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etc. - a little of this, a little of that - by Oliver Del Signore

Archive for November 25th, 2011


Malls track shoppers’ cell phones on Black Friday and other tech news

Friday, November 25th, 2011

I remember when folks said technology would make our lives better. Seems to me, it’s just made our lives different, with lot less time to smell the roses.

What do you think?


Interesting stuff from the tech world:

Yet another reason I hate shopping.

Malls track shoppers’ cell phones on Black Friday

I don’t know what Steve Jobs had in mind, but I suspect that whatever hits the market next year will change the TV landscape.

Apple television expected in mid-2012 as competition is ‘scrambling’

I rarely log onto my personal Facebook page, but, along with the office staff, I do update the Backwoods Home page and have been annoyed by this. I agree with the author, it’s a bad idea.

How Facebook is ruining sharing

As I’ve often said, whenever government sticks its collective nose into anything, they make it worse and/or more expensive.

SOPA is a threat to American Internet leadership

I won’t be buying the first generation, but when they’ve enhanced it a bit, it would work great for me as a backup computer I can carry in my pocket.

USB Stick Contains Dual-Core Computer, Turns Any Screen Into an Android Station

We’re all still waiting for the millions of jobs all those stimulus trillions were supposed to create. Maybe this will help. Or not.

FCC Says Broadband Expansion Will Add Jobs

I own  a DumbPhone. All it does is make phone calls and I like it that way. I spend enough time trying to keep the bad guys our of my computers and the websites I manage. I have no desire to add my phone to the list.

McAfee: Nearly All New Mobile Malware In Q3 Targeted At Android Phones





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