The future is stupid

By Chris Meadows
August 24, 2015 // 4 Comments

This just about sums up the digital revolution, doesn’t it? We use USB ports to charge things that we might never have imagined charging just a few years before. Heck, it wasn’t so long ago that we would have been puzzled at the idea of plugging a cell phone into [...]

Amazon Prime Now same-day delivery works just fine

By Chris Meadows
July 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Amazon has a same-day delivery service called Amazon Prime Now. You can have items from a specific catalog delivered within two hours at no charge, or within one hour for an extra $7.99. There’s a $15 minimum order. It’s only available in selected cities right now (it just launched in six of [...]

Accessory Review: Inateck USB 4 Port Hub

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
September 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Some Android devices have micro-SD slots and some, like the Nexus 7, do not. If you listen to a lot of music or like to load video to your device, you know it’s easy to run out of space. Without on-board expandable storage, what are your options? I just came back from a camping trip, and I [...]

Siva Cycle Atom is Pedal Power for Your Gadgets

By Stanley Goodner
April 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

This Kickstarter project has funded pretty quickly over the past couple of days, and I certainly expect it to overfund significantly before the campaign is over. The concept behind the Siva Cycle Atom is using a bicycle as a generator to power a battery pack, which can be used to charge [...]

The Inventor of E Ink Technology Nominated for European Inventor Award

By Dan Eldridge
April 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

I won’t pretend to be familiar with the European Inventor Award myself, but according to the European Patent Office, “it pays tribute to the men and women whose quest for new ideas drives technological progress and economic growth, shapes society and improves our daily lives.” [...]

REVIEW: Rikomagic MK802 III – How To Turn Your TV Into An Android Tablet

By libertyc
December 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

I was lucky enough to be gifted with an Android PC on a USB stick this Christmas: the Rikomagic MK802 III model, latest in a series from one of the originators of this category, although there are plenty of other makers and models now. And though it’s obviously not something you can carry [...]

Review: TruConnect prepaid 3G MiFi 3300

By libertyc
January 15, 2012 // 32 Comments

A while ago, I wrote about the idea of using a MiFi to retrofit 3G mobile web access to wifi-capable devices (such as e-readers), and I also mentioned the TruConnect MiFi pay-as-you-go service that allows bite-sized prepaid-3G-wifi usage with no contract required. It has been a couple of weeks [...]

Paper flash drive concept could usher in new age of digital tzotzkes

By libertyc
March 20, 2011 // 8 Comments

The Art. Lebedev Studio, the same folks behind the hyper-expensive Optimus Maximus keyboard (in which every key is a miniature, reconfigurable LCD screen), have come up with a design concept for a disposable paper USB flash drive. It’s just a design concept, and I’m not sure whether it’s even [...]

Sharper Image Literati review: First impressions

By libertyc
October 2, 2010 // 19 Comments

I received my review unit of the Sharper Image Literati last night. I haven’t really had the chance to do much with it, but I did take some unboxing photos. I also took a video with my webcam, though I’m a bit undecided whether to make it public; the audio quality isn’t great. One thing I [...]

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