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The Future of Computers: Goodbye Mouse and Keyboard, Hello Leap Motion

Sunday, July 15th, 2012 - by Dave Swindle

“The Most Important New Technology Since the Smart Phone Arrives December 2012″ from MIT’s Technology Review: By now, many of us are aware of the Leap Motion, a small, $70 gesture control system that simply plugs into any computer and, apparently, just works. If you’ve seen the gesture interfaces in Minority Report, you know what […]

On Atari’s 40th Birthday: The 10 Greatest Atari 2600 Games

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 - by Bryan Preston

On June 27, 1972, Atari Inc. was incorporated in the state of California. That makes today the 40th birthday of the company that pioneered coin-op gaming, and six years later Atari would unleash the Video Computer System, later renamed the 2600.   The console gaming industry was for all intents and purposes born with the […]

Will Microsoft Surface Complete Me?

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 - by Tania Gail

Microsoft Surface – circa 2008 – minus the creepy looking guy: Source: via Tania on Pinterest   Monday night Microsoft unveiled an updated version of Surface – Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets. On the surface (pardon the pun) it looks promising. I’ve hesitated to jump on the iPad bandwagon because I want a […]

Preview: The Microsoft Surface Tablet

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 - by Stephen Green

IBM once built the world’s best portable keyboard. Its official name was “TrackWrite,” but everybody called it “the butterfly” because of the way it spread its wings when you opened the computer. John Karidis designed it for the ThinkPad 701 back in 1995, and watch this baby in action. It’s so well engineered, that there […]

Will the Xbox 360 Be Banned in America?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 - by Walter Hudson

It could be game over for Microsoft’s popular Xbox 360 video game console in the United States. Fresh off announcing 67 million consoles sold since its product launch seven years ago, Microsoft faces the prospect of a sales ban which could hit later this year. The trouble began in April when Washington judge David Shaw […]

Do iPhone Apps Make Better Moms?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 - by Rhonda Robinson

Baby Connect allows you to track daily information about your little one, such as feeding times, diaper changes, mood, activities, milestones, vaccines — and even more, if you can believe it. An especially unique and convenient feature of this app is that multiple users — your spouse, sitter, or other family members/caretakers — can access […]

Google Reveals Image of Enhanced Reality, Iron Man-Style Glasses

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 - by Dave Swindle

Via Mashable: Doesn’t look like they’re quite there yet — both in creating an attractive design and a product ready for market: The search giant’s research arm launched a Google+ page Wednesday for Project Glass, its augmented reality glasses project. The page revealed that Google researchers have started testing the glasses, with an Android-run heads-up […]

Nike + SportWatch GPS Quick Review

Sunday, April 1st, 2012 - by Tania Gail

Since November 2011, I’ve been using a Nike+ Sportswatch with GPS to track my runs.   Released in 2011, the sportswatch retails on the Nike+ online store at US $169.00.  Previously I used the Nike+ shoe pod and receiver attached to an iPod nano. I found the tracking device to be consistently a half mile […]

The new iPad: The VodkaPundit Review

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 - by Stephen Green

It took me a few days of heavy use before I finally “got” the new iPad. I was an early adopter of the original model, so much so that my laptop hasn’t once in two years left the studio desk where it runs my teleprompter. When the iPad 2 came out last year, I never […]

Nike+ FuelBand Real World Review

Monday, March 19th, 2012 - by Tania Gail

This isn’t your grandma’s pedometer. I’m not a celebrity spokesperson given a FuelBand in order to hype this product.  I am a runner training for the 2012 Philadelphia marathon and this is my real world review of Nike+ FuelBand.

Introducing PJ Media: The App

Friday, March 2nd, 2012 - by Stephen Green

There was an uncomfortable moment the other day, when Ed Driscoll asked me if I’d review the new PJ Media app for your iPhone and iPad. I mean, I work here. I’ve been getting a paycheck from PJ Media since it launched way back in 2005 — and I’m not exactly known for keeping my […]

With Apps Like These, Who Needs a Real Live Shrink?

