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    Over the past two weekends (August 2-4), Dell created and showed off the Dell Inspire House in the Hamptons. The house hosted cool, creative people from a range of industries and interests who converged to talk, banter, laugh and solve a slew of problems. I was thrilled to be able to attend last weekend...
  • Blog Post: CES 2011 Recap: My favorite PC tech from this year’s show (and a re-post of all fifteen “Live at CES” videos)

    CES 2011 was a whirlwind of incredible new PC technology.  There was a lot to take in, so to help you get a quick overview of the show’s PC highlights I’m re-posting all fourteen videos I shot at the event, as well as a line or two about the highlights for each partner. Thanks to Acer, Asus, Dell...
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  • Blog Post: Ask Ben Anything July Edition: Fun for the whole family!

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