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Mark A. Kellner

Mark A. Kellner

Mark A. Kellner is the Faith & Family reporter for The Washington Times. He can be reached at mkellner@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Mark A. Kellner

YOUR TECH: Much more with HD radio

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs recently uttered six words destined to make his office look like a Best Buy warehouse: "I wish I had a radio," Mr. Gibbs reportedly said amid questioning about the Obama administration's sparring with Rush Limbaugh. Published March 18, 2009

KELLNER: MacBook pledges 8-hour battery life

Eight hours. Repeat it to yourself, slowly and carefully if you like. Eight hours. That's the battery life claimed for, and apparently delivered by, the $2,799 17-inch MacBook Pro recently shipped by Apple Inc. Published March 16, 2009

AOL fires top tier; taps Google officer

America Online sent Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randy Falco packing Wednesday, along with President and Chief Operating Officer Ron Grant, replacing both with Google executive Tim Armstrong, the Northern Virginia company announced Thursday. Published March 13, 2009

AOL dumps top 2, taps Armstrong

America Online sent Chairman and chief executive Randy Falco packing Wednesday, along with president and chief operating officer Ron Grant, replacing both with Google executive Tim Armstrong, the Northern Virginia company announced Thursday. Published March 12, 2009

YOUR TECH: All-purpose PC offered

TriGem, a Korean firm trading as Averatec in this country, has done something rather audacious: It has put together an all-in-one PC that rivals the Apple iMac in appearance but is about two-thirds the cost of the least-expensive iMac. Averatec's D1002UHCE-1 desktop computer is on sale now at the firm's online store - and, apparently, only there - for $849, a good $350 less than the 20-inch iMac unveiled last week. Published March 11, 2009

KELLNER: A tuck-it-away TV tuner

Just after I'd written about the many ways you can find broadcast television that does not involve the use of "rabbit ears" or cable TV connections, the folks at Elgato Systems came along to show me some useful purposes for having the aforementioned antenna — and it'll set you back far less than you might think. Published March 9, 2009

YOUR TECH: Re-Kindling e-book passion

For $359, the retail price of Amazon.com's Kindle 2, released last week, you can buy, I guess, 15 hardcover books. In Kindle 2, however, you can carry 1,500. The latter is much easier to carry poolside here. That is, if I were poolside. Published March 4, 2009

GPS soars high with FAA

After decades of dependence on radar, a new system based on global positioning technology that uses satellites to determine an object's place, time and velocity is making inroads. Published March 2, 2009

KELLNER: Mac Beta Safari 4 showing promise

Internet Web browsers, we have seen lately, generate a lot of heat. Oslo-based Opera software is seeking the help of the European Commission in forcing Microsoft Corp. to distribute their Windows operating system with more browsers than Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Published March 2, 2009

KELLNER: New TiVo XL offers more to watch

It's been a good seven years, or thereabouts, since I've had a TiVo digital video recorder in the house. My first was attached to a DirecTV satellite dish and, in the early days of the 21st century, was quite cool - tons o' channels and a great picture. Published February 25, 2009

KELLNER: Samsung’s P560 a portable pleaser

Sometimes you forget things; I know I do. When I sat down with Samsung's P560 portable computer, I'd forgotten how big a 15.4-inch (diagonally measured) display screen could be. Published February 23, 2009

KELLNER: 1 box backs up many computers

It's just what you need in your living room: 1 terabyte of storage - that's 1,000 gigabytes or 1 billion bytes - attached to your home network, backing up your family's computers. All for just $229. Published February 18, 2009

KELLNER: Cloud computing a Microsoft threat?

At first blush, the new Euro-scrum over Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer Web browser and its integration into Microsoft Windows seems like a '90s hit come back to life, a reprise of a conflict over "bundling" music-playing software with the operating system. Published February 16, 2009

KELLNER: Photo tasks alone compel update

If there's a chemical solution for the condition of being jaded, I have the feeling it will be found in Cupertino, Calif., or pretty darned close to there. Published February 11, 2009

KELLNER: TV available without signals

The House of Representatives last week passed a bill extending the deadline for TV stations to switch broadcasts to all-digital service. Published February 9, 2009

KELLNER: Dock Pack pumps out music

There was Anna Netrebko, soprano extraordinaire, singing in my basement the other night, thanks to my iPhone and a $299 amplifier/speaker combo that is as close as we humans will get to a "Star Trek" transporter. It really sounded as if she were right here. Published February 4, 2009

KELLNER: Microsoft’s smooth Windows to future

The anticipated arrival - summer, perhaps? - of the Windows 7 operating system should generate a sigh of relief from millions of computer users - right after we figure out how much it's going to cost. Published February 2, 2009

U.S. mail: Five days a week?

Postmaster General John Potter asked Congress on Wednesday to drop a requirement to deliver mail six days a week. Published January 29, 2009