Category Archives: Gadgets

Apple’s iPhone X Announcement: Evolution or Revolution?

As the early adopter of technology that I am, I patiently wait for the announcements from Apple.  Today was was the first announcement made from the new Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus.  With this being the 10th anniversary … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Computer History at the Living Computers Museum + labs

Today, I took a stroll down technology memory lane and visited the Living Computers Museum + labs in Seattle, WA.  This museum houses working computers from the 1960’s through today.  By “working”, I really mean that they are powered up and you … Continue reading

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iPad New: Unboxing, First Impressions and a Fix for the Verizon Data Signup Email Issue

After patiently waiting for more than a week, the new iPads have arrived!  Packaging for the new version of the iPad is quite similar to the old one.  Unless you look closely, the box is almost indistinguishable from the previous … Continue reading

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NFC: Near Field Communication – A Primer

NFC or Near Field Communication is a technology where small amounts of data can be transferred from one NFC-enabled device to another. In many ways, NFC is similar to RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) which has been in use for many … Continue reading

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WPS Security Vulnerability: Ease of Use -> Less Secure

Several weeks ago, a security researcher by the name of Stefan Viehbock identified a pretty serious vulnerability in the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) protocol that is supported by most consumer-grade wireless routers produced over the last several years. Although I … Continue reading

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Roku 2 XS: A Good Buy For Streaming Media

Although I already own an HD TiVo and Apple TV, I have been looking for a streaming media alternative that would allow me to use other video sources for media consumption. For whatever reason, HD TiVo seems to have problems … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire: Unboxing and First Impressions

As indicated in an earlier post, I pre-ordered a Kindle Fire.  It arrived safely today.  Here are a few photos of the unboxing process.  I was amused by the packaging which made it look as though it was packed specifically … Continue reading

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Facebook App For iPad: Try it. You’ll Like It!

The official Facebook app for the iPad has now been released through iTunes.  Up until now, you had several choices: Use Facebook’s web interface through Safari – This solution does use up one of the nine Safari tabs available and … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire: Interesting, But Not An iPad Killer

Yesterday, Amazon announced the Kindle Fire.  It is a 7″ (1024 x 600 resolution) Android-based tablet PC with multi-touch capabilities, 8 GB of storage and Wi-Fi, weighing in at 14.6 ounces.  The price of the device is $199 and it … Continue reading

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HP Touchpad Tablet Fire Sale: Is It A Ploy To Gain Market Share?

A few days ago, HP made some remarkable announcements regarding the structuring of it’s business and the future of webOS.  Since this announcement, the price of the 16 GB TouchPad tablet is down to $99 at most retailers while the … Continue reading

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