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Nexus 7: Take 2

I've had a whole weekend to play with the new Nexus 7 and like the original, it's a great device at a very good price. Is it perfect? No. Are there things I wish they had done differently? Of course. Even so, it's the best small tablet out there. The Screen I ...
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Fun with Tasker

The first thing I noticed about my new Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the battery life. It was not good. Laying on the night table while I slept with only the wifi radio on (GPS, NFC, 4G, Bluetooth all disabled) the battery lost 30% of its charge. After reading up a ...
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Smartphone

Updated 2/1/13: After actually using Ting for a while it turns out that my estimate of my monthly bill was a bit off. By using wifi when possible and making creative use of Google Voice and SipGate, my monthly Ting bill is going to be $15-25. Which means I'll recoup ...
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Nexus 7

I've had a few days to play with the Nexus 7 and I'm more or less happy with it, especially for $200. Before I continue, I should point out a few things that may influence my opinions of this little gadget. For one, this is my first ever Android device, so ...
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Hacking Chumby 8

I recently became the proud owner of a Chumby 8 (thanks Mom and Dad!). At first blush, Chumby 8 is not much more than a bigger Chumby. Unlike it's smaller siblings, it has a web browser built in, but I really can't think of an occasion where I'd want to ...
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Steve

Just about everything that could be said about Steve Jobs has been said in the three days since he stepped down as CEO of the company he built from the ground up, twice. Even so, the company and the man have had such an impact on my life that I ...
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You Can Check Out Anytime You Like

I'm really starting to get sick of all the "check-ins" littering my various social streams lately. In order to get to anything useful or informative, I have to wade through a sea of pointless "look where I am" announcements. I have actually un-followed some people to avoid having to look ...
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Sony Dash: First Impressions

For the last several months, I've been in the market for some sort of Internet radio type device for the office. Either a second Chumby or a Logitech Squeezebox Radio seemed to fit the bill, but I was having a hard time justifying the expense. Then, last week, a Sony ...
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Buh-bye, Gizmo5

I, along with a lot of other people, got an email a few days ago telling us that Google will be pulling the plug on Gizmo5 next month. Gizmo5 is a VoIP service that Google purchased a few years ago. The belief was that they would roll the service into their ...
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EyeTV and Roku (Redux)

Once upon a time, I ruminated about watching EyeTV recordings via my Roku. In the end, for a number of reasons, I rolled my own solution using AppleScript, my Turbo.264, and Apache. This solution works extremely well for my specific situation, but it only works for my situation and there ...
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