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Hands-on with Tenori-on

PC World senior associate editor Danny Allen joins forces with Macworld associate editor Brian Chen in discussing the Tenori-On, Yamaha's new music sequencer.

World Tech Update

Greenpeace boards a ship in Hong Kong, WiMAX is ready to launch, Verizon expands FiOS, Microsoft and Nortel partner, Intel shows off a new robot, Australia gets an Apple store, Tokyo shows off new toys and New York’s Digital Downtown demos new gadgets.

Mac time-wasters

Yes, the Mac is a tremendous productivity tool. Of course it’s a terrific device for organizing your life. It can also be a monumental waste of time. And that is exactly what this week’s video is about—the Mac as entraining time-waster.

Frame your calendar

Want to place your iCal calendar on the wall in digital form? Here's how.

Control the world

Your Mac can already talk to all kinds of electronic devices. But there are plenty of other gizmos that your Mac can’t communicate with: motors, robots, external LCD displays, and sensors of all sorts. You’ll need a microcontroller to connect hobbyist hardware to your Mac. Brian Jepson shows you how it’s done.

A farewell to gadgets

Though this marks the sixtieth and final—for now—Gadgetbox column, we will not leave you empty-handed. Savor our parting gift, these three last gadgets, until we meet again.

Indigo home automation software supports new devices

Indigo, the home automation software, gets new device support, interface refinements and other improvements in its 3.0 release, which is a free upgrade for 2.0 users.

I spy

They're not so far apart, the James Bonds and Bruce Waynes of the world—they're two sides of the same coin. But regardless if you opt for the "heads" of government-sponsored espionage or the "tails" of vigilante-style street justice, you'll want to be well equipped.

World Tech Update

In this week's show: Vietnam launches a telecom satellite, Samsung introduces the Soul, the European Commission asks for video game ratings, Honda’s Asimo robot has a new job, technology runs the Boston Marathon, disgruntled eBay users plan a boycott and Sony shows off a razor thin OLED display.

So metal it hurts

With next Monday being my birthday, on this week's Gadgetbox, I'm going to talk about some of my interests. Perhaps you can divine a suitable gift from this trio of interesting gizmos.