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A $1,000 cell phone is insanity.

This is obnoxious. Not necessarily that the iPhone is insanely overpriced for what it offers, but that the media is seriously advocating people go into debt to finance a cell phone....

Cell phones, wills, and suicides! Oh my!

So, two crazy things happened today. One was from Australia, where the Brisbane Supreme Court ruled that an unsent text can be a substitute for a will. The second was from...

Who should be allowed to buy facebook ads?

Who should be allowed to buy internet based ads? That’s a deep and intriguing question in today’s political and commercial landscape. With allegations of Russian meddling in our political discourse I...

Did you take my headphone jack?

Trending these days in the fast lane of high end hardware is the forced retirement of something most of us did not agree to. Our 3.5mm headphone jacks were stolen without...

The Windows Phone Failed Experiment

You know what Windows Phone and Civil American Political Discourse now have in common? Well two things. Obviously, they’re both dead and they pretty much got worse as time went along....

Groove Music Now Partners With Spotify (MobilityLeaks)

Jimski: I presume this is real and not spam. So Microsoft is divesting themselves of their music service? Are they buying Spotify? Or is this another move away from typical consumers...

Bill Gates Now Uses an Android Phone

My Microsoft Lumia 950 is sucking wind right now. My specific phone is 14 months old (dropped the original at Home Depot – broke everything). But the model is, well…..old. Working...

Walmart wants to deliver into your home

"I like going to Walmart" said no one ever. Funny as that may seem perhaps Walmart realizes that 30 checkout lanes with 2 of them open genuinely pisses people off and...

The Verge: “My Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE failed at the LTE part”

Not good news for all of the people that pre-ordered the new Apple Watch series 3 with LTE if The Verge review of the Apple Watch is consistent with devices rolling...

A foot is a step in the right direction: PI Wireless Charging

And then there's this. https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/18/pi-can-wirelessly-charge-your-phone-from-a-short-distance/ Simmons: Well a foot is a step in the right direction (though electromagnetic waves weaken exponentially over distance), but my crystal ball says the world craves being able to...