Apple Madness.

I stopped by the new Apple Store in San Francisco yesterday afternoon, its opening day. Total madness: The place was packed with people, every single product on display had someone playing with it, plus two or three people waiting in line to take a look, and lots of folks were just milling around. Some nice […]

Apple Madness.

Mobile PC on CNN Live.

I’ll be appearing on CNN Live this coming Saturday, 2/28, at around 4:30pm Eastern / 1:30pm Pacific. Tune in and check out some of the coolest new portable gadgets from the Mobile PC labs: a Microsoft SPOT watch, a couple of cutting-edge handhelds, and a superlight Sony Vaio, and more. Plus yours truly, live via […]

Mobile PC on CNN Live.

Inside Windows.

I don’t know why I find this so fascinating, but I do. This page shows the results of running grep (a Unix search function) on the Windows 2000 source code. It’s like peeking inside the sausage factory: you get to see the workers chopping meat, spitting, swearing, mixing bugs into the meal, and not cleaning […]

Inside Windows.

Email to SMS.

This is handy: Teleflip lets you send email to any SMS-enabled mobile phone without knowing anything but the phone number: (your number here)@teleflip.com. The alternative is to first figure out the phone’s email address.

Email to SMS.

Cynical Sony.

Sony’s NetMD minidisc players require a piece of software called OpenMG before you can transfer MP3 files to them. Despite the “open” name, it’s far from open in any sense of the word. The software isn’t available for download anywhere. It’s got a draconian digital rights management scheme built into it. And Sony has aggressively […]

Cynical Sony.

Duck, duck, goose!

“You don’t need to be cramming food down Donald Duck’s throat to have foie gras,” says California state senator John Burton. Right he is– foie gras is traditionally made from goose livers. The Chron seems equally ignorant: Foie gras flap spreads — bill would ban duck dish

Duck, duck, goose!