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My Brilliant Kickstarter Idea

As so often happens, I have an amazing idea for a Kickstarter project. Forget all the smartwatches, videogame consoles, and Kristen Bell movies, this is an idea that’s going to leave them all in the dust. Someone – please! – make a modern MP3 player! I give this idea to you for free, dear Internets, […]

Building my own Android Tablet

It may not have made my official list of resolutions, but one of my smaller goals for 2013 is to be more frugal with my gadget purchases and to get the most out of the ones I already have. In other words: stop buying new crap and use the devices I own already. I was […]

A Tale of Two Kindles

To paraphrase the great actor, Justin Timberlake: “One Kindle isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Two Kindles.” Yes, I am now the proud owner of not one, but two Kindles. A couple weeks ago, I finally received the Kindle I was talking about last month. Actually, that’s a lie. I did get a new Kindle, […]

Fixing the Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire (or my enthusiasm for it) hardly needs any introduction on this blog. Even 9 months later, I find that I’m using Amazon’s mini tablet on a nigh daily basis. It’s far from perfect though, and with Google’s Nexus 7 making waves and rumors of a mini iPad starting to surface, Amazon is […]

My First Smartphone

This weekend – after many, many months of lusting over the idea of owning a smartphone (let alone the various models) – I finally took the plunge and joined the 21st Century. It’s only been a couple of days, but already I’m wondering how I went so long without it. Text messaging alone was worth the […]

Technolust: The Pebble Smartwatch

I’ve never been a huge fan of wristwatches. I tried wearing a few as I was growing up, but I could never quite get used to having something strapped to my wrist at all times. They always made my wrists uncomfortably sweaty and itchy. Eventually I got a cellphone and that solved all my time-telling […]

Like Something Out of a Sci-Fi Movie

Have you seen Google’s “Project Glass”? Or as I like to call it: THE FUCKING FUTURE!!! I could hardly believe what I was seeing as I watched the concept video for these “Google Glasses”. This is the kind of thing Science Fiction writers have been talking about for decades, and now we’ve reached a point […]

Technolust: White is the New Black

Do you remember that Nokia phone I was lusting over back in November? Well today AT&T officially announced the launch date and price of the bigger and better version of that phone: the Lumia 900. It’s still a Windows Phone with that same great (dare I say… sexy?) hardware, but now it has a larger screen, […]

Sorry Apple, I’ll be Keeping my Kindle Fire

As you know doubt heard (and it’d be hard not to), Apple released they’re latest iPad to the masses yesterday. Since I’m basically the gadget nerd at my office, I had several coworkers ask me in the last week whether I would be ditching my Kindle Fire for the Retina Display goodness of Apple’s tablet. […]

Kids These Days…

I saw one of the most bizarre things last night: I saw a young girl – probably 11 or 12 – making a call… using her iPod Touch! I’ve known this was a technically feasible thing to do ever since Apple started building microphones into the iPod Touch, and occasionally I hear about some member […]

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