I’ve been playing around with the BlackBerry Playbook and, overall, I’m impressed. I say “overall” because I love the hardware but am increasingly frustrated by the lack of apps. (More on that in an upcoming post.) Since I DO love the hardware I’m more than a bit interested in some of the various ways to cover and protect the 7″Read more
Note that the above chart is missing one key slice. In 2004, Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage. No World Wars or other disasters befell the state, but the Red Sox won the World Series! So remember, in the event of same-sex marriage, two people get married AND long-standing bad sports curses break.
(And that really is the most exciting thing
I can think of far worse work stations than this! Take one gorgeous spring day, an 11″ MacBook Air and Rain Design’s awesome laptop stand and you get one rather nice place to work. Elana has never raved about a computer as much as she does her 11″ MBA and being able to edit a business proposal for someone
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Four Students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are Grand Prize winners of the OnStar Student Developer Challenge and a $10,000 Developer Dream Package. The winning team created an app called EatOn , a restaurant discovery experience within the vehicle.
The Beastie Boys landed on the scene in the late 80′s with a massive boom, as their ‘Fight for your right’ became an MTV mainstay after it was released in late 1986 and the song remains fresh and popular today. The Beasties have scored loads of hits and stayed on top of the cross-over rap/rock game for the last 25
Yesterday I wrote about the ‘ongoing PSN outage saga’. Today things get worse. Sony has confirmed what all users feared – personal user and account information has been compromised and ‘may’ have been stolen.
Here is the full text of a message I got and that every PSN and Qriocity member will get:
Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:
We have discovered
We reviewed Waterfield’s Travel Express back in March. I love it and am using it constantly these days. I described it as holding “just enough but not too much” and that is exactly why it is such a practical, yet good looking, case. At the time I wondered to myself how long it would be before the company rolledRead more
I know I’ll likely get flamed in the comments below but I don’t really care; not when it comes to the reason for this post at least. Why? Because seriously I’m in a total quandry about this and I would LOVE your help in understanding it. My question:
WHO CARES ABOUT THE WHITE IPHONE????
Who cares about an almost
Even after three years in New York I still keep up with the Boston Globe via their website, and today they have a short article that really caught my eye marking the 25th anniversary of the explosion that created the worst nuclear disaster in history – April 26, 1986.
But what really struck me was the images: 34 images that
While there is a lot of talk about Android and how dominant a force it is in smartphones (hey, I love mine!), there is one thing people sometimes seem to forget: Android isn’t a phone. So while the Android OS is doing very well and some of the handset makers are also doing well, there is one company who makes
Last year chef Jamie Oliver made a big splash by heading into a small school district in West Virginia and looking at what the kids were being fed … and then tracking back to homes and seeing the source of the issues. While our own kids are not overweight, several of their friends are (and there are some kids –
There’s been a good deal of movement among the various apps for Evernote. The Evernote Windows client saw a huge update. The Android and iOS apps did too. But what of Evernote’s Mac client? Well today it just got a huge update and it offers some key changes that will make this “hybrid-cloud app” better than ever. This isRead more
Oh Verizon, why do you seem to be getting all the cool phones right now? I mean, you have the iPhone that doesn’t drop calls every three seconds. You have the Thunderbolt that Judie loved. And now this??? Yes, the Droid Incredible 2 is making its way to Verizon Wireless and will be available on April 28 for $199.99Read more
Cords are a pain. Seriously. They are a royal pain. You got your headphone cords. You got your sync cords. You got your power cords. You got your… Never mind, you get the idea. The list goes on and on. Well here is one solution that is inexpensive, effective and a lot of fun too.
The Applecore is a simple
It’s been long promised…and finally here! B&N’s NOOKcolor is coming out swinging for the tablet market with an update that brings apps and Android 2.2 (Froyo) to the ebook reader, meaning flash, email, Angry Birds, and all sorts of other fun time wasters. Of course, the big debate is whether this makes the NOOKcolor a tablet that’s mostly an ebookRead more
About two weeks ago Thomas mentioned a brand-new microphone that was about to be released, the Sampson Meteor Mic. He told me that it not only had a great look to it but that all reports indicated it worked beautifully. It was small, easily transportable thanks to its fold up design, and it looked pretty cool. Most importantly itRead more
You know those jokes that your Aunt Gertrude likes to send? The ones that come with 9000 other email addresses in the To: line since she doesn’t know how to use the BCC line and be respectful of others privacy?
Well sometimes they are actually kinda funny. Like this one…
Here is the proof that we have become too
In part two of this series on using DSLR cameras for capturing high-definition video I teased to the new D5100 camera coming from Nikon.
It’s here … and my favorite little camera store here in Dallas had one. Now it’s mine.
What drew me to the new unit is the variable-angle LCD monitor which will make shooting my own stand-ups
I tend to keep my Mac laptops for two ‘generations’, which allows me to extract maximum value from them in terms of return on investment before trading them in or selling them. At that point there is still solid performance and decent value remaining.
When the iPad 2 launch was approaching, I decided to look at the possibility of trading
My office is business formal attire, which means men wear suits and ties and women wear pantsuits/skirt suits. However, men have a leg up here, since men’s suits typically have pockets big enough to hold wallet, keys, etc. Women’s suits, not so much. Apparently we’re only going to keep the world’s tiniest stick of gum in there. In any case,Read more
One of the coolest things about the 6th generation Apple iPod nano is how it can be attached to a strap, transforming it into a watch with benefits. Dan has covered many of the available straps here previously, but these by iWatchz look so fun and colorful that they are worth mentioning for anyone who is looking for a colorful
We would like to add a few new Gear Diary Contributors…
You don’t have to have prior writing experience, and you don’t have to have an English degree; the main requirements are that you have an outspoken passion for technology, that you be able to explain sometimes complicated concepts (or products) in language that everyone can understand, that you know
So tomorrow there are a number of us who will be excitedly pre-ordering the HTC Flyer Android Tablet. But that’s tomorrow, and it is a whole day away. In the meantime there is another flyer worth a look, although it costs a heck of a lot more.
The Jetlev R200 Flyer is a Jetpack that makes personal flight a reality.
I have made it no secret that I was in search of the perfect way to transport my phone while I run. I’ve tried jackets with zippers, armbands, clips…nothing has been quite right. Until last Saturday, where I saw the Spibelt at a race expo.
At first I thought it looked pretty dorky; effectively it’s a fanny pack for running.
File this under “I have seen the future and it is now”. This flying car would be the stuff of fantasy, or folly, except for one thing, it is exists and can be ordered now.
Called the Transition, this car/plane (or is it plane/car??) is the brainchild of an MIT aerospace PhD Carl Dietrich and it has moved