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The Missed Call: The Decade’s Zeitgeist?

By Jeremy Wagstaff (this is a longer version of an upcoming syndicated column.) When people look back at the last decade for a technology zeitgeist they may choose SMS, or the iPod, or maybe even Facebook. Me? I’d choose the … Continue reading

10. November 2010 by jeremy
Categories: Digitial Divide, Innovation, Low tech, Networks, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 comments

Driver Phishing II, Or Who Is Trentin Lagrange?

I’m fully awake now, and doing some digging on who is behind the Driver Robot “driver phish.” The digging has introduced me to a whole level to the software scam industry. The company that sells it is Victoria, BC, Canada-based … Continue reading

20. October 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Scams, Software, apps | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 comments

Driver Phishing

Maybe because it’s early in the morning, but I fell for this little scam pretty easily. I’m going to call it “driver phishing” because it has all the hallmarks of a phishing attack, although it’s probably legal. I’m looking for … Continue reading

20. October 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Scams, Software, apps | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 comments

The Traffic Light Scam

If true, this is a scam that is going to fuel the conspiracy theories of every driver who feels they were fined unfairly for crossing a red light. Police in Italy have arrested the inventor of a smart traffic light … Continue reading

01. February 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Scams | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

links for 2008-09-11

Welcome to Avego Avego.com is where travelers cooperate to make the whole transport system more efficient, saving us all money, wasted time and reducing pollution. A 5-seat car traveling with only a driver is inherently inefficient, and yet 85% of … Continue reading

12. September 2008 by jeremy
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Bye Bye, Laptop?

The day seems to be getting closer when we can do something that would seem to be pretty obvious: access our pocket-sized smartphone via a bigger screen, keyboard and a mouse. Celio Corp says it’s close. Celio Corp have two … Continue reading

22. January 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Bluetooth, Devices, Email, Interfaces, Internet life, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

“It Says Take a Left Up This Impassable Mountain Track”

  photo from Reuters Apparently technology is making us so dumb we need signs to jolt us back to common sense. Reuters reports that Britain has started trials of special road signs warning “drivers about the dangers of trusting their … Continue reading

29. August 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Non-tech, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Revenge of the Bollards

Is it a design fault, or is there some malice afoot in the Bollards War? The UK city of Manchester has introduced something called ‘retractable bollards’ (non UK folk may call them posts) that sink into the ground when an approved … Continue reading

01. December 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Design | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

How To Fix A Broken Installation File

This is another public service announcement of interest only to a few people, but if you experience a problem under Win2K/WinXP installing a driver, with the folllowing error message: The required section was not found in the INF this might … Continue reading

20. July 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Resources | Tags: , , , , | 51 comments

Hotel Complaints, Blackmail and Bribery

Why is it that big chains in the service industry assume that when you write to them complaining about something that you’re just out for a freebie? The thinking seems to go: this person is trying to blackmail us. So … Continue reading

16. February 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Media, Non-tech, Rants | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

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