Tagged: technology

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Renew! Renew! …my iPhone!

So, you know what’s fun? When your smartphone, for no apparent reason, decides to have a complete operating system collapse. I managed to renew, restore and refresh it to factory settings and instead of restoring a backup, I started fresh. I know people say it, but it really is like having a brand new phone (that’s pre-smeared with your own finger grease).

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40: from mobile to cell to i… phones

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone. While I could reflect on how the device has changed over the years since it was invented, right now I’m more caught up on the fact that I’M AS OLD AS THE MOBILE PHONE.

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gadgets: Netflix on iPhone/iPod Touch

That sound you may have just heard was the sound of office productivity dropping… or perhaps increasing. Thanks to a tweet from Dave Zatz of Zatz Not Funny! I discovered that Netflix has finally released their app*–initially just for iPad–for...

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gadgets: video chat is cool now?

Not that this is really news, but I bought the new iPhone. I maintain, however, that it wasn’t really my fault! I was at home not feeling very well the day of the release and after I finally got out...

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dating: there’s an app for that

The other day MM told me about this new app for the iPhone from Intelius called Date Check: “Date Check is like having a private investigator in your purse,” John Arnold, co-founder of Intelius and executive vice president of business...

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OMG: Gmail FAIL

Or apparently Gfail, as it’s being called. My mail seems ok now, though I woke up to a few twitter messages saying it was down. As with most things, it will pass, but all those tech news reporters were probably...

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The Xerox Room – Office Life

In my 25 Things entry, I mentioned how the movie Nine to Five had a great influence on my views of office culture and this past week or so, I’ve noticed a recent parallel. We’re well past the days of...

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clutter: old school networking

Cleaning house is SUCH fun! I opened a box labeled “CDs, Glassware, Mini-Shelves” and instead saw the above switches and a metric assload of cabling for devices long since thrown/given away. I think the nostalgia is getting to me, and...

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video: is that like Linkin Park?

I blame my father. He bought two high-definition tv’s for their house, refurbished, but still very good sets, and the Blu-ray discussion came up. I’ve always been fairly non-stressed about upgrading my DVD player, even after conversations with friends and...

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gadgets: Ba-boop! Pizza’s here!

I thought it was bad when there were talks to add a “pizza” button to World of Warcraft. Thankfully that never came about, but apparently they’re still marketing easy pizza access to people without having to get up. From a...

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One step closer to Minority Report…

Gizmo Lovers and Dave Zatz both reported today on the TiVo & Amazon team-up to enable on-screen product purchasing: By teaming with Amazon.com, TiVo enables viewers to purchase products related to their favorite TV shows or that they’ve seen in...

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Are you an early adopter or just a jerk?

I was reading this story over at Engadget that tells of an online study — It’s always some online study these days, isn’t it? Whatever happened to the malls and clipboards? — reporting that most tech heads are high in...

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Outright Passé

This is a speech bubble from Supergirl & The Legion of Super-Heroes #17. Through a series of improbable events, Supergirl has traveled to the 31st Century and is in a bit of awe at how much things have changed. The...

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Hardly a Surprising Statistic

I’d like to know if they confirmed that the men being asked were actually sexually active and not just a buncha nerds… Nearly half of British men surveyed would give up sex for six months in return for a 50-inch...