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Motorola Droid: Reviews and best information sources

I suspect like Clint, I've been scraping the World Wide Web the last week or so for all things Motorola Droid. To say that Android is a hot topic these days would be an understatement of AdSense proportions. Google is taking the market by storm in Q4 and the...

Libraries are history… again

First it was the Internet. Then Google. Now e-readers. Poor old libraries; what will become of the Dewey decimal system? And will librarian glasses continue to remain relevant in fashion circles? I read with interest over the weekend about a New England school that has digitized its entire library. Many, according to the...

Verizon announces Motorola Droid smartphone, $199 with 2-year contract

Fans of smartphones, it's time to Geek out! The much hyped, anticipated, talked about and rumored to death Motorola Droid was finally revealed today (Clint, strong contender on your short list for next smartphone!). Running Google's Android mobile operating system it is an uber powerful phone with a long,...

Time to upgrade to a smartphone: BlackBerry, iPhone or Android?

Just a few years back, it was so simple. If you wanted to stay in touch with email on the go, you got a BlackBerry. End of story. So I went from model to model, upgrading every few years, happy as a corporate clam. Then, Apple turned the industry—as it...

Ever wonder how Google collects street photos for Google Maps?

This is not a green ice cream truck. This is a Google employee doing his job for Google Maps. Plus getting a bonus workout. Along with some giggles and lots of pointing and hollering at the slightly dorky looking contraption. But Google, of course, will get the last laugh as...

Apple launches holiday blitz with new products

Today, Apple announced several new products, and some updates to position itself for some merry holiday sales. You may have noticed retailers and manufacturers ramping up their marketing campaigns even earlier than normal this year. Given the abysmal state of the economy the past 18 months, it's no surprise that...

Verizon math: Motorola Droid + Google Android = iPhone killer?

Verizon kicked off its cheeky marketing machine this weekend, trumpeting its new phone, the Motorola Droid. It's expected to give Apple's iPhone a run for the money. Running the Android operating system by Google, the early word (see BoyGeniusReport) is positive. The phone, according to the Verizon iDon't ad, offers several...

How to go from start-up to $170M acquisition in 3 years flat

Mint.com and its founder Aaron Patzer have become the most recent poster child for the potential for meteoric success here in Silicon Valley when you play your cards right. It's not a Facebook or Google-size story, but it's impressive for several reasons. First and foremost, who would've though that there was room...

I’ve got Flash in my pocket

Hey mobile phone, that's not flashiness to see me. And so it went. That's changing. Today, Adobe announced it would ship its ubiquitous technology that transforms standard Web pages into sexy bits of  motion for mobile phones. Currently, users need to rely on separate applications to play flash-based Web sites...

Sony launches new PSP, can it rival Nintendo in portable market?

The portable gaming market is a lucrative business, and just about the only game in town has been Nintendo with their DS system. Sony's PSP has never caught on with the masses. Instead, it's advanced hardware and larger size made it a favorite for movie watching on the go,...