In Gear Chat 14 Larry and Dan talk about the new Kindle… and why we ordered them. We also talk about Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 and, of course, iPhone and iPads.Read more
Show me a person who could watch the Pixar movie Wall-E without getting a little bit misty, and I’ll show you a person with a heart of stone. The premise was that Earth, long inhabited by wasteful humans was eventually rendered unusable, and there was a mass exodus to a fleet of spaceships provided for by the Buy N Large
The iPad is a runaway hit. We all know that. We use it at our desks. We use it in the kitchen. We use it in the living room. We use it everywhere. And it’s lack of a built-in stand is, at times, a pain. Let’s face it, you don’t want, or can’t, always hold the 1 1/2 pound device.Read more
Many of us like to keep our iPhones as sleek as possible. I personally prefer to use my iPhone 4 naked. But I also know that it’s just not practical to do so. I want to keep my iPhone looking as new as possible not only because I enjoy looking at “minty-fresh” gadgets but I also realize that in underRead more
Original Image courtesy of Google
The Nexus One was the first of many dubbed Android Superphones. Even though relatively low sales eventually may have been the demise of the device, it now holds a place in the hearts of Android fanboys and developers alike. The Nexus One has seen its last (virtual) store shelf, and is now said only to
My iPad is with me pretty much all the time these days. It’s rare for me to carry my MacBook Pro out and about anymore since I can accomplish pretty much everything that I need to on a device that weighs a pound and a half and runs for up to 10 hours or so instead of a 4 1/2Read more
Last month I reviewed the Darkspawn Chronicles DLC, saying that even at “$5 in Microsoft Points … it has questionable value.” I found it “a single-minded module that lasts about an hour, adds a single new item to the main game, and offers little replayability” … and was really just an average add-on in general. Now I am back
The video above shows Norry Leibman of South-Pak demonstrating a case panel ‘torture’ test. South-Pak is a company that carries custom cases for just about every possible item you could imagine. Have a trade show coming up and need a reliable way to ship your LCD screens? Have to travel with delicate (and expensive) medical equipment? Do you require theRead more
I rely on my iMac’s “clipboard” a ton. Between Twitter, the Internet, e-mail etc. it seems I’m constantly copying and pasting links and other information between one client to another. Often times I copy more than one item too and that means I have to go back and forth between the applications to retrieve and re-copy each time. An evenRead more
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Poynt, the free location based do-all search application that’s been available for BlackBerry and recently for Apple iOS devices. It’s one of those go-to applications I always add whenever I upgrade or switch devices. Until now, I was going through withdrawal without Poynt on my Android phone.
Whether you’re looking
A survey just out shows that 73 percent of adults plan to use a computer or Wi-Fi-connected device while traveling this summer. No surprise there. It goes on to note that nearly half of those vacationers plan to access the Internet through their host’s home network! This according to a consumer survey conducted by Opinion Research for Cisco’s Consumer ProductsRead more
Voice-recognition on the Mac has gotten far better since MacSpeech Dictate began using Dragon NaturallySpeaking as the engine for the transcription process. Still, MacSpeech lags behind Dragon with regard to both features and transcription accuracy. And that was the case for Dragon 10. Now Nuance has announced the release of Dragon 11. Dragon 11 is 15% more accurate than DragonRead more
In a (not at all) shocking turn of events, Amazon has released two new Kindles! When the Kindle 2 went out of stock earlier in the week, everyone raised an eyebrow. In fact, I was fully intending to lay out some predictions on what we might see in a new Kindle! Guess Amazon beat me to it!
But what you
There won’t be any leaving you in suspense during this review. I’m just going to come right out and say. I love the OtterBox Defender for the iPhone 4. I’ve been a diehard Defender user for sometime now. Almost all the firefighters in my company use Defenders on their devices, mostly Blackberries or iPhones) and the Defender for the 3GsRead more
It is no secret that I am a sports nut. It is how I make a living and sports have been a daily part of my life for many years. Most of these sports are the usual, football, basketball, baseball/softball. I played these sports, I coach these sports and I am a fan of these sports. One thing people do
I think by now I’ve made it known that I am frothingly anti-piracy, so the new ruling in the UK that bans the R4 Revolution and similar devices thrills me.
The high court set a new precedent by adjusting that it is illegal for the R4 card to circumvent Nintendo’s security systems in order to play content on the DS.
Just check out that image, called ‘Solargraph’. It is from the UK, taken of Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge. The lines are the travel of the sun over time, showing the motion of the earth relative to the sun, as well as periods where no sun at all was visible.
According to Wired, photographer Justin Quinnell made the images:
Vulkano is positioning itself as “the next-generation live TV place shifting, time shifting and streaming device for smartphones and other devices”. The system makes it possible to take the home TV experience anywhere and by anywhere they mean… anywhere. When connected to a set-top box and a TV the Vulkano brings video to a host of devices including Android, Blackberry,
… and also the most hated by golfers! I remember when it came out my Uncle who was an avid golfer saw it right away, as did my cousin who was visiting with family from Georgia. Two very different opinions, one from a middle-aged golfer who thought it was stupid and one from a guy a couple years older than
Last Friday night my family went to a nice downtown Corning pub, and noticed printed signs all around stating that a new policy would permit only one free soda refill, after which guests would have to pay for another full-priced drink.
I really didn’t think anything of it until I saw this post on Consumerist:
According to the article:
Every year I take one of my daughters on a weekend trip to NYC. This past weekend on our annual excursion we stumbled across ECOWRIST at a street fair in the Soho section of Manhattan. ECOWRIST was founded by husband and wife team David Gandy and MarQuerite Hamden in 2008 and the pair hand-makes watches from recycling, the use ofRead more
Solar power has been a promise since I was my son’s age. In the future. we were all supposed to have roofs covered in solar cells and not having to use ugly power lines to power our lives. We were barely able to get to the point of powering calculators. Fast forward 20 years and while there have been advances,Read more
Cardstar is a popular application that Gear Diary has covered before. Simply put, the application lets you ditch the wallet-busting customer loyalty cards by letting put them all right on your smartphone. Chances are that Cardstar has you covered whether it’s grocery, gas, pet supplies or anything in between. I’ve personally been using the application on iPhone, BlackBerry and
I loved Icon’s Rogue 2 Flashlight. It was the most durable flashlight I have ever had the opportunity to use. It was bright and well designed and will last many years. Paul Kim, the designer of the Icon line of flashlights is a genius at designing flashlights that are not only very good-looking, but very functional. That’s why IRead more
The folks here at Gear Diary are in lots of different industries: financial, tech, rabbinical, teaching . . . me, I’m a technical writer. I write books and “topics” about technical topics for a living. Computer manuals, network system reference pages, instructions on how to install everything from giant Cisco routers to that teeny 2Wire modem some of you may