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  • HP apparently doesn’t have any black people working in R&D. HP face tracking software can’t see darker skinned people. [Update: HP Responds]
    by Mike
    Posted December 21st, 2009 at 11:24 am
    You'd think a company, especially a company as big and globally present as HP, would have a well rounded view of the people who use their products. Apparently when they were developing their face tracking software being built into HP webcams and computers they forgot one small thing -- to include support for darker skinned people. The video below perfectly displays a wondrous minor oversight on HP's part. Given the issues this could cause, look for an update and/or some sort of message from H...
  • Google apps lack multi-touch on the Nexus One. No AT&T 3G
    by Mike
    Posted December 18th, 2009 at 8:38 am
    Patents are a necessary evil. They help protect certain rights of individuals and ideas from being stolen and such, but all too often in this day and age they are abused and used solely to hamper innovation and hold back the market. Case in point: the lack of multi-touch on native apps on Android devices. I'm sure most of you know by now that the Nexus One will be neutered just like all other Android devices -- save for our lucky European friends overseas. The hardware and software are more ...
  • China single handedly trying to destroy the internet: Removing individual citizens from owning/registering domain names.
    by Mike
    Posted December 16th, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    Once again the argument and ideology of "saving the kiddies" from harmful pornographic material and all kinds of icky human parts is ruining a grand part of the internet -- individually owned websites/domain names. Before we go any further, it's worth noting that this crackdown is a China only crackdown. Whew! A statement made by The China Internet Network Information Centre, starting this week only businesses, businessmen, and organizations will be able to register and own personal domai...
  • Americans consumer 34 gigabytes of data per day…
    by Mike
    Posted December 9th, 2009 at 11:47 am
    What good would it do you to know how much the typical American consumers in digital data per day? In actuality, I can't see any benefit at all unless of course you would use it as an interesting factoid for an icebreaker on a date. But chances are if you start off your date with "Guess how much Americans consumers consume in data per year?", I can guarantee you'll be going home alone and not so happy, ultimately crawling into a lonely, cold bed. Hey, that's just the way it works. Now if you...
  • New Design! [Update]
    by Mike
    Posted December 8th, 2009 at 6:36 am
    Well, how does it look? Chances are you're not seeing the header background image. Why? I'm still working on it. Dreamweaver and wordpress preview are pretty good in setting up a layout before you actually deploy it, but in the end a good 'ol browser is simply the most telling. Oh well, I'll figure it out. Let me know what you think of the shorter excerpt based home page layout. (Trying to make less scrolling for you guys :) -- As you can see if you're on any form of IE, particularly 8, i...
  • BeeJive multi-IM client for BlackBerry moves to 2.0
    by Mike
    Posted December 7th, 2009 at 8:53 am
    Fancy the BlackBerry do you? If you have any number of friends or colleagues that you converse with on a regular basis, you've no doubt encountered the various IM services that are available. Talking to individuals on all of those separate accounts used to be a chore -- until multi-chat apps came along that is. BeeJive IM (formerly "JiveTalk") is by far the best looking and performing multi-chat app for BlackBerry. Back in my BlackBerry days, I used BeeJive. It was fast, easy to use, and a ...
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    by Mike
    Posted November 26th, 2009 at 8:00 am
    Gadgets and technology are my life. But we all need a break from time to time. Hopefully this Thanksgiving is a nice relaxing day to pig out, sleep, pig out, hang out with friends and family -- repeat. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!...
  • Clean up your registry with USB Scrub
    by Mike
    Posted November 16th, 2009 at 5:53 am
    Flash drives have gone from a rare novelty gadget just a few short years ago to a new type of "novelty" gadget. Nowadays everything gets turned into a USB drive. From space themed drives to food, nothing is safe from the USB trabsformation. But did you know that for each flash drive you plug in, and even any external piece of hardware you attach, at least one registry entry is created? And those entries don't disappear on their own. Before you know it, you could have dozens of excess registr...
  • AllMyApps makes reinstalling your favorite apps a breeze
    by Mike
    Posted November 4th, 2009 at 10:39 am
    Re-installing your computer from scratch isn't hard if you go ahead and follow the normal precautions -- the most important one being backing up your data. Even then, reinstalling all of those 3rd party programs you've amassed over the months and years is a pain to put it lightly. Wouldn't it be awesome if there were a way to go and pick all of these apps from a list and organize them into one neat, small, and tidy installer package? The developers behind Allmyapps have done just that. S...
  • Shell [BlackBerry Theme]
    by Mike
    Posted October 31st, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    After seeing some Rachel vids, I'm feeling a little artsy. So how about something for the BlackBerry folk? This latest theme to come out of Elecite has a rather unique color switching feature built directly into the theme. At the click of a button, you can switch between Black, White, Red, or Blue color schemes giving Shell a cool trick that other themes can't claim as their own -- for now. Those who can't make up their mind as to what icons should inhabit their main screen can be at ease. ...
  • Update
    by Mike
    Posted October 16th, 2009 at 8:02 pm
    please bare with me as I make some changes......
  • Weeklong vacation
    by Mike
    Posted July 26th, 2009 at 11:53 am
    You may have noticed my absence the last week. No worries. Gadgetsteria is still alive and well. I simply got married, went on a honeymoon, and forgot to publish the original article as to my absence and vacation. Whoops! Well, now you know. Tomorrow morning I'll be back with stories from all over tech land. One last day of R&R; before the daily grind reclaims me... ...
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