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JR is a syndicated writer who regularly appears in PCWorld, Computerworld, InfoWorld, and places that serve custard. He's the author of the Android Power blog and the co-founder of eSarcasm.

Why are they called that? The silly stories behind six tech brands

How did TiVo, Skype, eBay, and others wind up with the names they did? JR Raphael has the answer.

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Married to your desk? Five tips for a better relationship

Here's a sobering statistic: With a 40- to 45-hour work week, many Americans spend about 25 percent of the year on the job and 2,000 hours sitting at a desk. A simple workstation tune-up can make you a lot more comfortable.

Google closing Nexus One web store

Google's groundbreaking model for selling Android phones from a single Website is about to become history.

Adobe announces Flash for Android beta testing

Apple may not want Flash on its mobile devices, but users of Android will soon gain full support for the multimedia platform.

3D TV: Not for the drunk, tired, or pregnant

Behind all the buzz about the 3D TV technology stands a stern warning: If you're a teenager, a pregnant woman, a senior citizen, or a drunk, you shouldn't necessarily be watching it. The same applies if you're just really, really tired.

Is a Google Android tablet in the works?

Google may be getting into the tablet game, according to a New York Times report.

Motorola Backflip on AT&T: Not the full Android experience

AT&T may have opened its arms to Android with the release of Motorola's Backflip, but it isn't exactly embracing the platform's open nature.

Motorola jumps the gun on Droid upgrade announcement

Android 2.1 will not be appearing on Droid soon, despite Motorola's promise earlier this week.

Google's Nexus One: Questions and answers

PC World tells you what you need to know about the newly unveiled Android-based smartphone from Google.

The Google-TiVo deal: What it means for you

Google and TiVo are teaming up for a new deal that'll put your clicking habits into the hands of advertisers.

Verizon's Droid launch: your complete guide

Can you feel the tremors? Verizon's hotly anticipated Motorola Droid finally arrives on Friday.

Apple: Exploding iPhones not our fault

Apple says it's not to blame for a series of exploding iPods and iPhones.

Google Caffeine FAQ: Your questions answered

PC World has the answers to any questions you might have about Caffeine, the next-generation architecture for Google's Web search platform.

Report: Government wanted total cell phone ban for drivers

We've long heard about the dangers of using your cell phone while driving. Chatting or texting behind the wheel could be as bad as drunken driving, some studies...

Microsoft to open retail stores near Apple's

Microsoft's upcoming retail stores won't just be similar in concept to Apple's -- they'll also be similar in location.