Google, Nest, and the Internet of Things


Google is suffering an identity crisis between it's software and hardware sides. Google has done a good job locking down it's systems and software side of the business. Android is a successful mobile … [Read more...]

Connected World Radio: Managing Social Profiles

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The long awaited return of Connected World Radio. We stay with the format of giving you news, a tip and a tool. Today's news is about Google Maps and it's integration of Google Local data, now … [Read more...]

Samsung Chromebook First Impressions


For my birthday I treated myself to a Samsung Chromebook computer. I'm a geek, so I love new toys and I am fascinated by the whole Chrome OS venture anyway. More importantly, I got the Chromebook as a … [Read more...]

At WWDC Apple Continues Desktop Dominance While Playing Catchup on Mobile


At its World Wide Developers Conference yesterday, Apple showed off it's newest operating systems for the desktop and mobile. I'm not going to go into the details of features or benefits of anything … [Read more...]

Google Skeeball Demonstrates the Power of Chrome


Google often ties to show how powerful it's browser Chrome is and last week was no exception.  Google released a game based on that old classic skeeball game we all love so much. In this version, … [Read more...]

Google is the Most Exciting Company in the World


I read a great article breaking down the recent Google I/O developers conference and what it means to the larger computing world and to Google itself. The article contends, and I agree, that Google … [Read more...]

The Current State of Social Networks


A few things have gotten me thinking about the current state of all the social networks I am a member of. Let's take them one at a time. Twitter I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. … [Read more...]

Amazon and the Decline of the E-Reader


It's no surprise traditional black and white eReaders like the Amazon Kindle are starting to take a serious hit as the popularity of full function tablets rise. Amazon's Kindle application runs on all … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Next Big Thing – Wearable Computing


In technology we are often looking for the "next big thing" and I am ready to make a prediction on what that is. I think it's wearable computing. This is not a brand new concept and variations of it … [Read more...]

Google+ Communities Show Promise


As far as social networks go, Google+ has been lagging behind Twitter and Facebook ever since it's inception. Because it is from Google and is being more tightly integrated into other Google services, … [Read more...]