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Tech

Is it better to rent or buy your modem?

by Joel on September 14, 2010

A lot of cable internet providers give you the option of renting a modem from them for 5 bucks a month or buying it outright for $30 – $50. Buying it is cheaper than renting it for a year but you have to pay for the equipment up front. Some DSL providers have similar options. […]

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In the world of advertising, mobile ads are the new¬†frontier. Advertising on smartphones is predicted to explode in the next few years. Google bought AdMob to get a jump on the mobile ad space. Apple has introduced iAd and apparently forbidden Google’s ads on the iPhone, prompting an FTC investigation. Even Microsoft is taking steps […]

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Dear Pandora, It’s over between us

by Joel on May 24, 2010

Update: It seems I wasn’t the only one disturbed by Pandora’s lack of privacy. According to Wired, Pandora no gives users the option to opt out. I’m still not going back. Dear¬†Pandora, It’s over between us. My sudden change of heart may come as a shock but there’s a good reason for it. It’s not […]

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I keep my brain in my pocket

by Joel on May 10, 2010

Owning a so-called smartphone has changed my life, or at least how I live my life. The ironic thing is that being literally attached at the hip to my Android device allows me to go outside, to enjoy time away from the computer and online world without being completely cut off from the technology that allows me to make a living.

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Have your QR code and eat it, too

by Joel on April 4, 2010

I really like QR codes. These 2D bar codes can hold all kinds of information from URLs to contact information to calendar events, in a compact little square of black and white. Also, because they aren’t widely used (yet), they are kind of like secret codes that only those in the know can decipher, while […]

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