Category: New Products

  • Is Google Trying To Take Over the Travel Industry?

    Is Google Trying To Take Over the Travel Industry?

    Google is quickly developing products for presence in the Travel space, and with their existing scope and technology resources, I can see them making a significant impact if they want, giving emerging startups like BonVoyaging stiff competition. Here’s my rundown of some recent Google Travel projects… Top five travel items that make me think Google…

  • How To Keep Your Bitcoins Safe As It Goes Mainstream

    How To Keep Your Bitcoins Safe As It Goes Mainstream

    When Bitcoin starts being accepted at major real world brick and mortar stores, how are you going to ensure that your Bitcoins stay safe? Bitcoin is not like a physical currency – it exists only in the digital world, and your ownership of your digital store of Bitcoins is dependent on you keeping, and keeping…

  • Coin, The Electronic Credit Card Will Be Great, V2 Even Better

    Coin, The Electronic Credit Card Will Be Great, V2 Even Better

    Coin is going to be incredibly cool when it launches. An electronic credit card that stores all of your credit cards, and let’s you swipe any card just like normal. It’s not pushing the actual physics of credit transactions in a new direction, but rather giving consumers a tool to keep using existing card-swiping transaction…

  • My New Favorite Shopping Site: The Wirecutter

    My New Favorite Shopping Site: The Wirecutter

    No researching, no clicking all over the web collecing opinions – just The Wirecutter. This is by far my favorite new tech review site, because it doesn’t give options. You want the best bluetooth speaker? Here you go. It’s this one, not any others. Job, done. The Wirecutter.

  • Barcode vs NFC Payments on iOS6 and iPhone5 – Why Barcodes Are Better

    Barcode vs NFC Payments on iOS6 and iPhone5 – Why Barcodes Are Better

    With Apple’s eminent announcement of iOS 6 today, mobile payments will get yet another major boost. Now my barcode-scan based payment scheme won’t be restricted to only the beloved Starbucks app, but will open up to lots of other applications too. A few thoughts on Barcode Scan Payments vs NFC Payments. Certainly not fully fleshed…

  • What Youll Be Able To Do With The Next iPhones New NFC Antenna

    What Youll Be Able To Do With The Next iPhones New NFC Antenna

    Very interesting roundup of all of the uses for the new iPhones NFC Antenna. If Apple does in fact include an NFC antenna in the new iPhone, and if implimented correctly, the implications are quite exciting.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KY8H61TKDUE Word just leaked that the next generation of iPhones will come with a special kind of antenna, designed…

  • Mens Personal Stylist Clothing Subscription :: Bombfell

    Mens Personal Stylist Clothing Subscription :: Bombfell

    Given that I buy new clothes maybe once or twice a year, mens clothing subscription service Bombfell sounds like a nifty concept.. Bombfell is a monthly subscription for clothes. Join now to get clothes picked just for you by a stylist, so you can spend your time doing awesome guy stuff. Bombfell Mens Personal Stylist…

  • Why Nike+ Still Sucks

    Why Nike+ Still Sucks

    At long last, Nike has updated their Nike+ site. Finally a bit more usability and customization, with the ability to name my runs, include what shoe I was wearing, etc. It’s still not as robust as it should be, but a nice update. Notable Improvements: Custom workout names Shoe/equipment naming Tighter social integration, with automatic…

  • Launching an iPhone App? Create A Quick Landing Page with ooomf

    Launching an iPhone App? Create A Quick Landing Page with ooomf

    Ooomf helps you create a quick and simple email signup page to promote your iPhone App. Simple as that, no frills. Sign up, upload a few images, and you’re up and running in no time. Love it. However, it looks like they may now be moving in a different direction.. we’ll be standing by for…

  • Kickstarter of the Week: Genie turns any camera into a world-class time lapse rig

    Kickstarter of the Week: Genie turns any camera into a world-class time lapse rig

    Looks awesome! A simple accessory allows endless possibilities of motion control photography. Would love to take this out on my next northern or southern latitude road trip… The Genie. Let’s fund this and make it happen! The Genie is an all-in-one device used to combine image capture with motion control, capable of either panning or…

  • I Just Licensed a Photo of the Foursquare Team on Teleportd

    This week, shortly after taking and tweeting a picture of the production of a Foursquare video shoot, a team member from startum Teleportd reached out to me to license my photo, for further distribution. By following the link, I was presented with a mobile optimized, very simple workflow that allowed me to specify the rights…

  • Apps From SXSW So Far

    Apps From SXSW So Far

    Every year at South By Southwest, hundreds of new mobile apps are launched. Some succeed, some fail. Here’s apps I’ve heard about so far… Clik – “Clik is the amazing YouTube remote that allows you to walk up to any screen with a browser, point your phone at it, and instantly take control. It’s a…

  • Delta + Amazon = Free In-Flight Shopping and Zero Productivity

    Delta + Amazon = Free In-Flight Shopping and Zero Productivity

    Great, now I’m going to come off my next Delta flight both behind on work AND broke. Luckily I won’t pay for shipping thanks to my Amazon Prime Account. Delta and Gogo Wireless will now offer free access to Amazon Shopping while in the air. From the press release: ATLANTA, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —…

  • Smartphone Walkie Talkie App Voxer Gets Reviewed on CNN

    Smartphone Walkie Talkie App Voxer Gets Reviewed on CNN

    Over the past few years I’ve been a user of iOS app Voxer. CEO Tom Katis is a friend of mine, and I’ve had a great time using the app through it’s successive generations and revisions. Lately, Voxer has been accelerating in its reach, and is now hitting the prime time, moving up the Apple…

  • Crashplan Online Backup LOST MY ENTIRE BACKUP ARCHIVE

    Crashplan Online Backup LOST MY ENTIRE BACKUP ARCHIVE

    After almost an entire week of not being able to backup to Crashplan because of “archive maintenance” on their part, I was informed today that instead of merely maintaining my backup archive, Crashplan LOST THE ENTIRE THING. That’s right, Crashplan lost all of my data, unrecoverably. It’s gone – my entire online backup archive of…

  • Telluride Blitz: In Pummelvision

    Making waves this week is a new photo slideshow tool called Pummelvision. The simple tools automatically turns photos from a Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Dropbox, or Tumblr photo feed into a catchy music video slideshow, and uploads it for you to Vimeo or YouTube. The tool is still a bit rough, with very limited options, but…

  • Switching from Backblaze to Crashplan: iOS Mobile App Seals The Deal

    Switching from Backblaze to Crashplan: iOS Mobile App Seals The Deal

    ** Hello! If you’re finding this page in your research of Crashplan Vs Backblaze, or Crashplan Vs Mozy, or any other services, please be sure to read my ongoing saga with Crashplan losing my entire backup archive. Cheers! ** CrashPlan’s recent release of an iOS app solidifies my switch from Backblaze to Crashplan. Now, I…

  • Get Ready to Party Like a Culinista

    Get Ready to Party Like a Culinista

    My sister Jill’s latest cookbook, Party Like A Culinista is now officially out, and available on Amazon. From the site: Party Like a Culinista is your guide to throwing parties that balance health, fun, and mouthwatering dishes. The Culinista way to party means letting loose in the kitchen with unforgettable recipes that will wow your…

  • Occipital’s 360 Panorama iOS App

    Occipital’s 360 Panorama iOS App

    Lately I’ve been steadily using, and loving Occipital’s 360 Panorama iOS App, which I use on my iPhone 4. During the last few years, I’ve used a couple of different panorama and photo stitching apps including the excellent AutoStitch, and this one is by far the best so far. The trick to its success is…