Behold the LG ‘G’ Android Smartwatch in Direct Sunlight

5:30 PM, Jun. 26th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

The Sun

LG launched the G smartwatch to coincide with the Google I/O developer conference on Wednesday. The device was hardly met with fanfare, but a photograph posted to Twitter on Thursday reveals that LG might not thought this thing through all the way.

Nest Will Open Up Devices to Google After All

7:25 PM, Jun. 24th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Nest

You remember that thing where Google bought Nest, but Nest would stay separate, and it wouldn't be sharing its data with Google anyway, so shut up about privacy? Yeah, turns out there should have been an asterisk attached, and the footnote for that asterisk would have said, "Yeah, not so much." Bryan Chaffin gets his rant on.

Amazon Is Not A Serious Apple Competitor…Yet

10:53 PM, Jun. 20th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Apple and Amazon

Yesterday Kelly agreed with analyst Brian White's confidence in Apple up until he said "Apple is unique in its ability to develop hardware, software and services that work together seamlessly.” While he's right that Apple is the only one right now, it seems that Amazon is aspiring to the same thing.

Is Amazon Setting the World on Fire? Or to Itself?

5:30 PM, Jun. 20th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

The recent revelations about the NSA, the endless parade of online hacking and theft of credit card or personal information, and the desire by Amazon to seduce customers into ever more purchases has created a strong pendulum in the direction of the erosion of human dignity.  There may be money to be made and unexpected success to be found as the pendulum swings in the other direction.

Free Red Cross Apps For Emergencies Near You

8:35 PM, Jun. 13th, 2014 · · Columns and Opinions

Free on iTunes

Vern Seward points out some stellar apps from Red Cross, including Red Cross Earthquake app, Flood, Hurricane, Wildfire, and Tornado apps. These you MUST have. They're free, and they might be just what you need if you find yourself in an emergency situation.