Category Archives: Tech Heaven/Tech Hell

Deep impact

If you live in California, you might want to keep this page bookmarked, just in case.

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Concordence

Japan and France signed an agreement at the Paris Air Show to spend nearly $2 million a year for the next three years to develop the next supersonic jet. Britain and France retired the Concorde, a money-losing beauty of the … Continue reading

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I feel the Earth (huh) move (huh)

If you live in California, add another daily regimen to your weather forecasting: Earthquake Hazard Forecasting! The U.S. Geological Survey offers an online map of the state showing the likelihood of an earthquake based on dogs barking, chicken egg-laying numbers … Continue reading

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Mind blown

If you’re wondering what’s coming next to your little home entergamement system and computing platform, then you have to read Robert X. Cringely’s brain drain about Microsoft, Apple, Google and Yahoo, and the future of getting your kicks through your … Continue reading

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Console envy

Microsoft tooted its own horn last week when it announced XBOX360 during a splashy MTV special. Today it was Sony’s turn, and they decided that rather than show the mind-numbed video crowd what was in store next year, they used … Continue reading

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The 14-second man

Some guy in India has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for sending 182,689 text messages in one month. Some fast math (not my speciality) reveals that he sent around 6,000 messages per day, or 250 an hour, or … Continue reading

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Podcasting gets Sirius

Yes, it’s an obvious headline but what do you want from a free service like us? Sirius Satellite radio is launching a Podcast broadcast later this month, grouping all sorts of useless audio crap made by people like you and … Continue reading

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Worthwhile spring cleaning

If you’re one of those tech-geeks that saves everything because, “you never know, I might need it someday,” now’s the time to pull out all those musty boxes of magazines from the 60’s, because if you own a pristine copy … Continue reading

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One more thing to worry about

Now that everyone you know owns an iPod, and you’re all in your cubies ready to start sharing your iTunes playlists, what will other people think about you when they find out that you don’t own a single song by … Continue reading

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Big, fat cable

If 3 million bit-per-second broadband sounds good now, how does 1 billion bits per second sound? CableLabs, the cable industry’s standards-settings unit, reported that they’re endorsing a new plan by cable companies to combine the bandwidth necessary to broadcast 4 … Continue reading

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