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Via TechCrunch: One Ring to Rule Them All: Control Your Smart Devices By Raising a Finger

TechCrunch just posted this pretty fascinating project on Kickstarter. What if you could control your smart devices by raising a finger? One finger with a device called Ring. Ring is a wearable that allows you to use gestures to...
February 28, 2014

The Wirecutter and The Sweethome: Two Places to Find Great Stuff

We’re often asked what ‘the best’ this or that gadget. Because of the amount of innovation and development happening now, it often becomes challenging to answer this without copious research. Within the last year, that has gotten easier thanks...
February 18, 2014

Cheap and Effective Backup

I started a project to install a file backup system for my home systems.  I have Windows, Linux and Mac systems on my home network with file types ranging from small text files to huge recording sessions.  I didn’t...
January 1, 2009

Recipe: How to make a brick

I was very excited last month to spend some time with my Neo FreeRunner last month.  I purchased the US (850/1800/1900) version.  This is the first Open Handset I have played with. According to Open Handset theory, you buy...
September 5, 2008

Beware of the Leopard, Part 2

So I have been using Leopard now for a little over a week. All in all the experience has been a good one, but with some niggling issues. 1. Time Machine, I’ve had some issues with TM in the...
November 7, 2007

Beware of the Leopard, Part 1.

So today I joined the Apple masses in upgrading my work Mac to Leopard. I figured I’d give my first day impressions. 1. The upgrade itself was painless. While some people have had problems with the upgrade I fortunately...
November 1, 2007

The Internet Is A Series Of Pipes

I recently found myself in want of a service that allowed me to aggregate my Google Calendars. In searching around I stumbled across Pipes. Pipes is a service that allows you to aggregate several feeds soruces into a single...
August 15, 2007

How do you measure support?

I wanted to share a tale of customer support that I think all of you will appreciate because all of us support someone. Let me start with a little background first. At work, there is a support group that...
July 20, 2007

iPhone: 5 days later

Last Friday July 6th at about 1 I picked up my iPhone. I wanted to give it a serious couple of days of use before I posted about it. I also wanted to make sure I did a few...
July 12, 2007

Deep Links – May 25, 2007

Ian’s Deep Link’n Pcworld offers a list of what they consider the best tech products of 2007 http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,131935-page,13/article.html GPS tracker for your pets with alarm if your pet leaves a predefined area http://www.roameoforpets.com/ Serious data storage http://infobunker.com/our_facility.shtml Interface solution-...
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May 25, 2007