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  • The Reports Of Fire Phone’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

    The Reports Of Fire Phone’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

    The cynics among us believe that the Amazon Fire Phone is going to be a flop. As Matt Haughey shows us in the above image, a phone attached to a product finder sounds like a mercenary mess, aimed at improving Amazon’s life and not ours. Our own Darrell Etherington believes that the price is too high at $199 (and a wild $649 for an unlocked model). Instead, he believes that it should cost… Read More

  • Google's square barcode ad scheme: CueCat 2.0!

    Google's square barcode ad scheme: CueCat 2.0!

    I had seen mention of this odd plan by Google to show little barcodes in advertisements that were readable by cellphones and PCs. I was underwhelmed so I didn’t talk about it here but Joel Spolsky just pointed out that Google is essentially resurrecting the CueCat, one of the stupidest devices in all the land. The CueCat was a little barcode reader shaped like a cat. You connected it to… Read More