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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

Articles by Mark A. Kellner

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

KELLNER: Rugged notebook a promising model

The Durabook Pro 15T will set you back $1,339, and if you need a relatively light notebook that has some rugged features, it might be a good investment. Published January 26, 2009

KELLNER: Techies get a Lego up

Erin Hoover, a Northern Virginia Community College student, was making a sculpture from tiny Lego blocks. But she also was trying to make a point Published January 19, 2009

KELLNER: Tech stuff Obama should fret about

If all goes according to plan and schedule, Barack Obama will be inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States at noon Tuesday. History will certainly be made with the swearing in of one of the youngest chief executives in U.S. history and the first black to hold the position. I've read about the meal he'll have after the ceremony, and the menu sounds great. Published January 18, 2009

FCC’s Martin heads to Aspen Institute

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin will end his nearly four-year tenure as head of the agency Tuesday and head to the Aspen Institute, the telecommunications think tank announced Thursday. Published January 16, 2009

KELLNER: iTunes change a happy note

Teresa Brewer sold a million copies of the pop song "Music, Music, Music" decades before Apple Inc.'s iTunes store was even a concept. After last week's announcements from Apple and some other industry players, the old tune came to mind. There are no nickelodeons now, nor will a 5-cent piece buy you a song. These are, however, great times for music lovers. Published January 14, 2009

KELLNER: IWork’s Pages ‘09: Nice price and easy

It's a personal quirk, but I've long had a "thing" about word processors. They've fascinated me, new ones are intriguing, and old ones sometimes evoke fond memories. (Where have you gone, oh XyWrite?) Published January 12, 2009

KELLNER: IPhone tops the best of 2008

If 2008 is remembered as the year of change, then the tech biz is an area where that change has manifested itself in abundance. Here's my take on the best of year that ended a scant seven days ago: Published January 7, 2009

American Orthodox install new prelate

About 300 members and friends of the Orthodox Church in America gathered Sunday at St. Nicholas Cathedral in the District to enthrone 49-year-old Metropolitan Jonah as the head of the church in North America. Published December 29, 2008

KELLNER: 3G iPhone best gift of year

Not that you'd care, necessarily, but I struggled with what to write about this week. Next Wednesday, I'll have some last-minute gift ideas, but today I wanted to present the top gift of 2008. What should it be? Published December 17, 2008

KELLNER: Lightweight, miniscreen PC netbooks compete

The netbook, also known as the "mininote" PC, is taking off. The netbook is a relatively small-screened, ultralight portable computer, with or without Microsoft Windows as the operating system. One research firm, DisplaySearch of Austin, Texas, said last week they expect as many as 14 million netbooks to be sold in 2008. Published December 15, 2008

KELLNER: Nikon’s D700 is stunning

This might move things into the territory normally occupied by, say, religious views, political preferences and, gasp, how we spend money. (Sex, after all, seems rather standard discussion fare in many circles nowadays.) But I have a current preference in cameras, and its name is Nikon. Published December 10, 2008