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Credit Karma: Second impressions warrant a thumbs up

A while back, I had written about CreditKarma.com, a company that gives approximations on your credit scores based on the major credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) with what they claim is a +/-50 possible differential. I consider this latter caveat negligible if you factor in the convenience of...

SunPower now offers iPhone app to monitor your home’s energy information

Loni forwarded an email to me the other day about this new app available for the iPhone. It connects in to your solar system and enables you to track energy production on the fly, and on the go. I like it! Too bad I don't have an iPhone. I'm...

Is Twitter the real deal or just a huge, narcissistic, real-time spam engine?

Guy Kawasaki must be a really busy guy, right? A well known entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, of Garage Technology Ventures, and now as I'm continuously reminded on Twitter, a new web site called Alltop. Turns out it's pretty interesting. A news aggregation service that allows you to quickly view the...

Kindle DX, like most of us middle-aged devices, gets bigger

The Kindle is a curiosity. It seems to generate more hype than it deserves, and yet I can't help but think there is something there — I don't know what — that will transform something to something, or someone to something... or something like that. Maybe the newspaper industry will be saved....

The Economy: What Happened?

An evening with economist Jeffrey Frankel requires a bottle of wine

When you absolutely must have your espresso on the go

Talk about portable! I came across this coffee gadget — there are a lot of them — on Gizmodo. It caught my attention, partly for the sheer absurdness, but also partly because I wondered if it was even possible to brew an espresso using something that looked like a slightly pregnant...

What is everyone twittering about?

If there is one thing that eclipses the discussion around American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, it is perhaps the latest tipping point of mass media adoption of Twitter. It seems that every time I turn around, Twitter is being featured on CNN (@cnnbrk), on web news outlets and...

BlackBerry Storm: Where does your money go?

Mike gave us his first impressions of the BlackBerry Storm last November. Like any cell phone these days, the price a consumer will pay for it all depends the market conditions and whether they are willing to commit to a service plan for an extended period of time. In the...

Nicholas Negroponte speaks about the One Laptop Per Child initiative

To achieve this mission, OLPC decided to innovate and create a laptop called the XO-1 which could be used by children in even the poorest and remote villages.

Vimeo vs. YouTube vs. Facebook vs. Viddler vs. SmugMug: Who reigns supreme in online HD video hosting?

I uploaded several test videos... but that was just the tip of the video sharing iceberg. I had so many questions. Who would come out on top and what would I learn?