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Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture
Everyone has heard of Big Data; huge amounts of information, usually involving computers or the Internet. Is there a cultural or historical equivalent of Big Data?      Yes, and it …
reviewed Technology News 2013. January 21, 2013
posted in iApps
The S III doesn't sport a unibody design, so you can pry off the paper thin back cover at any time, and swap the memory card or the battery. The One X+ is shut tight, but comes with four times the …
reviewed IPad mini. November 04, 2012
IPad mini
This time with the iPad Mini.      Yes, indeed :-)      Steve Jobs will turn in his grave ;-)   A screen size of 7.9", a mere 0.9" more than …
reviewed iPhone 5. October 27, 2012
iPhone 5
It took me almost a month before I got hold of my very first iPhone, ie. the iPhone 5. I did try to make a go for it on its first 2 days of launch on the Apple.com HK site as in that country it is using …
The Mobile Youth: Voices of the Mobile Generation
This book looks at the ways that present-day young people use, and interact with, their cell phones. They are not used just for phone calls anymore.      A teenage boy from China wanted …
reviewed The Keepers By Rick Friar. September 20, 2012
posted in SF Signal
The Keepers By Rick Friar
It's amazing the amount of people that spend the time to sit and review movies, books, comics, anything.  And here I find myself doing the same the thing.  I decided to alter my own life …
reviewed The Keepers By Rick Friar. September 05, 2012
posted in SF Signal
The Keepers By Rick Friar
"The Keepers" by Rick Friar took my by surprise.  A BIG surprise.   When I first saw these books at Barnes and Noble, I saw 3 thick books stacked next to each other and the way I …
reviewed Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7"). May 28, 2012
posted in A Whole New World
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7
This is probably the only phone/tablet I bought on its first day of sale in the market. It is definitely not my first phone or tablet for that matter. Let's not start on that, I've countless of …
reviewed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). January 19, 2012
posted in WHAT CAN I SAY?
Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)
I'm giving this letter a test run to see what others think of me sending it to a Senator for New York.    Dear Senator,     I guess it would be redundant to ask …
reviewed Kindle 4th Generation. November 25, 2011
This is my third Kindle and over the years I've only gotten more and more satisfied with this simple and powerful reading device. I am still using the third generation Kindle (now known as Kindle Keyboard) …
reviewed iPhone 4S. November 06, 2011
posted in iApps
iPhone 4S
I know that I had previously said that I wasn't going to pick up the iPhone 4S, but after giving it some thought, I decided to go for it anyways.  ...Because why not?  I was eligible for …
reviewed Classic Arcade Games. October 09, 2011
posted in The Gaming Hub
Classic Arcade Games
Wouldn't it be fun to share with your teens the video games that you grew up with. Since many of them were arcade games, you might think that would be difficult to do. However, Atari Arcade Duo Powered …
reviewed Steve Jobs. October 06, 2011
posted in iApps
Steve Jobs
Death is always sad, but I've never been one to get too emotional over the death of a public figure.  Someone who I didn't personally know.  Someone who I had never met.  However, …
reviewed Steve Jobs. October 06, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Steve Jobs
      Death knows no boundaries. It does not recognize nationalities, age, demographics, beauty, bank accounts nor fame. We can't really tell who will live to a ripe old age or …
reviewed Announcement of iPhone 4S. October 05, 2011
posted in iApps
Announcement of iPhone 4S
Not going to lie -- I'm slightly disappointed by Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" keynote yesterday.  After keeping us waiting since June of last year, I expected more out of the …
reviewed Upgrade to Free: The Best Free and Lo.... September 14, 2011
Upgrade to Free: The Best Free and Low-Cost Online Tools and Apps
Everyone loves free, or really inexpensive, tools for their computer or smartphone. This book has lots of them, with website and QR code included.      The well-known computer tools, …
reviewed Using iTunes 10. September 12, 2011
Using iTunes 10
Just a few years ago, a book like Using itunes would have been laughable. After all, itunes was just for downloading music. Since the advent of the iphone, ipod, ipad, etc though, itunes has become a …
reviewed CCleaner. August 12, 2011
   The program CCleaner (www.pirifrom.com/ccleaner) has long been a favorite for maintaining the health of Windows systems.  It removes .tmp files, cache files, cookies, has a registry …
reviewed Creative Ziio 7" Tablet. June 24, 2011
Creative Ziio 7
I have a long history with Creative products, all the way back to the Creative Nomad (if you can believe!), so I was excited when Creative debuted this tablet, but, as a consumer, I've always been …
reviewed The Artificial Sun, Fusion and Cold F.... June 15, 2011
posted in Earth Watch
The Artificial Sun, Fusion and Cold Fusion Power
1/2011)The "Artificial Sun," Fusion and Cold Fusion Power Jan 27, 2011                Credits: First Published on Basil and Spice on Jan 27, 2011 …
reviewed WWDC 2011. June 07, 2011
posted in AppleTV Connect
WWDC 2011
   Steve Jobs and gang announced quite a bit on Monday to kick off this year's WWDC, but there was quite a bit to digest, especially with all the E3 announcements at the same time.  As …
reviewed Google Music (Beta!). June 01, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
Google Music (Beta!)
You know how it is - a quick walk in the park on a sunny day and you realize you've forgotten your Frisbee. It's a common problem and unless you have a 12-pack from the sports section of …
reviewed Virgin Mobile No Contract Wireless Se.... May 19, 2011
Virgin Mobile No Contract Wireless Service and Rumor Touch Phone
In March, we decided to get our daughter a cell phone for her 12th birthday.  I decided on a Virgin Mobile No Contract Plan which consists of unlimited web and text (my daughter would rather …
reviewed Fastcompany.com. May 16, 2011
posted in Business Matters
I believe technology has changed the way we view the world and interact with our loved ones. The success of Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and blogging sites like Blogger and Wordpress have further …
Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for
For some of us, living our lives connected to the digital world is a normal occurrence. I can reach anyone at any time, and others can reach me. But is that healthy? Should I step back and take the time …
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