Paul Boutin

Paul Boutin is a writer living in San Francisco.

Webhead
Aug. 6 2008 7:12 AMThe Lazy Man's Guide to Web 2.0FriendFeed crawls Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube so you don't have to.
Technology
Feb. 20 2008 3:48 PMHow To Be a Better BrowserCan a new filtering program cure the Web's information overload?
Technology
Dec. 27 2007 7:33 AMSecret SurfingHow to keep prying eyes away from your Web browser, e-mail, and IM.
Technology
Nov. 7 2007 12:08 PMIs Facebook the Next Google?The social networking site tries to become an ad-sales behemoth.
Technology
Sept. 6 2007 2:43 PMThe iPhone MenaceOnly the BlackBerry can save our nation's productivity.
Technology
April 4 2007 2:29 PMThe iPhone WannabesWhat Apple's competitors get wrong about the next generation of cell phones.
Technology
March 6 2007 4:18 PMThe Power of OneTouchHow to back up your movies and music with the push of a button.
Technology
Jan. 22 2007 3:56 PMThe Verdict on VistaIs the new Windows any good?
Technology
Jan. 2 2007 12:23 PMGoogle's Buried TreasureFour great applications you might not know about.
Gearbox
Nov. 27 2006 6:57 AMIt's Electric!The Tesla Roadster—a hotshot sports car that runs on batteries.
Technology
Sept. 13 2006 2:18 PMWill Apple Change Television Forever?Not now. Maybe never.
Gearbox
Sept. 5 2006 12:14 PMKey PartyZipcar makes car sharing sexy, not sorry.
Technology
Aug. 7 2006 5:25 PMThe Myth of the Living-Room PCWhy you don't have an Apple iTV.
Technology
June 15 2006 3:51 PMMom, Do I Have To Fix Your Wi-Fi Again?A painless way to do tech support for your parents.
Technology
April 7 2006 4:12 PMSwitch DifferentI don't want Windows on a Mac. I want OS X on a PC.
Technology
April 3 2008 6:57 AMCloudy Judgment Web-based applications are all well and good, but there's still no beating the desktop computer.
Gizmos
Jan. 16 2008 7:44 AMMacBook ErrWhy I'm disappointed in Apple's ultraslim new laptop.
Gizmos
Dec. 13 2007 7:49 AMThe Best Gadgets of 2006Last year's products make this year's best gifts.
Technology
Oct. 30 2007 7:52 AMCan Google Kill PowerPoint?And the winner of our presentation deathmatch is ...
Gearbox
June 12 2007 10:02 AMI Hate My Classic CarThank goodness they don't make 'em like that anymore.
Technology
March 8 2007 5:01 PMSpring Forward, Fall to Pieces?Will early daylight–saving time destroy your computer?
Technology
Jan. 30 2007 5:44 PMOffice PoliticsMicrosoft's Office 2007, the most annoying computer upgrade since Windows 95.
Gizmos
Jan. 10 2007 6:41 PMThe iPhone ComethAssessing Apple's newest gizmo. Plus: three gadgets that debuted at CES.
Gizmos
Dec. 14 2006 2:36 PMTelevision QuestI haven't had a boob tube since 1991. Can I find one I want to buy?
Technology
Oct. 18 2006 4:35 PMA Video History of YouTubeFrom lip-sync videos to $1.65 billion in 14 months.
Technology
Sept. 12 2006 2:50 AMThe Best Computer Upgrade EverForget about a faster processor. Splurge on a bigger screen.
Technology
Aug. 11 2006 5:30 PMYou Are What You SearchAOL's data leak reveals the seven ways people search the Web.
Technology
July 3 2006 1:13 PMWhere's My Google PC?It's coming. It'll be great. You'll hate it.
Technology
April 28 2006 12:05 PMA Grand Unified Theory of YouTube and MySpacePoint-and-click sites that don't tell you what to do.
Webhead
March 29 2006 2:38 PMWeb 2.0The new Internet "boom" doesn't live up to its name.

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