Editorials

China Looking at Cell Phone Lanes for Sidewalks

We have all the culprits or victims of walking down the street bank getting bumped into by someone looking at their cell phone.  The main issue I have is when people using their cell phones pull [...]

Wunderlist, or WunderBUST, or maybe WunderLESS

It’s no secret that I am a task/to-do application maven, constantly seeking the Holy Grail of task apps. Not that I suffer from acute CRS (Can’t Remember Shit). It’s just that I was brought up on [...]

Fanbois and Smartphone Myths

Biggest Smartphone Myth: The biggest myth ever spread in the modern mobile tech era is that Android is for those who prefer to customize their phones. Seeing reviewers perpetuate this myth is tiresome at best, indicates [...]

Google’s WebM Eviscerating GIFs (at least on 4chan)

Animated GIFs have long severed the Internet adequately for short, low-quality animated cat and sleazy porn videos. Google improved on the decades-old GIF technology with WebM, a format that has better compression, lets you watch cat [...]

Women in Technology – Warning: Snark, sarcasm, and scorn ahead!

At the beginning of July, Business Insider posted their “22 Of the Most Powerful Women Engineers in The World.” These women include 1 President, 1 CEO, 1 CTO, 4 VPs from companies like LinkedIn, Facebook, Oracle, [...]

Bill Gates Getting Flack Over Immigration Op-Ed Article

G-Zillionaire Billy Gates is catching some flack over an Op-Ed article he co-wrote on immigration where he is calling for more visas for skilled tech workers at the same time that Microsoft is laying off 18K [...]

CNET You’re Killing Me!

Landed on a CNET article which my modest mini-computer struggled to load, posted a pretty good comment, browser crashes. Argh. Two gigs of ram just ain’t enough to read a blog article anymore. Their article pages [...]

Folks Locking Down Wifi

Check out this chart from wigle.net which plots out the portions of wifi networks from a lot (143 million hotspots and counting) of crowdsourced data. It shows various degrees of encryption, or lack thereof, over time. [...]

Cord cutters next victim: Alarm systems

The cord cutting trend is gaining as people cut off expensive paid providers. This is laying the ground work for more service providers to get ripped for the same reasons. The reason we were forced to [...]

Windows Losing The Tablet Wars?

As long as retailers keep comparing budget Android tablets to “fully capable light duty” laptop replacements. Where’s the Dell Venue 8? The Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer and Asus 8″ offerings. I know most purchasing decisions are made [...]