If you’re looking for an orb-like streaming media player, Google’s new Nexus Q may fill the void. Introduced at last week’s I/O conference and reportedly even made here in the USA, the $300 black sphere connects to your audio and video system to music and video right from the cloud to your home entertainment center. (Catchy … Continue reading Episode 06 News: All Kinds of Things that Go BOOM!
Microsoft continues to dominate the news as they go on a Social Network shopping spree; Pedro has some tips for improving the audio on home video projects; and J.D. on tech pioneer Grace Hopper.
Hey, why go to other social networks when you can just build your own? Perhaps that’s Microsoft’s motive for dropping $1.2 billion dollars in cash for Yammer, a four-year-company specializing in making corporate social networks. At least if you have your own social network, you don’t have to worry about Facebook constantly changing stuff up … Continue reading Episode 05 News: Tech News Value Meal, Super-Size the Fries
When following up on a recent online flap about women’s contributions to technology, I came across an image of Rear Admiral Grace Hopper atop a Boing Boing blog post. It all made me remember I had a biography of Grace Hopper in my reading queue (otherwise known as that pile of books by the couch) … Continue reading Revisiting Amazing Grace
After at least one false start, Microsoft is getting back to tablet business with its own spiffy new tablet computer called the Surface. Although the name may bring to mind other products, the hardware is memorable: a 10.6-inch HD screen, dual cameras, a kickstand to prop up the tablet screen and a thin smart-cover that … Continue reading Episode 04 News: Flatter, Faster and a Bit Litigious
Unless you’ve got a photographic memory and meticulous organizational habits, you’ve probably had to dig around on your computer at some point for an elusive file that you can’t immediately locate. Although the beloved Sherlock utility has been retired, Mac OS X users have the Finder’s Command-F keyboard shortcut to dig around for matching files … Continue reading (Hopefully) Helpful Hint: Search Me
A mega-giant tech company dominates the news this week with the announcement of a new tablet computer…but it’s not the fruit themed one. Nope. Nuh unh. Microsoft stirs up quite a buzz with their new Surface tablet. J.D. serves up another (Hopefully) Helpful Hint and Pedro takes a look at some iPad input devices.
And now it’s time for the Pop Tech Jam Tech Term of the week where I do my level best to explain the geekspeak, nerdwords and communications jargon you may encounter on the Internet. I’m sure most of you listening to this have at least a passing familiarity with the social network Tumblr. I recently … Continue reading Tech Term of the Week: Tumblelog
This was a big news week so we packed in as many headlines as we could; J.D. tears Pedro away from the tube long enough to discuss streaming television on mobile devices; and Pedro has another Tech Term of the Week.
For the two or three folks out there who may have been on vacation in an Internet-free zone this week, Apple made a bunch of announcements at its World Wide Developers Conference. These included a preview of its coming iOS 6 software for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, hardware updates to the MacBook Pro and … Continue reading Episode 03 News: Apple Announces, But Android Activates