White House petitions every tech lover should sign
Say what you will about the White House's 'We the People' petitions: They remain one of the best ways for citizens to have their voices hear by Washington. Here are four tech geeks like me should consider signing.
Easy on the eyes, hard on the wallet: Hands-on with Recon’s MOD Live HUD goggles
While Recon's latest Heads-Up Display technology comes with no shortage of impressive features, it carries a pricetag steeper than any slope you've ever ridden, making it a luxury that only a privileged few will indulge in.
The Fifth Horsemen: Samsung
We all know the “four horsemen” of tech: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. These are the companies that pretty much everyone agrees will shape the foreseeable future of the tech sector. In some circles, that list makes waves for who is not included: Microsoft. But any rational thinker (meaning those outside of Redmond or anyone who hasn’t made a career as a .Net developer) knows that Microsoft simply no longer belongs on that list. But that doesn’t mean the list is perfect. In fact, I do thin...
Jetsetter: Korea mixes a dash of Final Fantasy with its Mario Bros.
It's a whole new year for Jetsetter. In this debut for 2013, we take a look at some sweet Korean Game Boy Advance games that take Final Fantasy in a whole new direction before getting excoriated by a Japanese Winnie the Pooh game. Finally: Eidos' co-founder gets all the accolades.
Geek Trivia: The Hairy Ball Theorem Helps Explain What?
The Hairy Ball Theorem Helps Explain What?1) Global Warming2) Intersolar Gravitational Fields3) Antenna Transmission Models4) Immune System ResponsesThink you know the answer? ...
Gillmor Gang: Two Clouds and a Screen
The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — made it past the Fiscal Cliff in good order and got back to the day job: buying stuff. With CES on the horizon, the talk quickly got down to screens big and small. Passive TV vs. transactional mobile devices, the differences between the platforms are being absorbed by the big players as they rush to consolidate each other’s positions. Microsoft continues to struggle in this two-horse or maybe thr...
Stingrays, V8s, and plastic: What makes a Corvette a Corvette
On the eve of the seventh-generation 'Vette's debut, we take a look at what has made Chevy's sports car a gearhead's dream for 60 years.
The Best Free Ways to Share Photos With Friends and Family Other Than Facebook
Now that the holidays are over, you probably have a lot of photos taken of family and friends. Want easy ways to share those photos? Facebook is a popular option for photo sharing, but what if your family and friends are not on Facebook? We’ve collected additional free options, other than Facebook, for posting your holiday photos for family and friends to enjoy. How to Service Your Own Computer: 7 Easy Things Computer Repair Places Do Don’t Have a False Sense of Security: 5 Insecur...
Why We Need To Kill “Big Data”
It’s the New Year and along with resolutions about eating healthier, being kinder and exercising more frequently, I’d like to add one more to the list. Let’s banish the term “big data” with pivot, cloud and all the other meaningless buzzwords we have grown to hate. To be completely honest–I have been one of the bigger abusers of the term in posts, as you can see here, here and here. It seems like every enterprise startup nowadays is in ‘big data.’ ...
Investing In 2013: It’s About Time, Not Location
Editor’s note: Bill Lee is the CEO and co-founder of Twist, an investor in companies such as SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and Yammer, and board member of Big Fish Games. Follow him on his blog and on Twitter @westcoastbill. As an early investor and founder with more than 15 years experience, I constantly field questions about the existence of an angel/Series A crunch. Rather than join this debate, I tell investors and founders that it’s more important to focus on the next big thing and think beyo...
Enter The Dronenet
Here’s my favorite Big Idea of the year so far, via John Robb, who’s always worth your attention: The Dronenet, a “short distance drone delivery service built on an open protocol.” He fleshes it out in a series of posts, but basically, it would be a network of drones that would carry things the same way the Internet carries data: in packets, over a series of multiple hops, routing on the fly. Sound like a pipe dream? Not at all: Matternet is a startup working on implement...
PhotoCat: A Simply and Easy to Use Online Photo Editing Apps
There are literally hundreds of photo editing tools on the internet right now. However, most of them are either paid or doesn’t offer enough features so that they can be used as an alternative to different windows tools. Photocat is a very useful flash-based application that allows users to edit photos online and add different... ...
Desktop Fun: Snow Covered Trees Wallpaper Collection Series 2
Forests have gotten a beautiful, frosty new look once again as winter continues to settle over the Northern hemisphere. Bring these snow-bound woods to your desktop with the second in our series of Snow Covered Trees Wallpaper Collections. How to Service Your Own Computer: 7 Easy Things Computer Repair Places Do Don’t Have a False Sense of Security: 5 Insecure Ways to Secure Your Wi-Fi How to Clean Up the List of Apps that Have Access to Your Accounts ...
Roundup: LG’s 2013 A/V line-up condensed for your geeky pleasure
If you missed LG's string of announcements over the holidays, we've assembled the details here in a roundup of the company's news for CES 2013.
Platinum, gold-plated MacBook Pro on sale
If you think that the MacBook Pro makes for an expensive buy in itself, how about a 24-carat gold-plated version? A firm called Computer Choppers has just put the finishing touches on a gold-plated MacBook with an Apple logo encrusted with......
How to Service Your Own Computer: 7 Easy Things Computer Repair Places Do
Computer repair places like Best Buy’s Geek Squad do a lot of things that you can easily do yourself. Instead of paying for a pricy malware removal or computer tune-up, you can do it yourself. This guide won’t walk you through identifying a failing component and repairing it by hand. It’s focused on the easy stuff – although it’s easy, people pay hundreds of dollars to have it done for them. Image Credit: Fort Meade on Flickr How to Service Your Own Computer: 7 Easy Things Computer Repair P...
Telltale talks about future projects after The Walking Dead
All the accolades Telltale has received for its The Walking Dead series doesn't seem to be slowing the company down. In an interview with...
Share Your Gmail Inbox without Giving Away or Sharing Your Password
There can be a lot of reasons whey you want to share your Inbox with someone but not your password. For instance, let's say you want your assistant to fix an appointment and send some mail or you want to give  a friend or your wife access to your email. In a lot of such cases, you wouldn't want to give away your password. Not that you don't trust the person, but just that you are not that comfortable. Delegating your Gmail inbox. With Gmail you can share your inbox for viewing and sending e...
Telcos may be allowed to operate after January 18
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is mulling over options to allow Sistema, Telenor, Videocon and Tata Teleservices to continue providing services after January 18, according to a report by...
Points to Consider When Building Your Own Online Store
Electronic commerce also known as eCommerce has some crucial advantages over sales in physical stores. But to take advantage of online stores you have to pay attention to specific details that do not always deserve our time. Especially having a competition held within the website. To stand out from other online rivals and make it [...]