Grab the Tweezers

Hallo hoppy reader, This installment of the Bitstream is all about tiny…I’ve got two, two, woops, three tiny gadgets in one tiny blog. Specifically, pico projectors and gigabigga disk drives. Read on…

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ZigMe

Hey there, happy reader… This Bitstream installment is a result of the ZigBee® Alliance’s announced development of the ZigBee Green Power feature set to establish global, standards for self–powered devices operating through energy harvesting techniques. Think symbioses: a close association, usually a mutually beneficial relationship, between two dissimilar organisms. That about sez it all for me when […]

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TV Is (Really) Dead, Long Live DTV

Hallo hoppy reader, Back in April of last year, I blogged about the DTV transition and, since today is the Big Day, aka the Analog Cutoff, I thought I’d devote this Bitstream post to over–the–air reception, and some tips and tricks for better TV fun.

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The Batteries Are Low In My Newspaper

Hallo hoppy reader, Back in October of last year, I blogged about some interesting tech, including display tech. This past week, at a recent D7 Tech DEMO, Plastic Logic CEO Richard Archuleta demo’d his keyboard–free e–reader for the crowd.

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Clone Wars Redux

Hello happy reader, Back in Jun of 2008, I blogged a bit here in the Bitstream about nouveau Mac clones. Well, the WSJ just reported that “Maker of Mac Clones Files for Bankruptcy.”

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Ah, Which Bus Should I Take?

Hallo hoppy reader, Several times this month, I’ve been asked about USB, FireWire and which is “better” for audio. Because of the recent jive about Apple “dropping” FireWire to control costs on some of their consumer products, I cannah take it any longer and this Bitstream installment is a response.

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UWBfest

Hallo hoppy reader, Back in April of last year, I posted a Bitstream item about UWB. A UWB press release just came across my desk that I thought I’d share…The ZigBee Alliance and the RF4CE Consortium have agreed to standardize a spec for RF–based, specifically UWB, remote controls for consumer electronics. The main improvement would […]

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MacWorld 09 — Additional Stuff

Hello happy reader; Here at The Bitstream, it’s time for more stuff from MacWorld 2009 that I found interesting or useful…

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MacWorld 09 — A Particular View

Hello happy reader, This time around, I’m writing about some of the stuff I found interesting at the show; storage, IT infrastructure, tools to aid creatives, and just plain fun stuff. Here we go… First up, The Omni Group had current versions of their apps at show special prices. I use their OmniOutliner and OmniGraffle […]

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Santa Baby

Hello happy reader, Usually I stick to more buttoned down subjects but today, at the tail of the conspicuous consumption cycle and cusp of the new year, I wanted to let you know about an interesting gadget that will debut at the upcoming CES… South Korea’s LG Electronics Monday unveiled what it described as the world’s […]

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Today’s Monday…It Must Be Nehalem

Hello happy reader, Back in August, I wrote a bit about Intel’s IDF here at Moscone. There’s plenty of coverage out there about the then new Larrabee and Atom processors but, at Intel, nothing stands still for long. At the end of last month, the latest IDF in Taiwan played host to a demo of […]

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Tech o’ the Week

Hello happy reader, A couple of interesting bits about new consumer electronics crossed my desk this week.

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