If you’re a power podcast user like me, you’ve probably found that iTunes doesn’t have the feature set you’re looking for in a podcatching client. That’s why I was thrilled to discover that myPodder, the client that goes with the online site Podcast Ready, now supports iPods. I was less than excited, though, when I … Continue reading Automating Podcasts using myPodder on an iPod
I haven’t written about RFID chips in some time, but the tiny chips are back in the news. The US government has started issuing passports including RFID technology which stores identifying information, while Dutch researchers have created a proof of concept RFID virus. Nice combination, wouldn’t you say?
It’s V Day and, more importantly, my birthday, so here’s a slightly self indulgent rant about a topic that’s has been needling me for awhile now. Today, I read an article from the Tyee about geek chic, and why geeks are supposedly hot properties on the dating scene. I knew it was going to be … Continue reading There’s no such thing as a girl geek
Business 2.0 has a cute future history of Google, with four potential scenarios that could come to pass for the advertising/search giant, titled Google is the Media, Google is the Internet, Google is Dead and Google is God. Of all the possibilities, I think “Google is the Internet” is the least likely, and “Google is … Continue reading The Google Future
Here’s the list of technologies I want in my grubby paws by this time next year. My kingdom for a fab lab… iPod voice recorder → The new iPods already include pretty robust recording capabilities – there’s just no hardware solution to access them. I want this fixed. Programmable clothing → I want clothes that … Continue reading Tech for 2006 (me)
Las Vegas – the land without time. It’s a glimpse of our past, but with 24 hour baccarat. The Golden Hammer: Tech Watch is a proud member of Techpodcasts.com – if it’s tech, it’s here. Click here to listen or download, or subscribe to the feed by using one of the links in the sidebar … Continue reading Viva Las Vegas
Do police need additional powers to combat crime on the internet? If so, does Canada’s proposed legislation, bill C74, the Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act, meet those needs. This week’s techwatch critically analyses bill c74 and the expansion of police powers to address internet crime. Guest Podcast by Steven Ensslen The Golden Hammer: Tech Watch … Continue reading C74, the Modernization of Investigative Techniques act
According to an article in nature.com, scientists from the University of Nebraska have created a humidity sensor that uses silicon chips fused with live bacteria. While this seems in many ways to be a proof-of-concept invention, the resulting sensor is apparently several times more sensitive than previous all-mechanical devices.
As products to make our lives easier get more complex, customer service becomes more important than any other aspect of the technology experience. From good information on the packaging to a decent corporate website, to the folks on the front lines of the call centres, the quality of service is becoming more important than the … Continue reading The key to good technology – it’s people!