Dragon Dictation: Do as I say, and as I do

Dragon Dictation: Do as I say, and as I do

Ever get the feeling that you’re not being heard? If you have children, you know what I’m talking about. Well if your kid isn’t going to listen, at least you can rely on your faithful computer to do as you say. At least if you’ve got the truly...
Unraveling the new New York Times online subscription fees

Unraveling the new New York Times online subscription fees

If you’ve been anywhere online in the last 24 hours, you’ve probably heard that the New York Times is going to begin charging a fee as of March 28. Interesting–thought not necessarily bad–news for those of us who rely on the Paper of Record for...
AT&T and Verizon customers can call or text Japan for free

AT&T and Verizon customers can call or text Japan for free

We’re continuing to keep a close eye on the news emerging from Japan in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, so we were touched to see this announcement from Verizon. Through April 10, Verizon wireless and residential customers can...
Protect that precious new iPad or tech gadget with a great warranty

Protect that precious new iPad or tech gadget with a great warranty

Fellow iPad enthusiasts rejoice! This weekend is the official retail release of the iPad 2, prompting hoards of tech enthusiasts and Apple fans to whip out their wallets and shell out some serious cash for this beautiful piece of gadgetry. This is a big investment and...
Free streaming movies from Amazon. Second only to free ice cream.

Free streaming movies from Amazon. Second only to free ice cream.

This is Oscar day. In other words, the day parents everywhere realize they have seen pretty much none of the movies nominated and vow to do better next year. Just in time, Amazon announced an awesome new offer for free video streaming, available to all Amazon Prime...
Piquing Our Geek: Amazon’s bad gift exchange system

Piquing Our Geek: Amazon’s bad gift exchange system

This morning we read about the new bad gift exchange system patented by Amazon, and we had to ask ourselves: Best idea ever? Or the end of graciousness as we know it?CNN described it as “the nuclear option for gifts” – a kind of system that would...
Reduce, reuse, resell your old cell phones with ReCellular

Reduce, reuse, resell your old cell phones with ReCellular

I have always been a gadget girl. When I got my Motorola Razr more than a decade ago, the “it” phone of the early 2000s mind you, I thought I was pretty hot stuff. But as with everything else, technology advances, and the once cutting-edge Razr is now the...

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