Press Kits on Small CDs Must Die
One piece of dying tech that caught me by surprise with its presence at this year's CES show was the small CD press kit. You just lost 25% of your audience by putting your press kit on an unusable media format.
Bluetooth Based Advertising
If you happen to walk by with a Bluetooth enabled device, such as a cell phone, you're asked if you'd like to receive a message. It's not often that I find myself in a position of rooting against a technology, but this could be one of those situations.
CES 2008: R2D2 DLP Projector
In the Texas Instruments booth they were showing off this R2D2 projector. 1024x768, 1,500:1 contrast ratio and just under $3,000.
Las Vegas McCarran Airport Understands Business Travelers
And it probably costs them very little to do this since I get the impression that Verizon's helping front the costs. Las Vegas knows a lot about making money, and hosts more conventions than anywhere else on earth.
Live Chat at Its Worst
Clicking the live chat link brought up this screen, where I was told a "Specialist" would be with me shortly: I waited. Make sure your customer support incentives are aligned with your customer's needs to avoid situations like this.
Capital One Can't Read Its Own Emails
I was in an out a fraction of the time it would have taken me to get in touch with a human on the phone. So, I found the appropriate area of the site: And shot them a quick note.
Naymz: A Stalker Enabled Social Network
If the referring link showed something like a company's internal webmail, I could also infer that I was being talked about. And if that would kill Facebook, Naymz may be dead on arrival if they don't pull the plug on their stalking reporting.
Amazon RSS Wishlist Generator
With that in mind, I went digging for a solution and found a few options that were close to what I was looking for on Yahoo Pipes. There were solutions where entering your wishlist's ID was enough to generate a custom RSS feed for your wishlist items.
The revolution of live video - CamTwist Studio 1.7
The first revolution in live television came in 1956 when Ampex introduced the first practical videotape system for television. An entire market of low-end professionals and professional consumers (prosumers) was born from this innovation.
Keyspan Presentation Remote Pro Review
If forgetting to do that means ending up with a dead remote the next time you go to present, there could be problems. My friend Jeremy let me try out his Keyspan Presentation Remote this past week while we were speaking together.
The Value of Original Content
Both the left and right leaning blogs rely on mass media for original reporting to fuel their takes on the stories of the day. Presidential Watch 08 has a fascinating map that illustrates how online political sites interact with each other.
Why can't anyone get IMAP right?
Thunderbird is a good work in progress, assuming it will still move forward, but still nowhere near a good polished e-mail client. IMAP aims to fix this by keeping all messages not only on the server but also keeps the flags for each of these messages in sync.
Easily Accessible Power Outlets
Apparently, I've complained about restaurants not having adequate power outlets for long enough for people to take notice. This particular coffee shop provides free WiFi and runs power strips around the place, making power easy to find.
Google Maps Marks 1-Ways in Parking Lots
Navigating the University of Minnesota can be tricky for first-timers due to the name 1-way streets and intersections. Someone really needs to check Google Earth to see if they're doing level by level guidance for parking ramps.
Checking Email While on Vacation
Do you keep your ringer on for all-important calls while supposedly getting away from it all? Like many Americans, Kohler can't seem to get away from work while he's on vacation.