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
Countless stories have been written about cutting the cord, ditching the cable company and watching all your video through online streaming. But if you’re not quite ready to make the snip, you can at least watch your shows in more places than ever before. Take for example, the Euro Cup 2012…’cause I need my international … Continue reading The Stream Team
On this week’s episode J.D. and I discussed my search for a browser that would sync my bookmarks across multiple OSes and devices. The hunt was precipitated by my frustration with the Safari browser. Of course you could save yourself a lot of hassle and just throw money at the problem by signing up for … Continue reading More Links for Episode 02: One Browser to Rule Them All…
Long time listeners know I don’t do the “change thing” so well. Actually, that’s not 100% accurate. What I don’t do is hop on bandwagons. I am NOT an early adopter. Every time I go against my better judgement and get the newest breathlessly over-hyped doohickey or doodad I am invariably burned. Exhibit A: the Blackberry Playbook. I rest … Continue reading UPDATE: The Kaiser Chooses a New Default Desktop Web Browser…and Continues Referring to Himself in the 3rd Person