Tag Archives: Product Release

The Big Boys’ Mea Culpas

By | June 30, 2011

I find it interesting that companies can get things so wrong. News Corp just sold off Myspace for a fraction of its original price today, effectively admitting it didn’t get social media. Microsoft famously came late to the table with the Internet, and then has been late to more or less every party since. It’s now come out… Read More »

Vista: Preloaded With Gunk

By | April 7, 2007

My colleague Walt Mossberg writes a scathing piece about preloaded Vista machines; definitely worth a read. I’m trying installing Vista on a virgin machine, and the experience isn’t much better so far. clipped from ptech.wsj.com I have set up many computers over the years, so I wasn’t shocked that the out-of-box experience was less than ideal. Still, I… Read More »

Loose Bits, Nov 28 2006

By | November 29, 2006

From my PR intray, some surprisingly interesting little odds and ends: LocalCooling is a 100% Free power management tool from Uniblue Labs that allows users to optimize their energy savings in minutes and as a result reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions. The software “automatically optimizes your PC’s power consumption by using a more effective power save mode. You will… Read More »

A Communicator Killer?

By | August 18, 2006

I tend to think of the Nokia Communicator (aka The Brick) as a somewhat retrograde device, popular to folk who haven’t quite caught up with the shape of things to come (aka The Smartphone). But Indonesians and Germans don’t agree (link to a podcast I did on the subject for the BBC), using the Communicator in such large… Read More »

Why It’s Called a USB Drive

By | September 18, 2005

The USB is finding its way into your car. CNN.com/AP reports of two new USB connections in cars: Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest automaker, is … making the USB connection an option on its Golf, Golf Plus and Touran models in December and on remaining models next year. Just plug your device into a built-in console in the center armrest.… Read More »