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Droid X's Wi-Fi hot spot: Boon and bane

Motorola and Verizon, along with Texas Instruments, have achieved a remarkable level of feature integration with their built-in Wi-Fi hot spot. But there's a trade-off.

By July 17, 2010


Twitter kills wildly unpopular QuickBar

The iPhone app feature was the bane of many influential Twitter users, who said it was annoying and irrelevant.

By March 31, 2011


Google News turns 8 amid news industry in flux

A boon and a bane to news sites and bloggers, the heavily trafficked news aggregator is drawing readers but needs to adapt with a quickly changing industry.

By September 22, 2010


Annoying World Cup horn comes to iPhone

The vuvuzela, the bane of World Cup watchers everywhere, is of course also available as an app for the iPhone.

By June 14, 2010


Ep. 1126: Where we've got a Batman hangover

We're finally ready to devote an entire episode to The Dark Knight Rises and Nolan's entire Batman trilogy...spoilers included. Jeff Sussman from The BatSignal Podcast joins us to discuss the ending of the film and the Easter Eggs for diehard Batfans, the evolution of the costume, Nolan's subtle homage to the comics, and how exactly Bane manages to eat while wearing that mask.

By September 7, 2012


Cloud computing and the big rethink: Part 2

If operating systems were originally designed to be applicable across the widest variety of hardware, and VMs are designed as containers for them, is the homogeneity of cloud infrastructure the VM's bane?

By October 1, 2009


Ep. 67: Elective bear mauling

Tablets are done. The future is tables. Unfortunately, it's the same future where giant teddy bears punch you in your sleep and adorable pugs are transformed into bloodthirsty monsters. This week, Bonnie Cha joins Donald and Eric to talk all about this topsy-turvy dystopia and provides the invaluable function of translating Eric's obscure '80s film references for the rest of us. In Geek News, Eric channels the dark heart of Bane.

By November 22, 2011


Keep fingers out of condiments

Little fingers are a constant bane of the pickle jar. But with the FridgeFork Condiment Fork, you can eliminate an excuse for fishing pickles out without a fork.

By January 5, 2009


EU looks to ditch roaming fees in 2015, report says

Documents filed by the European Union say that lawmakers would make it illegal for telcos to charge customers to use their devices while roaming in member countries.

By February 24, 2014


Smart high-beam headlights won't blind oncoming drivers

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon created an experimental headlight that tracks other vehicles and blanks out the bits of light that would normally blind them in traffic.

By September 9, 2014