Google Goes Indoors with Google Maps 6.0 for Android
Friday, December 2, 2011 by cyberacoustics
There are a lot of options out there on your smartphone to lead you from point A to point B. But what if you are in a mall trying to find a certain store, or even in an airport looking for something to eat? GPS has made it easy to navigate the outdoors, but once you go inside, you can’t always depend on it. Or can you?
Kindle Fire vs. The Nook…or Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Next week, two giants go head-to-head with their new tablets: the Nook Tablet on November 17th and the Kindle Fire on November 15th. Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble will put their next-generation tablets on the market, setting up a new battle for the hearts and wallets of holiday shoppers who are looking for gadgets that are good for reading books, watching videos, and browsing the Internet.
The good news is, no matter which one you choose, you won’t be breaking the bank. The Nook Tablet at $249 and the Kindle Fire at $199 is far below what you would pay for an iPad. But is there a spoiler out there that you haven’t heard of?
Holiday Shopping? It’s No Problem with a Smartphone!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 by beau
My wife and I were driving back from Seattle last weekend, (thanks to Waze again for making it fun!) and we were talking about our Holiday budget. Currently, we’re three weeks away from the notorious “Black Friday” You know—the day where you don’t sleep for 24 hours and run on caffeine and fast food?
It’s a hugely stressful time. What to buy? Where to buy it? How to get the best price? But there IS good news—this year, your smartphone works better than ever to help alleviate some of that stress. It turns out that you have the best shopping tool right in your hand! Having the right smartphone apps will make your shopping easier, and you’ll be able to be confident that you’ll be getting the best price out there. Here’s a quick list of some of the best shopping apps out there.
Amazon's Kindle Fire: What's It All About?
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by cyberacoustics
You’ve probably heard by now about Amazon is jumping into the tablet market. Where other tablet makers have failed, Amazon hopes that they can take a bite out of Apple’s market share. With the possibility of a pre-holiday launch, lets see if the Kindle Fire has what you are looking for.
Identity, the Internet and Google+
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by cyberacoustics
I need to stop blogging about Google+. I know this, but it’s just so interesting to me to watch a gigantic company like Google roll out a product with so much fanfare and then continue to make gigantic blunders.
Google+ Adds Games
Thursday, August 18, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Since Google+ launched in late June, the usage statistics have been a little underwhelming. People seem to want to talk about Google+ more than they actually want to use it. None of my friends seem to know quite what to do with it—it’s almost as if it’s just another version of Facebook.
21st Century Rioting: A Look at the UK
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 by cyberacoustics
By now, you’ve probably heard about the London riots—tonight will mark the fourth evening in a row that those upset by the death of Mark Duggan will take to the streets all over the city. It’s not just London, either—violence has broken out in Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool, and Bristol. And of course, social media and technology is playing a rather interesting role, on both sides.
HistoryPin: A new look at the old
Thursday, July 14, 2011 by cyberacoustics
I've been finding myself lately reading a lot about the history of food carts, and figuring out their origins. Of course, any faithful reader of this blog knows how I feel about food carts, but seeing how things used to be is always interesting.
Cooking made simpler, thanks to Google
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Google unveiled a new search function last Thursday. Believe it or not, this category makes up 1% of the billions of searches Google fields every day. According to Jack Menzel, Google's Director of Product Management, the update was an "obvious candidate" for the new standalone search category.
Up, up, and away
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by cyberacoustics
I may be dating myself, but remember those Superman clips with him flying around in the sky? You knew you were protected with Supes flying up there. Iconic comic heroes aside, how safe are we really going to feel computing in the "cloud?"
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