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RedMere to Announce Single Cable HDMI Solution for Apple Products

This article was first published as  RedMere to Announce Single Cable HDMI Solution for Apple Products on Blogcritics…

RedMere, a pioneer in smart active cable technology for HDMI, will announce Monday a new, single–cable solution for mirroring the iPad 2 and iPhone 4’s display to an HDTV. The new connection products will be available to US consumers this summer through RedMere’s ecosystem of brand name marketing and technology partners. Read more…

Product Review: Dane-Elec my-Ditto NAS

This article was first published as, strangely enough,  Product Review: Dane-Elec myDitto NAS on Blogcritics…

There’s a lot of noise these days around “cloud computing.” It seems like every company even vaguely related to computers has a cloud–something so, how about having your own personal cloud? Dane-Elec’s my-Ditto is a Network–Attached Storage product, a NAS, which provide a personalized version of what marketeers call Cloud Storage. Read more…

Thoughts on TEDxPresidio 2011

This article was first published as, strangely enough,  Thoughts on TEDxPresidio 2011 on Blogcritics…

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending TEDxPresidio. It was the first Presidio version of their ever expanding family of independent events. TED, the brand, is known for the high quality of their invited speakers and their ability to capture your imagination, inspiring you to learn and do more. TEDx is a franchise of that brand, with local folks licensing the name and methods and adapting an event to the local terrain.

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Product Review: Tetrax Handheld Electronics Mounting System

This article was first published as Hardware Review: Tetrax Handheld Electronics Mounting System on Blogcritics…

When you think of industrial design, Italy and a sleek modern aesthetic often comes to mind. Walmec S.p.A., in the Sarano suburb of Conegliano, is better known for their spray gun technology than mobile platform widgets. That hasn’t stopped then from leveraging their manufacturing expertise and a good bit of clever design sense to create an innovative mounting system for mobile devices. Here in the US, the Walcom division handles the five members of their Tetrax line, all designed to secure mobile handhelds in a variety of environments. Read more…

MacWorld Expo 2011

This article was first published as MacWorld Expo Gadgetfest 2011 on Blogcritics…

This year’s show was a clean break from the past, with plenty of kewel stuff to noodle with, lots of knowledge to be absorbed, and lots of old friends to meet and greet.

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Microphone Review: Blue’s Mikey 2G

This article was first published as Hardware Review: Blue Microphones’ Mikey 2G on Blogcritics…

Less than half the size of my iPod Touch, the Mikey 2G is an external coincident stereo microphone for most iPods. Mikey 2G is designed for musicians, cub reporters, students and anyone who needs to capture high quality audio on the spot with their iPod.

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Earphone Review: Sennheiser’s IE7 & Klipsch’s X10i

Article first published as Product Review: Sennheiser’s IE 7 and Klipsch’s X10i in–ear phones on Blogcritics…

A Tale of Two Buds

History Lesson

Since 1979, we’ve had a problem. Back then, Sony debuted a bulky but wonderful new widget called the Walkman. Folks everywhere slowly latched onto the product, which cut the cord between them and their “stereos.” Nowadays, most of us own an iSomething…In my case, it’s three iPods of various vintages. The Walkman not only made our audio portable but it introduced an ever larger population of consumers to the beauty, or bane, of daily headphone use. The walkcreature phenom also created the ear bud, a hideous invention that should be banned from any discussion of high fidelity music.

To Tune or Not to Tune

This article was first published as Mobile DTV Standards: To Tune or Not to Tune on Blogcritics…

Just when we thought it was safe to surf our new digital televisions (DTVs), another, more subtle wave is washing over the shores of consumer electronics (CE). That wave is the new ATSC M/H mobile/handheld standard, dubbed A/153 by propellor heads. In the past, when analog TV still worked, you could purchase cheap, nasty little TVs the size of a paperback book. They had very low rez displays, barely functional tuners and, the worse sound imaginable. Did I mention they were cheap?

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To All Bitstream Fansentients

As you can tell by now, I’ve either been quite busy or incapacitated. Thank goodness, it’s the former… Read more…

Intel Core Family Hews To Dev Roadmap

In keeping with their announcements at the most recent Intel Developer Forum (IDF), late last week Intel announced the latest round of updates to their Core processor family. Arguably the most significant change to the new Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors is the 32 nanometer fabrication process used to manufacture them. Read more…

eReaders…An Overview

For those of us who love to curl up with a good book, there’s nothing quite like the experience of immersing yourself in the written word. OK, you know where this is headed so I won’t go all nostalgic on you. Suffice it to say that the look and feel, smell and heft of a pile of paper, bound up in leather or cloth, can be a thing of beauty. So, if a “real” book is so great, what does that make a tarted up handheld computer? Just a pile of plastic and bits of silicon? Not quite. Read more…

Amazon CloudFront CDN Service Announced

Amazon, a pioneer in virtual storefront technology and electronic commerce services, today announced Amazon CloudFront, a web service for content delivery. Read more…