iPhone May Be Cool, but Only Has 65% Reliability in NYC

July 8, 2009 at 4:52 am

3G Speed and Reliability Results By City

3G Speed and Reliability Results By City

PC World tested the major 3G services in 13 cities across the United States with Verizon showing significantly more speed and reliability overall. AT&T trailed in almost every city for reliability… so much for “the most bars in most places.” Now if only Verizon offered the iPhone as an option…

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The Hackintosh

November 15, 2007 at 5:48 pm

Are Apple’s hardware prices too high for your budget? Lifehacker has a great step-by-step tutorial on how to build your own Hackintosh. Turn an Intel x86 PC into your own bonafide Macintosh – well, almost – running OS 10.5.

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PowerGlove Mouse

February 16, 2006 at 6:34 pm

Finally, someone has put the Nintendo PowerGlove to good use! I’ll never forget the hype leading up to the release of the PowerGlove, how I envisioned playing my NES games in virtual reality, and then witnessing it’s total lameness when my cousin brought it to my house for the first time. It just plain didn’t work! Well, now zerosign.net has documented the making of the PowerGlove Mouse (pMouse for short) and we can all browse through our desktop and surf the internet pretending to be Tom Cruise in Minority Report.

Undervolting a laptop

January 24, 2006 at 9:42 am

It’s no secret that laptops tend to overheat and burn through their batteries in the blink of an eye. Fredrik Andersson of NordicHardware explains the technique of undervolting a laptop to cool your system down and extend its battery life. The expression “undervolting” is actually a misnomer, since what we’re really lowering is the tension of the system, resulting in a lower required voltage. I’ll be testing this on my old Dell laptop that is constantly overheating, and hopefully I’ll keep it alive for a few extra years.

Yahoo! Mail Beta Preview

September 15, 2005 at 2:03 pm

tivac has a sneak peak of the soon to be public new Yahoo! Mail on Flickr. A select group of users has been able to test it out.

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The iPod nano!

September 7, 2005 at 2:27 pm

What do you get when you cross an iPod with the iPod shuffle? The iPod nano!

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The Present Future

August 10, 2005 at 2:28 pm

There’s an interesting discussion going on at kottke.org about the future of technology and the user experience on the web. He asks that no one uses any of the buzz words that are so often used to describe Web 2.0 (another buzz word). Check it out.

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Ten Years That Changed the World

July 28, 2005 at 4:35 pm

Wired has a series of fascinating articles that study the past, present, and future of the internet.

The Past:
In late 1994, Time magazine explained why the Internet would never go mainstream: “It was not designed for doing commerce, and it does not gracefully accommodate new arrivals.”

The Present:
In fewer than 4,000 days, we have encoded half a trillion versions of our collective story and put them in front of 1 billion people, or one-sixth of the world’s population.

The Future:
By 2015, desktop operating systems will be largely irrelevant. The Web will be the only OS worth coding for. It won’t matter what device you use, as long as it runs on the Web OS. You will reach the same distributed computer whether you log on via phone, PDA, laptop, or HDTV.

Read the article.

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