72 hours ago, “Chromecast” was just a good name for a podcast on hood ornaments. Now it’s the “it” item in the tech world, selling out online within a day (though I had no problems walking into Best Buy today and walking out with one — they had plenty in stock). In my “premature thoughts”… Read More Review: Google Chromecast — Google’s most Apple-like product yet?
Google today just announced this… Chromecast is basically a little dongle that plugs into an HDMI port on your TV (or receiver, presumably), allowing you to watch content that originated on your Google-enabled device. Two qualifiers for that above sentence: I said “originated from” and not “streamed from” your device. Apple’s Airplay protocol allows you… Read More Premature Thoughts on Chromecast
Still mourning the loss of your neighborhood Blockbuster? This might cheer you up. (Keyword: “might”)… Read More Redbox Instant by Verizon: Full of potential, light on everything else
How do you surprise someone who wants to be surprised? That’s the problem I faced proposing to my girlfriend. If I did anything out of the ordinary, she’d be suspicious. I knew I wanted to do it around New Year’s — which would give us enough time to have a summer wedding — but as… Read More How does a techie-filmmaker-magician pop the big question?
From 1950 to 1980, watching TV was super easy: All you had to do was remember what time your favorite shows would be on and then turn a knob to tune in. So simple. The process required less than 0.0000001% of your brain power, freeing America to do some pretty cool things during that time… Read More Cable Boxes are Evil