Who gets the HP Data Vault?

The feedback for the Data Vault giveaway is excellent. 139 of you took the time to share your pain of data loss with rest of us. If you are a long time reader, you likely remember my own data disaster...

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HP Data Vault Giveaway

I'm giving away an HP Data Vault! Read on to find out how it could be yours. Back in January I posted my review of HP's Data Vault, which is a small business backup and storage server from HP. As...

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Total Recall - The Quest for Perfect Memory

Back in January I mentioned using Evernote to keep track of notes and information I want to remember. So far I'm continuing to add more data and it's working as a great way to keep track of all kinds of...

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Thank You Hertz Car Rental

Telling stories about the time someone gave you lousy customer service is easy, but it's a rare occasion when people bother to mention outstanding service. Hertz provided my family with outstanding service on our recent trip to the Los Angeles...

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A Coupon Discount for Anything?

I like spending less for the things I need, which means I'm willing to look for a coupon or holdout for a sale before purchasing. When I found an opportunity to reduce the price of my recent refrigerator purchase by...

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iTunes Fails Me For the Last Time

I'm back in Iowa for the holidays and getting here was made more painful by a failure of the iTunes DRM machine. We left for the airport on Wednesday morning. Prior to leaving, I signed in to iTunes on my...

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A Treasure Hunt for Series E Savings Bonds

At one point in the past, many people purchased Series E savings bonds for babies or for a rainy day and then forget the purchase was ever made. You can find out if you're one of those people in just...

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Gmail Needs to Copy Rackspace Email Feature

[UPDATE] As many people are pointing out in the comments, Gmail has the Forgotten Email Detector available in the Gmail Labs experimental features. So the big difference is Rackspace recognized people need help with attachments and turned the feature on...

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Twitter Lists Aren't About You

If you think the new Twitter Lists feature was designed to help you organize the people you follow, you would be dead wrong. On the surface Twitter Lists help you organize tweets into something sensible, but there's something more in...

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Law Blogs Make You Smarter

I'm an information junkie. Put engaging writing in front of me and I'm distracted for hours. Reading tech blogs is a no-brainer for me, but I tend to read about tech stuff while ignoring the rest of the universe of...