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Ello, Paid Social Networks and Marketing

Last week a new rage hit the Internet in the new social network site Ello. Reports were invite requests to join the site were poring in at 40,000 an hour. Interestingly, it's not any set of new features that is … [Read More...]

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What’s the Perfect Size Phone?

How important was it for Apple to increase the screen size of the iPhone? The new iPhone 6 is out today and lines are longer than they have been for years. There are plenty of other great features, but I think … [Read More...]

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Chromebook Chronicles – A Decision

There is still a dearth of 13" Chromebook computers with only a Samsung, Toshiba and Asus model available. The Toshiba was the first out of the gate, but I was waiting to see what Samsung and Asus had in store. … [Read More...]

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Halt and Catch Fire #fail

I last wrote about Halt and Catch Fire on AMC and compared it to a more modern day Man Men for the technology age. As someone who grew up in the time period and who is a geek, I wanted to like this show. But … [Read More...]

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Apple Kills It With Opening iOS 8

I think Apple has been coasting since Steve Jobs died, trying to find themselves. One of the things Jobs told now CEO Tim Cook was to not think about what Steve Jobs would do but to do what Cook thought was … [Read More...]

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When Phablets Are The New Normal

It's hard to believe, but the original iPhone sported a 3.5" display when it launched. At that time it was far and away the largest screen ever put on a phone. Today that's very small, even by Apple standards … [Read More...]

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Halt and Catch Fire – Mad Men of 80’s Tech?

Whenever there is a show or movie based on a technology plot, I get worried. Many times these shows are done poorly. Either they dumb everything down so the regular non-geek viewer can understand and they … [Read More...]