The Troggs on the Go and at Home

When I think about the impact of gadgets on our lives, I realize the best stuff is inconspicous and without fanfare. I believe the point is to make our lives better, easier and sometimes just more fun. Music is a good example. I grew up listening to old...

Google’s Android G1 Smartphone from T-Mobile Marks a New Era of Powerful Mobile Computing

A lot has been written this week about the launch of the HTC G1 smartphone (aka Dream), the first to run on Google's brand new Android platform. I agree with most of the early views: aesthetically it's no iPhone, the price is great, it creates another "open" versus "integrated/closed"...

Bloggers in Paradise: BlogWorld Las Vegas Show Demonstrates Growing Influence of New Media

Last weekend I was in Las Vegas for the 2nd annual BlogWorld show. A small event, it has grown fast over the last year, and I expect to it to continue to expand along with the influence of blogging.One of the companies I advise, called Adoptic, a blog promotion...

The Little Search Engine That Could… But Couldn’t Become Google

A recent CNET article on search engines triggered a trip down memory lane. In the late 90's it was the wild west when it came to search engines. They were everywhere, with new ones popping up left and right. None of them dominated like Google today. And that's what...

Review: Sony PlayStation Store PS3 Video Download Service (with Pictures)

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 Video Download Service Available: Now Requirements: Sony PlayStation3 (PS3) with Internet connection Pricing: TV Shows, purchase $1.99+ Movies, rental $2.99-5.99 Movies, purchase $9.99-14.99Although I'm probably not the target audience, I gave the new PSN video download service a spin tonight. It probably helped that Loni was traveling to present at a...

Sony and Microsoft Up Ante in Showdown for Your Family Room

I suspected video download services would continue to be a big theme in 2008, but I'm not convinced we're close to mainstream adoption just yet (bandwidth is still too slow in this part of the world). However, I do think today's announcements by Sony and Microsoft will heat up...

Gadget Review: Motorola H700 Bluetooth Handsfree Headset

With the new hands free cell phone law now in effect in California, we decided to buy a bluetooth handsfree headset. There is a lot of choice and it can be confusing. About 4 years ago, I bought a Jabra model and found it too clumsy to use and...

Green and Gadgets, The Best of Both Worlds

I'll be the first to admit I was skeptical last year when Loni started racing towards a green utopia; researching solar, hybrids, vegetable farming. Initially...

Blu-ray Wins: That was Fast! But Will it Matter?

It's official. Toshiba finally threw in the towel after a non-stop barrage of negative news in 2008 finally forcing HD-DVD to join the ranks of...