Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple Tablet Rumors

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If you're interested in some of the rumors surrounding the upcoming Table from Apple, head on over to for a good list of rumor sites and updates.

I on the other hand am more interested to hear any announcements concerning the iPhone 4.0 OS and possible 4G releases of the iPhone.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Boiling a Google? How 'bout Just One Webbed Toe

Scott Lemon (aka "humancell" on Twitter) posted an interesting view on how Google is missing the boat with Twitter and failing to understand the threat Twitter poses. While I agree with the basic premise of Google being a frog in the boiling water surrounding real-time search, I would caution the reader to consider the bigger picture.

Search is just one component of what makes Google, well, Google. While real-time search is certainly not in their back pocket, for the moment, stating that the whole google frog is silently swimming in a boiling death pool is a bit much. Were Twitter to take aim at email, live documents, video, ads and a host of other initiatives Google excels at, then I'd say the analogy would be accurate.

At this point, I think we can call it what it really is. One webbed toe in the simmering pot. Let's not get to anxious to kill the whole Google frog before it's time.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Thursday, November 6, 2008

iPhone as Modem for a Laptop? Sign Me Up

Supposedly, AT&T is going to be sanctioning the iPhone as a modem for the laptop, "soon," according to an interview by Michael Arrington of AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega. Of course, if AT&T has their fingers in the pie on this they'll monetize on it. The pricing information was undisclosed so it should be interesting to see what the plans offer. Wouldn't it just be peachy to tether the phone for free? Ya right!

CNN's 'Hologram' Rebuttal by CNET Makes Sense

OK, I may have categorized myself as idiotic and premature in sounding off about the hologram CNN showcased during election night. According to CNET's blogger, I must be "drinking Wolf Blitzer's Kool-Aid" if I believe that the technology took news reporting to a new height.

The blogger made some good points though:
  • We receive value in seeing the environment of a reporter
  • Elimination of the environment may make the setting more intimate but it obscures the true report
  • The hologram was a bit poor as the rendering was somewhat jagged
All that said, it was cool for a major network to try out the technology. Maybe this will spark additional technologies and give us more empowerment in the future.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Star Wars Style Hologram on CNN's Election Lineup

For those of you that missed it (myself included), CNN developed and ran a hologram rendering, real-time, of a correspondent in a remote location and merged it with a newsroom rendering during the election night broadcast.

What's cool about this is we've been watching this technology in the movies since, oh, 1977 with EP IV, A New Hope. But to actually implement it and during the election night broadcast of all times to unveil it is pretty cool. Next thing you know Apple will develop the iChat into iHolo and we'll have mobile holograms. Hmm, iHolo. Maybe I should register that trademark and domain ;)

Friday, October 31, 2008

I'm a PC Ads Getting All Up in Apple's Bizness

Is anyone else out there turned off by Microsoft's lame "I'm a PC" ad campaign? Not only are the video clips less than funny, they're grainy and certainly not of the same quality as the iChat video.

Now get this. According to cnet, Microsoft has set up a kiosk out side of a Birmingham, England Apple store where PC pundits can video their lame ads in an attempt at landing a TV spot. Right outside the store? Can anyone say tacky!

Now, I'm not a Mac fanboy and admittedly only have a few gadgets and freely admit using a PC for the majority of my work and home computing, but I think this attempt and winning back lost customers is a sink hole. Not only does it confirm MS's lack of creativity, but it displays their lack of innovation and "play catch up" attitude that has prevailed in their history.