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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Thoughts On Smartwatches

I used my first smartwatch in 2008, reviewing the Sony MBW-150 (made by Fossil). It was a simple watch, essentially a ‘normal’ watch with a small LCD display embedded in the face, which would scroll various messages from my smartphone. My second smartwatch, the Pebble, was bought years later, in …

Weekend Links #4

Weekend Links is a collection of links that I found over the course of the week. They make for great weekend reading, and come out every Friday, just in time for you to peruse them as you’re trying to find anything else other than work to do. The Ultimate Retaliation: …

Wednesday Watch: JohnnyExpress

One of the best places to see interesting and high quality videos is Vimeo, and today’s Wednesday Watch video comes from their Staff Picks stream. JohnnyExpress is a story about a lazy deliveryman in the future. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be amazed at the ending.

LG G Watch First Impressions

A few days ago, a coworker stopped by my desk and dropped off an LG G Watch to play with for a few weeks. It’s known around the office that I love my Pebble, but I’d also mentioned that I’d like to check out Android Wear at some point as …

Weekend Links #3

Weekend Links is a collection of links that I found over the course of the week. They make for great weekend reading, and come out every Friday, just in time for you to peruse them as you’re trying to find anything else other than work to do. I’ll Never Tire …

A Quick Note About Social Imagery

Working in social media for the past 5+ years, I’ve seen various types of content rise and fall in popularity. I remember, while working at RadioShack, when we began to see that image-centric social content was significantly more engaging than text-only. It took us a couple of months to figure …

Wednesday Watch: A Year Of The Selfie

One of the things that today’s mobile consumer is known for is the selfie. This is a photo taken of yourself, usually using the front-facing camera on your cellphone. There are variations of the selfie, usually based on the facial expression that one is making in the ‘selfie’. For the …

With Smartphones, Case = Cash

With the shift from post-paid to pre-paid, the resale value of smartphones becomes an increasingly important factor. For most people dropping $400-600+ on a new phone isn’t something they can do frequently. For me, this means that I need to sell my current phone on Craigslist or eBay or something …

Weekend Links #2

Weekend Links is a collection of links that I found over the course of the week. They make for great weekend reading, and come out every Friday, just in time for you to peruse them as you’re trying to find anything else other than work to do. Here’s more data …

Wednesday Watch: Skype Adding Multilingual Instant Translation

In the not-too-distant future, Skype will be able to automatically and instantaneously translate your voice calls to other languages. This will make it possible for you to call someone who speaks another language without having to hire a translator, or fumble through the conversation in broken translations. The technology will …

How Jawbone Is Using Their Data Smartly

Earlier this week, an earthquake rocked northern California in the wee hours of the morning. According to CNN, it was the strongest earthquake to hit the area in 25 years. Jawbone, makers of the ‘UP’ fitness band/sleep tracker, smartly used their aggregated user data to insert themselves into the conversation …

Podcasts I Recommend

Since I started my new job at TripCase, my commute went from about 15 minutes to about 50 minutes – quite the leap. I’ve actually been enjoying it, having finally discovered the time to listen to podcasts again. Over the past few months, I’ve explored quite a few podcasts, and …

Otterbox Commuter For HTC One M8 Review

A few weeks ago, I picked up the HTC One M8 for my ‘work’ phone. It’s a great phone, but the materials used for the body of the phone, while high quality, are SLICK. I knew immediately that I would need a case, and for me, that meant an Otterbox …

Wednesday Watch: This Way Up

Wednesday Watch is a new series that I’m starting as an easy way to share the various videos that I come across during my Internet wanderings. First up is a great little animated short about a pair of ridiculously unlucky undertakers. It’s only about 10 minutes long, and it’s quite funny. …

Moto X – Things I Don’t Love

Now that I’ve had more time to spend with my Moto X, I’ve had a chance to discover a few things that really irk me about it. None of them are really dealbreakers for me, but they’re there, nonetheless. 1. No wireless charging – I knew this going into it, …

Weekend Links #1

Weekend Links is a collection of links that I found over the course of the week. They make for great weekend reading, and come out every Friday, just in time for you to peruse them as you’re trying to find anything else other than work to do. Freedom: August 15th …

Moto X: Things I Love

I’ve had the Motorola Moto X for a few weeks now, and am really pleased with my purchase. I’ve already shared my first impressions, so I wanted to list out some of the things that I really love about this phone already. 1. Battery life – good grief, this phone …

In Praise Of The Sony SBH20 Bluetooth Headset

I love listening to music. If it had it my way, I would be surrounded by music all the time. I also love ‘magic’ technology, and being wireless. I had previously been eyeing the Nokia BH-121, but could never actually find a place to purchase it, so I started looking …

Wednesday Watch: A Diva’s Full Performance

Fifth Element is one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time. Sure, it’s rather cheesy at times, but let’s face it – it’s greatness. One of the best parts is the diva’s opera performance, which in the movie, is cut into with action scenes, for a riveting viewing experience. …

I Ditched Facebook’s Apps And It Is Awesome

A couple of months ago, I uninstalled the Facebook apps I had on my phone. It was only three – the actual Facebook app, the Messenger app, and the Pages Manager app. And it was the best decision I’ve made in a while (at least pertaining to apps and whatnot). …

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