than a comparable Intel-based system with Nvidia …

Another iPhone 4 Sighting

Looks like this whole iPhone 4 secret has gotten away from Apple full force, with another sighting coming from Vietnam. This one’s got three and a half minutes of video to go with it although just like the Gizmodo iPhone, this one appears to have been remotely disabled as well so we can’t see what the actual operating system looks …

MSI to Show Slatebook in June?

MSI, you know you can’t name something a “slatebook,” right? It’s either a slate or a notebook! Aw, what the hell. Do whatever you want. Crazy kids.

DigiTimes is reporting that MSI “will showcase a tablet PC, the MSI Slatebook, based on Intel’s mobile internet device (MID) platform at Computex 2010,” the collective

They Should Make It: HP Slate Dual Booting Win7 and WebOS

There’s been a lot of hubbub about tablet computing, in general, with most of the criticism for Windows-based tablets stemming from the fact that Windows on a tablet results in an underpowered computing experience with short battery life. So on the flipside of that coin, we’ve got mobile-centric operating systems like Android and

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