• Google Talk does on-the-fly translations

    A couple years ago, I became a member of a crowdsourcing outfit called Cambrian House just as it was getting started. The premise of the site is basically that you submit an idea for some sort of web-based service and then other members of the site vote on your idea. The best ideas get funded and then you can work on certain projects and gain a percentage of whatever profit the idea makes based… Read More

  • Yet another claim that e-mail is dead

    “E-mail is so dead,” said the Slate writer, “that I have to tell the world how old I feel.” Seemingly every other day, we read studies suggesting that e-mail is dying, not with a bang, but with a whimper. Kids have all but abandoned it, preferring IM and Facebook and txt messaging. So it goes, why wait minutes for a reply when I can send a txt to, say, John, and get a… Read More

  • Text While Driving In NJ, Receive A Fine

    New Jersey is already corrupt enough. I grew up there and truth be told, some of the laws the state has are ridiculous. A few years ago, a law was passed that allows police to pull you over and fine you just for talking on a cellphone. Now Corzine & Co. are kicking it up a notch by proposing a law that would allow police to pull you over and fine you for texting. The fine would be between… Read More

  • T-Mobile to Unveil the Sidekick ID: Slimmed Down SK3

    Over the past few months, rumors of a “Sidekick 2.5” were flying about. I took notice and after a few weeks, checked with some of my sources to confirm. Sure enough, a “Sidekick 2.5” was in the works as a trimmed-down alternative to the Sidekick 3. Today I was leaked a picture of the device, which you see above in a color pattern known as “ugly”. Though… Read More

  • The Ogo Lives On!

    If you were to ask me what a 7-11 and a failed communication device have in common, I’d say the Ogo from back in the day. Though it never quite caught on here, the Ogo lives on in the palms of our brothers across the Atlantic. IXI Mobile has launched the Ogo 2.0, which is pretty much the old one with a better display and re-done interface. It also has stereo speakers for…some… Read More