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Gadget Bans On Airplanes Due to Possible Interference is a Lie!

Gadget bans on airplanes due to possible interference is complete bull according to New York Times reporter Nick Bilton. I always knew it was a crock due to my engineering background and some basic-level physics. If a tiny mobile phone...

Cell Phones: More Tapping Than Talking Now

For the first time in recorded history, we used our cell phones more for sending text messages than making phone calls! (Knew that day would come ...)In the fourth quarter of 2007, the average subscriber's volume of text messages shot...

Roasting AT&T over iPhone Problems

"A phone is only as good as the network it's on," said a full-page Verizon Wireless newspaper ad on Thursday, lobbing a shot at AT&T's 3G, or third generation, high-speed network. (And ain't that the truth -- we know...

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made of ...

Buck Rogers and James Bond used jetpacks, and since the 1960s, several real jetpack designs have been built from metal, plastic and propellant. None has flown more than a minute. Now a New Zealand inventor, Glenn Martin, plans to unveil...

Asian Lines Already Formed for iPhone Launch

Want to be the first on your block to have the new iPhone?How about the first in your country? How about first in the world?Well, over in Asia, fans (is that right word? how about rabid consumers) are already in line...

What's Really New in iPhone 3G?

Amid all of the raves over the upcoming iPhone 3G, good to read David Pogue's New York Times piece about what's really new and exciting about the new phone. Don't want to give it all away, but it doesn't necessarily...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Smart Cards ...

 ... and were afraid to ask! Or didn't know to ask!Must reading indeed in last week's New York Times Circuits column by David Pogue, who explores not so much the past, but what the future holds for smart card technologies.Take...

Can Spam for Cell Phone Spam

You may not have been hit yet, but it's coming -- cell phone spam. You know, those messages you don't want, but still keep appearing ... and while a nuisance in email, with cell phone spam you wind up...

Shake, Rattle and Roll Those Gadgets

Manufacturers are increasingly embedding accelerometers and other sensors into their gadgets, according to an article in today's New York Times, allowing them to respond to movement without waiting for us to push a button. Game designers and other programmers...

Downloaded Movies Were Meant To Be Free

Nice to see Roku back and how about hooking up with Netflix in the announcement of a $100 set top box that streams free movies (for Netflix subscribers) to the living room. Instead of wading into a losing battle...

David Pogue's Pathetic List of Predictions

I was reading SmithOnVoIP and read how David Pogue, a well-known technology writer for the NY Times, recently made 5 what I call "obvious" predictions. One of his predictions is free landline calls. According to the article, "Prediction Number One:...

iPod vs. iTunes: The Guessing Game

While the iPod and iTunes are inevitably linked (they're both Apple products, right? and they are linked on the Apple web site), interesting New York Times article today on the ratio between the number of songs downloaded from iTunes as...

Megapixels Don't Matter

Always good to read what David Pogue of the New York Times has to say about technology, gadgets and the folks that inhabit our wonderful worlds. So not surprising then to read his digital camera ditty today about whether megapixels really...

Is the Phone of the Future FuturePhone?

Leave it to David Pogue in his New York Times "Circuits" column to explain the business model for a company named FuturePhone, which offers totally (and I mean totally) free international phone calls to more than 50 countries without sign-up, fees or surrendering your name...

Libya & the $100 Laptop

While Libya may not be the best place in the world to call home, it certainly looks a lot better to the 1.2 million children that will get $100 laptops courtesy of the Libyan government. While we here at...

MTV: Living in a Virtual World

If watching reality TV and playing "reality" video games like all of the permutations of The Sims wasn't enough, MTV plans to launch its new show, Virtual Laguna Beach, on Wednesday. Not just any old MTV-type show, according to reports...

Mac vs. Windows: Considering a Switch?

With all of the excitement around Apple and little (or at least not so much) around Microsoft computer products and gadgets, many may be thinking of switching from a PC to a Mac. (Not too many going the other...

Old School Old Tube

The one thing we don't think about too much in the world of gadgets is that gadgets do come and go -- some very fast and some very slow. Piece in the New York Times got me into this nostalgic...

Cold Chips Go Very Fast!

Researchers at IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology recently announced that they have broken the speed record for silicon-based chips with a semiconductor that operates 250 times faster than chips commonly used today. (New York Times reports.) (No, not the chips...

Sony's New Gadget-Dispensing Vending Machines

Have you heard about Sony selling electronic products in automated kiosks?Yes indeed! Reminds me of the amusement park game (or diner lobby game) where you put your buck into the machine and you get to operate a giant claw that tries to pick up...

Gadget Makers Go Green

Nice big article in yesterday's New York Times about how electronics makers like HP and Dell (among many others) are suddenly waking up and going "green." Seems this drive for "more environmentally conscious" behavior is really motivated by another type of green...

'The Mossberg Solution': The Right Stuff

A couple (or more) blogs ago, I waxed philosophic about one of the great consumer electronics journalists, David Pogue of the New York Times. Now I may have been putting the cart before the horse, because the dean (if there...

Double-Dipping on the Internet

Foreboding article in today's New York Times about "The High-Speed Money Line" and where the Internet may be heading -- consumers paying to get online and then paying again. Seems content providers (Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, etc.) may have to pay...

David Pogue Has Done It Again

It's a trifecta for David Pogue, who writes the weekly "Circuits" technology e-newsletter  and a column for The New York Times! (Every Thursday).This week's column, "How to Survive a Tech Support Call" is a funny (pathetic, but funny) column about dealing with...

My Favorite Holiday Gift Giving Guide

To me, there's nothing better than "The Circuits Holiday Buying Guide" that was recently published in the New York Times.From Toys & Games, Video Gaming, Stuffers, The Home Laboratory, Mobile Connectivity,  Outdoors,  Music, Home Entertainment, Cameras and Camcorders to Household Helpers, if you can't find something for...
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