So That’s What The Vibrate Function Is For!

November 30, 2009

Early last week, startup MiKandi launched a 3rd-party app store for Android phones which will allow any developer to sell adult-oriented content for the Google Android platform, which includes devices such as the Verizon/Motorola DROID, the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G and the Samsung Moment/HTC Hero on Sprint.

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Want to make Steve Jobs’ head explode? There’s a phone for that!

October 19, 2009

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Many carriers and device manufacturers have claimed to have iPhone-killers. They tried and failed to unseat the giant, which has a huge following of users and a massive application store. But right now, at least in the United States, iPhone is tied to AT&T Wireless, which has been riddled with 3G coverage problems, much to the frustration of the company’s subscribers.

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iPsychopathy

June 18, 2009

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Earlier this year Burger King had a Whopper Sacrifice promotion where if you de-friended 10 of your friends on FaceBook, you received a coupon for a free Whopper burger. Amazingly, a huge amount of people were willing to do this. However, I suspect that for a free iPhone 3G S with two free years of data and voice service — assume it’s the upper-end, 32GB model — that more serious, heinous acts of inhumanity would be willing to be committed by the average iPhone junkie.

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What’s Your Preferred Orifice for Wireless Carrier Sodomy?

June 10, 2009

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This week, Apple did the unthinkable — it lowered the price of the existing 8GB iPhone 3G to a mere $99.00. And the world rejoiced, praise be The Fruit and he who no longer weareth the black turtleneck. Yes, I too noticed Schiller was wearing a grey Oxford and Jeans instead of the usual Silicon Beatnik uniform.

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Kindlenomics

November 17, 2008

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A few weeks ago I evaluated Amazon’s Kindle. While I really liked the device, the big problem I had with it was that at its current price of $359.00 it was too expensive at this point for mass consumer adoption. I also had a number of issues with the fact that despite being based on Linux, the device is a closed book, literally.

At what point, however, do consumers start ditching their dead-tree books for e-books? And how many books do you actually have to read per year in order for the convenience factor of the Kindle — its light weight, its ability to store hundreds of books in its memory, and the instant gratification of being able to download books via the Amazon Whispernet EVDO Sprint network — to outweigh its costs?

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Remember the Zaurus

March 1, 2006

Computing Unplugged is running Part 2 of my article about the new PalmSource ALP embedded Linux successor to Palm OS. Here, I discuss lessons learned from the Sharp Zaurus and how PalmSource should endeavor not to repeat the same mistakes.

The Sharp Zaurus was a powerful Linux-based handheld computer which shared many similarities with the new ALP platform. Unfortnately, due to lousy marketing and bad management, the Zaurus failed in the US and European consumer electronics market. Its still sold in Japan, and you can buy one if you are willing to pay the grey-marketeers big bucks ($700-$1000) to bring one into the US.

Okay, enough technology. I’m getting really psyched for this New Orleans trip. How about a nice double cut Niman Ranch pork chop from Bayona?

Bayona Restaurant, New Orleans LA (2005) by you.


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