Archives for April 2012

Can Internet Relationships Be Real?

For thousands of years, our ancestors drew on cave walls; that was their way of sharing feelings and aspirations. Communication methods have evolved since, but some things never change. Love still is a most complex feeling, and humanity has found more and more sophisticated ways …continue reading

Robo-Graders: How Accurate Are They?

I have always felt that it is grossly unfair that teachers are required to spend their leisure time performing tasks that should be paid on a per hour basis since it stands to reason that these dedicated individuals have lives apart from the school setting. …continue reading

How Google Can Help You Start a Company

Starting a business is no small task, regardless of what it is your business does. Whether you provide a service, product, or a mixture of the two, your business will depend on tools to help you and your team get more done. Google has evolved …continue reading

To Charge or Not to Charge? A Moral Dilemma Averted

This week I barely escaped being forced to make one of those moral decisions that leave you feeling bad no matter which way you go.

It started with a call from a couple of elderly clients who have used my services several times over a …continue reading

Justifying Android’s “Slow” Update Roll-outs, Redux: Who’s Really to Blame?

In my previous article, I gave a few points explaining why I think Android takes more flak than it really needs to in terms of the time it takes to receive updates on its devices. However, after that article was …continue reading

Two Fruits + One Robot = Informed Mobile Consumer

Two fruits and a robot walk into a bar, and…

Gnomie Natasja Atherton’s got a site — Two Fruits One Robot — that focuses on the technological wonders of the Apple, BlackBerry, and Android (two fruits and one robot, …continue reading

Sony Tablet S Receives Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)

Users of the Sony Tablet S have been eagerly anticipating the eventual release of Ice Cream Sandwich on the Android tablet. That day has finally arrived. You are now able to update to ICS from within the tablet, and the entire process takes about fifteen …continue reading

How to Use Your Smartphone to Control Your Dreams

Imagine being able to control the content of your dreams using your smartphone. On the surface, that sounds like a figment of some science fiction writer’s imagination, but the reality is quite different.

Daniel J. Nadler, a graduate student at Harvard, came up with an …continue reading

Google Easter Egg Evokes Zerg Rush on Search Results

Google has had its share of Easter eggs in celebration of various individuals and events in history. Today, a new Easter egg celebrates Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft series with a spontaneous defense game that you can participate in by searching for the term “Zerg …continue reading

Rent Before You Buy with ybuy

It has always amazed me that people have fallen into the trap offered through the “Rent to Own” TV advertisements. I know that advertisers attempt to present their products as a cheaper alternative to purchasing the same product, from an appliance store, but some consumers …continue reading