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Verizon FiOS Interactive Media Guide

January 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

A few days ago┬áVerizon FiOS upgraded the entire UI on their TV guide. It was a tad overwhelming af first, but the changes are phenomenal! I feel that the controls on this new UI are better and much easier to navigate then the previous. Check out Jeff Louella’s blog for some detailed pictures. If you […]

BES Mail all by itself!

December 13, 2007 by · 15 Comments 

One of the best features of the Blackberry OS is its ability to separate your email. This is important if you have several mailboxes, work, personal, super-duper personal, etc. One unfortunate limitation of the OS is that if you use BES you cannot separate BES email. All BES email just shows up in the main […]

Google Mobile Maps

November 30, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

As if Google applications could not be any cooler (and useful), the Google Mobile Maps (GMM) application can, by default, access the GPS receiver on your mobile device and show you where you are! But wait, say you “I have not a GPS-enabled phone!” That’s ok because GMM will then attempt to use the data […]

iPhone on Verizon Wireless!?

November 28, 2007 by · 13 Comments 

Yesterday, Verizon Wireless announced that “it will provide customers the option to use, on its nationwide wireless network, wireless devices, software and applications not offered by the company.” This new strategy, dubbed “Any Apps, Any Device”, does not change Verizon’s current retail model, but rather enhances their current offerings. Although this announcement is considered a […]

Sony AIT-5

November 18, 2007 by · 2 Comments 

As a Systems Administrator, one of the things I worry about the most are backups. I am responsible for about 6 – 7 Terabytes of data. The data is, of course, priceless. 1 Megabyte lost could cost a considerable amount of time and money. As such, backups are extremely critical and it becomes necessary to […]

Toyota added you as a friend on Facebook…

November 7, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Talk about interesting marketing and PR: yesterday Facebook announced a new method of advertising that they are calling “social ads.” In its simplest form it allows advertisers (e.g. Toyota, Blockbuster, etc) to use Facebook’s most popular, and powerful features in order to reach the masses. An advertiser would setup their own Facebook profile (for free), […]

DARPA Urban Challenge 2007

November 5, 2007 by · 2 Comments 

If you think Michael Knight’s Pontiac Trans Am T-top KITT was cool, wait till you get a load of some real cool computer controlled vehicles. This past Saturday marked the running of the final event in the DARPA Urban Challenge. In its simplest form, this event is a race of fully autonomous, GPS guided, proximity […]

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