Articles Posted in the " Technology " Category

  • Amazon Updates Kindle Firmware for K2 and DX

    Amazon Updates Kindle Firmware for K2 and DX

    Amazon has announced a firmware update for the Kindle 2 and the Kindle DX that enhances battery life, provides native PDF support for the Kindle 2, and improves the PDF support of the DX.  You can read more about it...


  • Streaming Water Polo Matches — How To!

    Streaming Water Polo Matches — How To!

    For the past few weeks I have been streaming live video from my son’s high school water polo matches and tournaments.  When I first proposed the idea, the coach loved it but was told that it would take a while...


  • Update 2: Win 7 Install–2nd Time’s the Charm

    Update 2: Win 7 Install–2nd Time’s the Charm

    After further review it appears my initial install troubles would have been avoided had I installed the device drivers for the SATA drives that I was NOT going to use when installing Win 7.  It seems to have installed, but...


  • Update 1: Win 7 Install (no mouse drivers?)

    Update 1: Win 7 Install (no mouse drivers?)

    After disconnecting all the other drives, the install went off without a hitch.  The computer booted into Win 7, took me through the first time user screens (adding the license code, setting up the username and password, and selecting the...


  • Win7 Install Travails

    Win7 Install Travails

    UPDATE:  I have posted an update, with a re-install attempt that seems to be working. Okay, here we go!  I was excited to have been selected for the Win 7 Launch Party.  I received my “party pack” with my signature...


  • Connections, Content, and Context: Lessons from #INFORMS09 and #TLT09

    Connections, Content, and Context: Lessons from #INFORMS09 and #TLT09

    This week I am attending  the 2009 INFORMS “Annual Meeting.”  This is more of a Symposium, or a Conference, than a “meeting” with nearly 70 sessions occurring simultaneously, 4 times a day for 4 days.  That is 1, 120 sessions and each...


  • Apple’s Rumored Tablet rumored to have been Touched…

    Apple’s Rumored Tablet rumored to have been Touched…

    An interesting CNet story posted today, Report: Analyst has seen Apple tablet, predicts September launch, gives anonymous teeth to the story that Apple has a touchpad ready to go.  According to the article Apple is waiting for final approval from...


  • Why Google Voice Won’t Kill Skype (or Cell Phones, or…)

    Why Google Voice Won’t Kill Skype (or Cell Phones, or…)

    Simply put:  They aren’t the same thing! I am reminded of the old BASF motto “They don’t make the things we use, they make the things we use better.”  That fits Google Voice to a “T.” I have read over...


  • Results from “How do you Watch TV?”

    Results from “How do you Watch TV?”

    A while back my brother and I asked in a Survey “How do you watch TV?”  The survey came from a discussion my brother and I were having about Hulu, and our curiosity surrounding how many people, and what types...


  • Dell’s Adamo – Mac Air without the Apple?

    Dell’s Adamo – Mac Air without the Apple?

    Paul Thurrott has written a rather scathing critique of the new Dell Adamo computer.  It is sexy, sleek, lightweight, and (relatively) expensive.  Just the sort of thing one would say is a GREAT way to finally compete with the Apple...