Jared Newman

From his remote outpost in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jared blogs for Time, TechHive and PC World.

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Asus May Launch Sub-$200 Netbook

Faced with tough competition from tablets, Asus may strike back with a dirt-cheap netbook.

Digitimes’ unnamed sources say Asus is planning an Eee PC netbook for less than $199 (not pictured), but it’s not clear what the company would sacrifice to get the price that low.

Typical Windows 7 netbooks sell for about $300 or $350, and …

This Robot Can Beat You at Angry Birds

If you thought leisure activities were safe from a robot takeover, you might want to watch OptoFidelity’s robot play Angry Birds.

This particular machine can’t walk or talk, but it can fling avian avatars into plump pigs with ease. The robot was programmed ahead of time by humans, so don’t get too freaked out. It just happens to have …

HTC Bliss: Android for Womenly Women?

Verizon may be preparing an answer to its testosterone-laden Droid smartphone line with the HTC Bliss, an Android phone for women.

It’s just a rumor for now, but This Is My Next reports that the Bliss will be an ordinary-looking Android smartphone with female-centric apps and accessories. For example, the phone will reportedly include …

Chimps Know Who They Are When Playing Video Games

For humans, associating with video game characters is second-nature. I ducked. I jumped. I fell off a cliff and died.

As it turns out, chimpanzees are capable of similar associations. At Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute in Japan, scientists discovered that chimps become aware of their digital avatars when playing video …

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