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Can do

September 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Can do · Apartment Life, Gadgets

When it came time to pack up to move to Munich, we tried to get rid of everything we didn’t need, and anything worn out and ready to be replaced. No place was this more true than in the kitchen. It made no sense to move a worn out plastic spatula, a tired frying pan […]

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Alas, Poor Sidekick

July 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Alas, Poor Sidekick · Gadgets, Microsoft, Sidekick

I’ve been using the T-Mobile Sidekick since the very first version of the hardware shipped in 2002. One of the earliest smartphones with a full keyboard, excellent AIM support, a decent web browser and cloud data service. What it lacked in extensibility, it made it up for in ease-of-use and clever software design. The Sidekick […]

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Standing tall, standing cheap

February 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Standing tall, standing cheap · Corporate Life, Gadgets

In the ever constant pressure to cut costs, I’m sure my company will be examining this innovation: The Hip Office: With this, we can drastically reduce the amount of square footage per employee, as well as eliminating any need for expensive office chairs and desk systems. I think the only issue holding up deployment is […]

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Innovating the obvious

March 13th, 2007 · Comments Off on Innovating the obvious · Gadgets, Stupidity

I had the pleasure of renting a car that had the most useful high-tech gadget I’ve seen in a car in a long time. Or more precisely, most useful gadget on a car stereo: a line-in jack on the front panel. You’d think that after almost a decade of portable electronic audio gear, and years […]

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Word of the day

March 11th, 2007 · Comments Off on Word of the day · Funny, Gadgets

zom•ber•ry (zŏm bĕ-rē‘) n., pl. -ries. A person who shuffles along, getting in the way of other people, oblivious to the world around them, while they use their Blackberry or other PDA.

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