New Smartphones

So… I’ve been using a Samsung Captivate for a couple years now. It’s the only Android phone that I’ve used to this point (my previous 2 phones were Windows Mobile), and I’ve been pretty happy with it. Especially once I dropped CyonogenMod 7 on it so I could actually use a bluetooth headset properly with […]

Deal Alert: Verizon Galaxy Nexus for $99

If I weren’t waiting on the Sprint version, I’d totally jump on this: Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

It’s new customers only, so if you’ve been waiting for a flagship phone to go on sale, this is it. Dual core 1.2ghz processor, 1080p camera, and a 4.65 inch screen. Totally hot.


Making a USB power cable for a Belkin F8Z492-P Bluetooth Music Receiver

UPDATE 7/1/2012: Several people have emailed in and said that instead of making a cable, you can use an iGO Charger A00 Tip with either the USB to iGo Charging Cable if you already have a spare usb power port or the Mobility iGo Auto Charger if you only need to power the receiver.


Freakin Finally

Logitech Revue got the 3.1 update

Well crap

My 5 year old SIM card just died, and the AT&T stores closed like an hour ago.

So me and my grandfathered unlimited data plan are going to try to get a new one tomorrow.

Finding 100% gasoline

As you know, my wife and I drive older cars. About a year ago, I had to have several hundred dollars of work done on mine to fix a seriously bad misfire problem. Rough idle is one thing, running rough at 70mph is an entirely different matter.

As it turned out, the ethanol blends I’d […]


Last night my Nexus One fell out of my pocket and onto the cement. It fell in such a way that the protective neoprene sleeve came off the phone and it slide about two feet across the concrete face down. The impact cracked the glass in the top left corner, but the screen is okay. […]

I’ll take “Things that sound like a terrible idea for $200, Alex”

Google Wallet

Let’s set aside the fact that the only way to get this is with a Citibank Mastercard credit card or Google Prepaid card, and that it only works with one phone on one carrier (Sprint Nexus S 4G).

Does anyone think this is a good idea? Right now there is a group […]

Thinking of getting a new Android device?

Wait. Just a little bit. That’s the advice I recently gave my brother-in-law and his wife. Both of them are rocking OG Droids and are looking to upgrade. They said that one of them could upgrade today, and the other could upgrade in January.

All indications are that the next version of Android–called Ice Cream […]

Revue Review

A few weeks ago I bought a Logitech Revue when the price dropped from $299 to $99.

Here are my thoughts on it after two weeks:


We don’t really watch a lot of live television, so a box that is most useful when you’re watching live TV doesn’t have a lot of value to […]