WiFi and Wireless Technology

No Ethernet? No Problem! Powerline, MoCA, and Wireless-N Kits Compared

Despite the ever increasing proliferation of devices and services that require a broadband connection to the Internet, the average home has one major flaw: no Ethernet. Even modern day new-construction often lacks the magic eight conductor cable strung to every room, meaning getting that connection to things like Slingbox, Xbox Live, and other web based devices can be a real challenge.

MobileMe - It's Just Not That Bad

This may win the award for one of my shortest blog posts ever... but I'd like to hear a little more from everyone about their experience with MobileMe.  All I've heard so far is a lot of griping.  The most recent being an email from the Steve himself, making clear that the launch of MobileMe was an epic fail.  I've heard of the web apps not working, emails getting lost, and worse.

So, why haven't I experienced any of this? I wrote a first experience review on this a while ago, but now that I've been using it for even longer and it has had time to simmer, here's my current verdict:

A Tech Free Weekend, or Why I Need To Relax

This past weekend, I went on a road trip to a place very different from where I'm living now, and what an experience it was.  I've done some limited traveling in the U.S., but mostly for work purposes, and never to truly immerse myself into another area's culture.  Usually, I had been too busy putting together spreadsheets, taking remote conference calls, and checking emails to see what was going on around me.

This time, though, is the first time I have taken a non-work related trip to an isolated, relatively tech-free area.

And let me tell you, it was very difficult... and eye-opening, too.

iPhone + Apps Store = Second Honeymoon

Well, I needed something to do as I sit here feverishly awaiting the "go-live" of MobileMe.

I've been playing with the new App Store today thanks to friends who provided me with the MobileMe installation package and iPhone 2.0 firmware package.  After a brief scare that I may have bricked my precious, I realized I needed to upgrade iTunes to the newest version before I could re-flash.  (Read: almost epic fail.)

The Reigning King Of My Bluetooth World

Bluetooth headsets are becoming more and more common than ever these days.  So common, that people often disobey common laws of courtesy, walking around with their headset attached to their ear like some sort of flashing plastic bio-genetic graft, pretending like they absolutely cannot afford to miss that important call from their buddy while they sit in the food court at the mall at 8:30PM munching on cheese fries and crappy pizza.



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