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  • Opinion: Save Money: Cheaper 3-in-1 USB Cable, Easier Rebates

    Last week I told you about the Magic Cable Trio, a 3-in-1 USB charge/sync cable with connectors for micro USB, mini USB, and Apple devices (like the iPhone and iPad).

  • Opinion: Solar Energy Finally 100 Percent Efficient, Might Actually Cost More Than Gas

    Scientists have finally figured how a way to solar cells to produce more energy that they absorb, reaching a critical success point in making solar energy a viable alternative to fossil fuels. However, MIT's Technology Review highlights a political war between China and the United States that could actually make the photovoltaic technology too expensive to market. As a result, energy that should be globally affordable in the near future might just be out of reach.

  • Opinion: Three Important Ways Windows 8 Provides Password Protection

    More than ever, passwords are a part of our lives, the key to our digital identity. On average, each of us has 25 online accounts, and that is beyond the internal systems you also need to authenticate to in your business. You should have unique, complex passwords for each system, but who can remember all of that? Windows 8 will include features that make it easier to manage your digital identity so your business's data stays safe.

  • Opinion: The Case for SOPA Legislation

    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has constantly been described as "controversial." But if you've been reading much from the tech part of the web, you're probably wondering what's so controversial about it--after all, it seems like nobody actually supports it, except for several U.S. House representatives.

  • Opinion: Understanding the Solar Roller Coaster -- What's Really Going On?

    If one were to mold their view of the solar industry simply by what they read in the media headlines, it would be tough to believe that solar is an industry with substantial future growth potential. I know, I know....the old saying goes 'Don't judge a book by its cover', and I guess the same can be said for an industry -- don't judge an industry by its headlines. But it's hard not to. Solar headlines these days seem to focus on reduced margins, organizational restructuring, incentives cuts, and price erosion. So what's really going on with Solar?

  • Opinion: Uses for a 'blind' MacBook Pro

    Reader Sigil has an interesting question regarding a MacBook Pro with ailing i-sight. He (or she, I suppose) writes:

  • Opinion: Carrier IQ Poses a Threat Despite Good Intentions

    Carrier IQ isn't the bad guy. The mobile device and network diagnostic firm issued a detailed report earlier this week explaining what its software does and how the data is used. However, benign intent doesn't change the fact that the Carrier IQ software infringes on privacy and exposes personal data to unnecessary risk.

  • Opinion: Five Google+ Hangouts Features Businesses Will Love

    Though only six months old, Google+ is catching on quickly. Not only has Google weaved Google+ into its existing services, but it has created new features as well. One of those is Hangouts, a multi-user video chat tool that, while free, competes well with other video conferencing tools like Skype.

  • Opinion: NTSB Wants Gadget Makers' Help on Driver Cellphone Ban

    The National Transportation Safety Board hopes gadget makers will add new features to their devices that encourage people to stop using portable electronic devices while driving. The NTSB recommended that all 50 states enact laws that bar drivers from using portable electronic devices of any kind while operating a vehicle.

  • Opinion: Microsoft SkyDrive for iOS Takes on iCloud, Dropbox

    Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service debuted for iPhones this week, after it had been available to Windows users for several years and on Windows Phone 7 devices more recently. Microsoft understands that a lot of Windows users are carrying iPhones with them, so SkyDrive for iOS is a welcome addition, but the personal cloud market already offers plenty of choice.

  • Opinion: ExxonMobil's Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040

    ExxonMobil recently released its report "Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040" which this year, as the title states, provides energy industry forecasts out to 2040. The report covers global industry fundamentals, forecasts for each major market segment (residential/commercial, transportation, industrial, electricity generation), emissions and technologies. It also includes a comparison to IEA forecasts. Some highlights of the report are:

  • Opinion: Send Video Business Cards with the Eyejot Video Mail App

    Business cards are so 20th-century. (They might even date back to the 19th; I'll have to check.) Think about it: someone hands you a business card and it ends up stuffed in your pocket, crumpled, forgotten.

  • Opinion: The Rise of Evernote--and Why You Should Take Note

    People have always had a problem organizing vast amounts of information. In the 90s, we took important notes in our PDAs. We'd jot stuff down in notebooks that would end up on a shelf somewhere. With the advent of the smartphone and mobile tablets, there was a need for something that would synchronize all of this previously useless information across all of our devices. Evernote acts as that digital brain.

  • Opinion: OnLive Now on Android Tablets, iOS Devices Soon

    OnLive officially goes where no cloud gaming service has gone before today—Android tablets and smartphones, with Apple's iOS devices to follow pending certification.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 18: Riding the Cloud from My iPad

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 18

  • Opinion: How to Fight Irrelevance in the Digital Age

    At this point, it's fair to say that the company that gave us the "Kodak moment" has had its moment in the sun. With its once-pricey shares now selling at around $1, Eastman Kodak is bleeding over $70 million dollars a month, making Canada's browbeaten Research in Motion look fit as a fiddle by comparison.

  • Opinion: RIM's Mobile Fusion Solution - Will Government Bite?

    There's both good news and bad news for Research in Motion (RIM), the Canadian company that builds the long-popular BlackBerry smart phone devices.

  • Opinion: Track Business Receipts with Shoeboxed for Android, iPhone

    Business receipts are a sad fact of life, like taxes and Justin Bieber. Shoeboxed helps you capture, organize, and file your receipts, and does so through the magic of apps, photography, and real-life humans.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 17: Cloud Entertainment Comes with Strings Attached

    The cloud is emerging as a platform for entertainment beyond just streaming music. The problem right now is that many of the content providers have the model backwards and insist on linking cloud-based viewing with old school cable service subscriptions. For today’s installment of 30 Days With the Cloud, I am taking a closer look at watching movies and TV shows from the cloud.

  • Opinion: 7 Ways to Protect Your Business Printers

    Can a hacker burn down your business by remotely setting one of your printers on fire? Researchers at Columbia University have recently proposed such a scenario, although HP quickly denied that it's possible. However, even if your printers can't be used as remote firestarters, there are many risks involved in networking a printer.



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