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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Cryptids: Project Serpo

Project Serpo details what apparently happened after the famous Roswell crash in 1947. Ever see Close Encounters of the Third Kind? Apparently that’s similar to what happened in the Serpo case, which details a story of an exchange program set up to send 12 of our people to the home planet of the aliens who crashed in the New Mexico …

New Intel Atom Z600 CPUs Coming to Tablets and Phones

Intel’s Atom CPUs have been all over the netbook space but the processor manufacturer wants in on the lucrative smartphone and tablet arenas as well. With the introduction of the Z600 series of Atom CPUs, Intel is promising processor speeds up to 1.9GHz for tablets and 1.5GHz for smartphones while maintaining long battery life and the …

HP Announces Updated Envy Series Notebooks

Hewlett Packard has unveiled its updated line of Envy notebooks, with the big draw being the 14-inch Envy 14 priced at just under $1,000. The computer measures an inch thick and weighs 4.4 pounds, which is pretty good for a machine with a 14-inch screen.

It’s actually a 14.5-inch screen for those of you keeping score, and HP is …

They Should Make It: Buy Stuff With a Tollbooth Transponder

The tollbooth transponder that I have on my car’s windshield is slick city, my main man. So slick, in fact, that it makes taking my wallet out of my back pocket to pay for gas, curbside pickup, and fast food seem like the most un-American waste of my very important time in recent memory.

I propose that the interconnected network of …

Best Buy Offering iPad Shipping and Store Pickup Soon?

Everybody try to remain calm when I tell you that Best Buy may be getting ready to offer in-store pickup for the iPad. Currently you have to search store inventories, see which stores have them in stock, and then head to the store hoping to get your hands on one before they sell out.

The in-store pickup option lets you put a credit or …

Volkswagen Electric Bike Folds Into Spare Tire Compartment

Now we’re talking. Volkswagen has developed an electric bike that folds down into the spare tire compartment, features no pedals, and goes up to 12.5 miles on a charge at up to 12.5 miles per hour.

The company is apparently getting ready to actually sell this bike, although pricing and availability hasn’t been set quite yet. …

Top Ten Monday Tech Deals

Monday, you go away for just long enough that we all forget about you, then–BAM!—here you are again. Well played, Monday, but you can’t keep this up forever… or can you? Our only recourse for now is to browse gadget deals left behind by Sunday; a day that’s far cooler than you, Monday.

This week’s deals include a …

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)

Rent’s due but you spent …

Humor Training? Ask Microsoft

If you’ve been endlessly searching for an academic approach to humor, look no further than Microsoft’s Education site. Specifically, the “competency” section for “humor.”

Did you know that there are four levels of proficiency in humor? It’s true. If you’re just at level one (basic), you may wonder where to find humor. …

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