Archive for the 'gadgets' Category

Where Do Apple Pay Evangelists Shop?

Friday, June 19th, 2015

I’ve heard a lot of comments lately saying something along the lines of, “Coin, Plastc and Wocket are too late! Apple Pay is the way of the future!” To anyone who shares this sentiment I ask a simple question: Where do you shop?  I have yet to be able to buy gasoline with Apple Pay […]

The Eye of the Storm – My First Trip in a Floatation Tank

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Life’s always hectic for me. It’s my natural state, I suppose. This month is a bit more hectic than normal, if there is such a thing. In addition to all my regular activities, I’ve just finished tech week and 3 shows of Next to Normal, my first foray into playing in a theater pit in […]

Swatch Sistem51: Now Available in Switzerland … and in Multiple Colors!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

I’ve been interested in Swatch’s new, mechanical, automatic and inexpensive Sistem51 since it was announced earlier this year.  This week the Sistem51 (finally!) went on sale… in Switzerland. The US release is still planned for “early 2014,” though they won’t confirm a more specific time frame than that (at least not with me… and not […]

Swatch Sistem51 Not Due for USA Release until Early 2014

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Earlier this year Swatch made waves in the watch industry when they introduced the Sistem51, a watch with a mechanical movement whose assembly is fully-automated. This keeps costs down (think $150) while presumably preserving high quality (they say the watch is regulated by a laser at the factory and requires no further tuning). Initially rumored for […]

Geeks and Sonos, The Windows v. Mac Problem All Over Again

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

It’s interesting how misunderstood Sonos is by us geeks. I say “us” because I was firmly in this “Sonos doesn’t make sense to me” camp right up until the day I wasn’t. Kind of like how some computer geeks used to be (and some still are) about the Mac. “It’s too easy.” “It looks cheap […]

The iPad is The Future Of Laptops

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

You can read it over at TMO (where there are some *great* comments) and/or watch it in my interview with Or, you know, right here below.

iPhone OS Multitasking Idea

Monday, February 1st, 2010

I had what I consider to be quite a fantastic idea for solving a lot of the complaints about the iPhone OS’s lack of multitasking support for third-party apps. I wrote about it over at TMO, so you can see it there. Enjoy!

My Lightning Lessons

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Just posted an article about my lightning experiences and lessons learned over at TMO that *should* have gone live a year ago, but got lost in the system. Thankfully a conversation sparked up this weekend on the Macworld Forums about Chris Breen’s related power experiences, and it sent me to seek out this old article […]

Skype for iPhone thoughts

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Skype for the iPhone came out last night, and I spent a little time with it, and wrote a lot about it. Don’t worry, I’ve been using Skype regularly for years, so most of what I wrote is actually real stuff I didn’t make up! 🙂 The article’s posted over at iPodObserver today, and even […]

Thoughts on Kindle for iPhone

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Amazon released the Kindle app for the iPhone last night, and this morning I released my thoughts on it over at iPodObserver. There’s already an interesting stream happening in the comments over there. Enjoy!