Posts filed under “Technology”
The TV in the bedroom — the one we got as a wedding present 17 years ago — started giving out a month or two ago. Its now in its final death throes. We should really put her out of her misery, and put her down . . . Its the humane thing to do.
This gave me an excuse to upgrade to a decent size flattie. Left to my own devices, I can go a little over the top. The bosslady makes me keep it modest and and reasonably priced.
I stumbled across this combo on Amazon (it was also on sale at J&R) — and it fit what we needed perfectly:
Total price: $853.00 + including free shipping
I thought that was a good deal for a bedroom set (where I prefer not to watch hi-def movies or sports). I’ll move the Blue-ray player to the den, where it will keep company with one of my favorite toys, and I’ll use the regular DVD in the bedroom.
I ordered the Sony combo last night . . .
With everyone trying to guess what the new iSlate will look like, let’s take a step back. Expectations are high, and are probably overwrought for what could very likely be a niche product. A few caveats first: I’ve long been an Apple fan boy, since my Mac Classic (and I am usually disgusted with Mister…Read More
Bob Lefsetz is a music industry observer, and publisher of the Lefsetz letter: ~~~ > “According to a source familiar with his thinking, Jobs has recognized that ‘mobile ads suck’ and that improving that situation will make Apple even harder to beat.” -BusinessWeek-”Apple vs. Google“ > Aren’t ads supposed to suck? Google survives, quite nicely,…Read More
Clive Thompson is blogging again. He is a science writer, and publishes frequently about gaming, technology, science, and other fun items for Wired and the NYT. His blog is Collision Detection. If you recognized his name, Clive is the person who turned us on to the idea of Agnotology. He fell off the blogging wagon…Read More
The WSJ is reporting that Apple will be shipping its new tablet device in March 2010, according to “people briefed by the company.” While the device’s ship date hasn’t been finalized and could still change, people briefed on the matter said the new product will come with a 10 to 11-inch touch screen—which would make…Read More
The post-holiday mark downs continue: I spotted my camera — Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3 inch LCD (Black) — $50 cheaper than I paid 3 months ago. (I replaced the Casio Exilim; that 3X optical zoom wasn’t doing it for me). The…Read More
Alt headline: WTF Is This Bing Icon Doing on My BlackBerry ? I haven’t seen much on this anywhere in the media: Most of my office suddenly noticed today that these damn Bing icons things on their BlackBerrys. And, you cannot delete the sticky little buggers (but you can hide it). If you want to…Read More
I’m a longtime fanboy of Google, an early beta tester of their search product, and one of the few on Wall Street who was allowed to speak about their IPO, as my firm was not an underwriter (I said it was “well worth buying at the IPO price”). Color me unimpressed with their latest variant…Read More