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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Sony Adds Trackpad, New Colors to VAIO P Ultraportables

Sony’s VAIO P series is kind of in a category of its own. At 1.4 pounds with a 1600×768 resolution 8-inch screen, the computer packs netbook features into a tiny body while commanding a very non-netbook price tag of $800.

What you get for your money, though, is one of the most portable computers available. Sony’s newest revision to

Top Ten Monday Tech Deals

New Monday, new set of handpicked deals. Walmart has a 42-inch TV for under $500, Woot has a $13 MP3 player that’s almost iPod Shuffle-like in its simplicity and size, and Walmart has yet another aggressive deal with the black Nintendo Wii priced at $199 and bundled with extra controllers and a free bonus game of your …

Toshiba Working on 13-inch Laptop That Weighs 2.2 Pounds?

Here’s a quick rumor for you to take into the weekend. Looks like Toshiba may be working on the world’s lightest 13-inch laptop. It’s reported to weigh just 2.2 pounds, feature Intel’s new Core i3/5/7 processors, and come with something called a “super charged ion battery” that’s capable of recharging to 90% capacity within …

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)

With your income, you …

Stop the Insanity: Bacon Flavored Beverage Syrup

Un. Be. Lievable. The familiar Torani-labeled bottles that you see at your local coffee shop come in a wide variety of flavors. Does bacon have to be one of them? Apparently, yes.

I’d consider myself a bacon lover through and through but I draw the line at Torani’s suggestion that I add this bacon syrup “to cocktails, lattes, …

Microsoft Office Filled With Alarm Left on Sidewalk, Hilarity Ensues

If you saw a copy of Microsoft Office sitting unattended in a public area, what would you do? I’d think to myself, “Hey I use Google Docs, but Microsoft Office is expensive! I wonder where the rightful owner is. I’ll call Microsoft’s tech support hotline to ask them how to return it to said rightful owner and if they have no idea …

Two Minute Video: Is the 3G iPad Worth the Upgrade?

The newly-available 3G iPad is nearly identical to the standard iPad except for a $130 price premium and the ability to connect to AT&T’s cellular data network. Monthly plans range from $15 for 250 megabytes of data to $30 for unlimited data with no long-term contract. So is the 3G iPad worth the extra $130 and, if so, which data plan …

Virgin Mobile to Offer $35 Prepaid BlackBerry Plan

Newsflash! Plenty of people barely use any of their voice minutes any more. It’s all texting, e-mailing, and webbing (webbing, right?) nowadays. Virgin Mobile knows this and, as such, will soon offer an unbelievably aggressive BlackBerry plan.

Since Virgin Mobile is a prepaid operator (it uses Sprint’s network), you’ll have to …

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