Category Archives: consumer electronics

Weekly Reader – Jan. 12, 2008 – Tasing to your tunes, connected car

Busy with CES and the new job this week, so I didn’t get to do a whole lot of reading. These caught my eye: CES Video: Gadget of the day (Los Angeles Times) – Taser has introduced a stun gun … Continue reading

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Two products I’d never consider buying

The Post’s Rob Pegoraro has a story this week on two products I’ll never buy. One is the Samsung Jitterbug, a feature-free cellphone. The other is the HP Printing Mailbox. It connects to a regular telephone line and prints emails … Continue reading

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The iPhone extravaganza

I made my visit to the Temple of Jobs yesterday, reaching the Apple store on Stockton Street about 9:30 p.m. The live van for the local NBC affiliate was parked outside waiting for the 11 p.m. newscast. Inside, the store … Continue reading

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Revolutionizing television

The next two years are going to bring big changes in television. Next month, the FCC is going to begin requiring cable companies to let users buy and connect their own cable boxes (instead of leasing them from the cable … Continue reading

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Building your own roads with TomTom

One of my big frustrations with navigation devices and online mapping services is that it can take months to more than a year for to get new roads added, closed roads deleted and errors corrected. Making changes required getting an … Continue reading

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Apple TV brings your media to life

I bought an Apple TV over the weekend. It’s quite simply the most elegant, well-designed consumer electronics device I’ve used. Apple TV works with iTunes to bring music, video, movies, photos and podcasts to life on your HDTV. (In geek … Continue reading

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Another iPhone ad

Saw this one on The Tonight Show. This ad focuses on the Internet capabilities of iPhone. I’d love to know how the Gray Lady got such prime air time and association with the most hyped device of the year. Would’ve … Continue reading

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