Wireless Charging Realized, Finally

In 2004 I read an article about a company in England that had found a way to wirelessly charge portable devices, like cell phones and PDAs (remember those), by...

Wife: Why Is Hong Kong Is Getting No Coverage?

So last night me and the missus were gearing up to watch NBC Nightly News. She cooked a good dinner, pasta and chicken and some green stuff. She worked hard on...

Students and Teachers – Time to Get Your Office 365 Game On

Microsoft wants to make sure every student and teacher around the globe eligible for free access to Office 365 is using it. The full suite of Office applications; Word,...

Don’t Use Greasemonkey Scripts

Greasemonkey scripts, and the de facto repository userscripts.org, are the anarchist’s answer to Firefox plugins and Chrome extensions. They offer oftentimes very helpful tools and tricks, little Javascript/DOM trinkets, some rather...

Learn Cantonese, Google Translate!

Google’s wonderful translation service speaks eighty languages. Eighty! Stunning voice synthesizing and speech recognition in both lingual directions too, it’s crazy. Eight languages. Among those languages is Latin. There are zero native...

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...

XBox Ones Are On The Move

  Here they come.

Hongkongers Show Ferguson How to Protest

I hate people who block traffic for any reason, but these kids in Hong Kong have won me over. The students have chosen, with an impressively-rapid acquisition of traction and seemingly-universal and...

Unintuitive App Stores Are a Drag

It’s no secret that I am constantly in search of the “perfect” task application. First it was finding something that would work well with Windows Phone 8, keeping a Live...

iPhones Could Help Fight Crime, Terror

The FBI maintains a national fingerprint and criminal history database. Its uses include helping to find and convict bad guys, helping to free good guys, and helping you hire a babysitter...