Friday, March 2nd, 2012 - by Helen Smith

I see that there are now mental health apps to help people with their mental health (via Instapundit): Northwestern University researchers recently launched Mobilyze, an app that tracks users’ behavior patterns and moods to identify states that trigger depression before it happens. The app gathers data from more than 40 sensors including GPS, accelerometer, and […]

Product Review: Logitech’s Harmony 900 Universal Remote

Monday, February 27th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

While building a home theater stocked with a variety of electronic components is lots of fun, unfortunately, going the do-it-yourself route often ends with, well, not quite the proverbial Tower of Babel but perhaps worse from your significant other’s point of view – the dreaded Coffee Table of Babel. Those remote controls for the TV, […]

Product Review: LG 55LK520 55-Inch LCD HDTV

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

While the PC has quickly become the de facto home entertainment center for many, there are still moments – such as the Super Bowl or when it’s time to view Lawrence of Arabia or Star Wars on the big, big (home) screen – when sitting down, leaning back, and spacing out in front of a […]

Review: LG BD670 Blu-ray Disc Player

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

To give you a sense of how far video technology has advanced, and how far prices have plummeted, let’s first go back to the mid-1990s. Back then, Pioneer Elite’s CLD-97 laser video disc player was one of the finest video playback systems a consumer could buy. Selling at about $2500, it weighed 37 pounds and […]

3 iPhone Apps to Help Keep Your Health & Fitness Resolution

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 - by Tania Gail

It is near the end of January and many New Year resolutions are hopefully still in progress. If you have decided to use the new year as the starting point to develop better health and fitness habits, I have three incredibly useful applications to assist in maintaining your resolutions. I use all three apps regularly, […]

I Want This: Nike+ FuelBand

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 - by Tania Gail

For those who have set a new year resolution of creating a more healthier lifestyle, Nike has several tools to support this healthy resolution. One of the newest products is Nike+ FuelBand. The FuelBand is designed to track daily physical activity calories for those looking to lose weight, get in shape or maintain a level of […]

Roku Offers Beaucoup Streaming HD Video

Friday, January 20th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

Back in the 1990s, when the World Wide Web was still new and shiny, and all things seemed possible, television ads promised us a future where every movie ever made would one day be available for streaming on the Internet. (At least if I’m remembering the ads I saw around ’97 or ’98 or so […]

‘A Geek’s Dream Come True’

Sunday, December 18th, 2011 - by Helen Smith

I am reading a new magazine by O’Reilly Media called MAKE: Technology on Your Time. It’s a quarterly magazine put out for those who love DIY projects and according to the product description, “it unites, inspires and informs a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages.” Okay, […]

OnLive Brings Streaming Video Gaming to Whatever System You’re Using — Even Your Mac

Friday, December 16th, 2011 - by Bryan Preston

If you haven’t seen or heard of OnLive yet, prepare to have your mind blown. OnLive may be the most interesting innovation in video games of the past year. Here’s a brief taste of what it does. Gaming in the Clouds OnLive is cloud streaming video games. That means that it delivers quality video game […]

The LiveScribe Pen: Merging Paper and the PC

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 - by Nina Yablok

I love gadgets and it’s difficult for me to know in advance if a gadget will be one in a long list of “bright shiny objects” which I buy, adore for a few days and then relegate to some dust-catching shelf. But the Livescribe pen system is a keeper. I don’t know about you, but […]

Keeping Your Computer Safe This Holiday Season

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 - by Sarah Hoyt

My friend Francis Turner who writes the blog L’Ombre de l’Olivier sent me an email about protecting my computer from virus attacks.  This was particularly germane since a recent weekend was devoted to weeding out #1 son’s computer.  Since #1 son is far more computer competent than I am, and has never before been hit, […]

Android App Market 10 Cent Sale

Monday, December 12th, 2011 - by Stephen Kruiser

Android can haz apps too… There are still another five days left in this sale. New apps are featured each day and, at ten cents a pop, the majority of them are hard to resist. I’ve downloaded several games that I wouldn’t have tried at $4.99 and have been having a blast keeping calmer than […]

Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Photographer

Sunday, December 11th, 2011 - by Tania Gail

The season for gift giving is well underway. If you are puzzling over a gift or two for your favorite photographer, I’ve cobbled together a list of gift ideas that may help. I’ve included is a stocking stuffer list for those quick last minute gifts every photographer will appreciate. Keeping budgets in mind, the prices […]