The only thing better than cool technology is cool technology that’s free.
No one knows that better than the American tech market, because we are constantly seeking things for free. The irony is that our constant search for free downloads, free games and free updates — sometimes to the point of illegally pirating tech — is what artificially drives up the prices we pay for that tech. If not for the billions lost through tech piracy, software, games and apps would probably cost a lot less than they already do. Continue reading
I love this kind of stuff.
Now, it was trippy enough for me when I was a kid watching Star Trek use their wireless communicators, only to grow up and have a smartphone that I can actually use to make a video call. But now, some deep sea researchers are suiting up in a big way, and it makes me feel like a kid again. They are approaching the exploration of the sea the same way NASA approaches the exploration of space. Continue reading
Everyone remembers the Y2K scare, right? When doomsayers predicted the near end of the world because computers weren’t properly programmed to roll over from 1999 to the year 2000? Continue reading
Anonymity and the Internet have been a long-time couple since the earliest days of the information age. Now, they may not be married, but they are more like Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn — they’ve been together so long, they may as well be married. Continue reading
As if there was ever any doubt, Apple now owns the holidays.
Since the debut of the iPod, Apple has found a way to debut a new product almost every holiday season that has people lining up at the Apple store every year. It looks like this year will be no different. Continue reading
The Android is one of the most popular smartphones on the market, so of course, it was just a matter of time before spammers and advertisers found a way to hijack it for their purposes. Continue reading
I remember back in the day when I had what was then considered a top-of-the-line computer.
It was an IBM compatible PC with 64K of RAM and a whopping 40 megabyte hard drive. Oh, and it had a 300 baud modem. And if I wanted to upgrade my RAM to 128K of RAM, I would have to pay $300 just for the memory chip, and another $75 per hour to have someone install it (if I didn’t just do it myself). Continue reading
The goose flies at midnight.
The cake is in the oven.
Spy phrases can be fun, and you can make them mean anything. In fact, “John has a long mustache” was a real code phrase, one of many broadcast to the French resistance on the eve of the D-Day landings and all meaning the same thing: Invasion within 24 hours.
But we wouldn’t want to be forced to speak in code on a daily basis, but a recent move by Skype might have some folks rethinking that concept. Continue reading
Apple’s App store has a few app developers crying foul. Continue reading
For all those people prone to losing their cell phones, I have some bad news. The cashless society is coming and it will all be tied to your phone. Continue reading