It is spring and a time to swap for a new car

Got bored with old car. So I just went to a dealer and bought new one. Well I had to wait for 2 months before it was shipped here. It is filled with latest technology and gear. Actually, it is so connected to my smartphones that I think it is more like an accessory to … Continue reading

Ice Cream Sandwich melts in summer heat

I just recently updated Samsung Galaxy S II with official release of Ice Cream Sandwich. Unfortunately, I am not completely satisfied with it. Main reason is that it sucks the battery like a thirsty man during summer heat. Ooops, and the bottle is empty before you even understand what happened. Previously, Galaxy S II needed … Continue reading

Oh Gee – iPad 4G is 3G

Anticipation was somewhere in stratosphere when new iPad was launched couple of weeks ago. And eventually it was released on other continents, too. Although the new super high-resolution retina display got most of the attention, one of the interesting features in new iPad was 4G data transfer. Unfortunately, technological terminology is not similar on different … Continue reading

Do Apple users have relationship with their devices?

I just read an article where former Apple employee Bob Borchers tells about processes involved in developing the iPhone. Nothing new in itself except one line raised my attention. It described how company focused on fundamentals and especially “making people focus on the relationship they have with their devices”. Okay, so iPhone users have a … Continue reading

Smartphones and extreme cold – Samsung Galaxy S II wins!

Depending on where you live, you may be interested on how well your phone functions in extreme temperatures – especially in extreme cold. Last winter there were some news and discussions on cases in Norway where iPhones broke or stopped functions when temperature dropped below zero (0°C). Just recently a Finnish computer magazine MikroPC (www.mikropc.net) … Continue reading

Digital maintenance

About a month ago I purchased a 10″ Samsung Galaxy Tab with 3G data plan for my janitor, so that he can collect the consumption data of e.g. electricity and water directly into digital forms. It also helps on keeping records of all kinds of fixes done in any apartment and building, task lists of … Continue reading

FXI Cotton Candy – Android in USB Stick

FXI, a Norwegian company is issuing an USB stick sized minicomputer called Cotton Candy, which has Android and Ubuntu installed in it. Allow me to make this very clear – it is NOT an ordinary USB memory stick with a live disc image. This stick has CPU and GPU built in. WiFi, Bluetooth, microSD slot, … Continue reading

New competitor on the block, Zypr vs Siri

Pioneer Announces Availability of Zypr, a voice command application like Siri http://www.zypr.net/pioneer-announces-availability-of-zypr-2/

Have an Android or Linux on your wrist

For several times I have posted about wristwatches, that connect to your smartphone with Bluetooth technology. They are quite handy things, since you can check your email or see who is calling without digging out the phone from your pocket. Believe me, it is very practical in many situations and also very discreet. But these … Continue reading

Evolution of user interface and how our life depends on this

Just when we thought that touchscreen is a pinnacle of user interface technology, there are already new technologies emerging and taking its place as a preferred way to interact with computers and other electronic equipment. Actually, we can trace back this to video game consoles like Nintendo Wii. It was a first widely spread device … Continue reading

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