The Retrospective

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Entries Tagged as 'gadget'

Artifical Sweetness: Augmented Reality Is Coming To an IRL Near You

April 1st, 2010 No Comments

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Western Digital, LaCie Hard Drives Merge Form and Function

March 16th, 2010 No Comments

Photo Credit: Western Digital The days of clumsy, oversized external hard drives have come to an end. Once nothing more than desktop drives packed into office-standard casings, portable drives have matured into quiet, sleek and (dare I say?) sexy accessories. A necessary storage device in today’s information overload/hoarder culture, manufacturers know there’s nothing inherently cool […]

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Blackberry 9700: Worthy Heir or Pretender to the Throne?

March 5th, 2010 No Comments

Photo Courtsey of RIM A significant departure from previous Blackberry devices, the Bold 9000 proved that Research In Motion could make stylish smartphones on par with those of Apple or Nokia. After three years of committed iPhone use, I bought the Bold 9000 in December 2009 and spent a month learning the intricacies, strengths and […]

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iPad: A Mild Mannered Device or God Save The Media?

February 1st, 2010 1 Comment

Photo Courtsey of Apple Inc Typical of introductions to Apple’s new products, reaction to the unveiling of the iPad has been swift and polarized. The last few months have brought countless news stories, blog posts and general punditry, and when combined with Apple’s penchant for extreme secrecy, the wide and complicated range of emotions was […]

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Boxee – The World’s Gone Digital

March 24th, 2009 1 Comment

Chances are your digital life is strewn across more places than Dick Cheney has houses. mp3s on your computer, iPod, and phone, pictures on your phone, camera, and on Facebook, MySpace or Flickr – you’ve got more dignity than Photobucket, please tell me you do. and you’ve got DVDs, TiVo’d shows, and movies you’ve downloaded […]

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E-Readers a flop?

March 21st, 2008 3 Comments

About 6 months ago most people probably saw ads for Sony or Amazon’s new e-readers. However, the-readers are not a new hustle, they’ve just never really caught on. Maybe it’s the fact they range from 300 to 400 dollars which, in the books they compact into their digital interface, could buy the equivalent of hundreds […]

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