I had a chance to speak with Michael Kelly, the co-founder of Rippol.com – a video suggestion engine in the form of an online community. Rippol allows people to suggest, find and ultimately discover and watch videos in whatever genre they choose. Rippol is in beta stage, but Kelly wanted to show us the Web-based app (which also has a mobile version for the iPad and iPhone) and we put it through its paces.
Author: Jeff Cutler
At this annual event – as you saw in my recent show overview – I was bombarded by vendors at every turn and played with more gadgets than I’ve ever seen in my life. I also went to a few special events. These events were designated PRESS-ONLY and therefore contained some items regular attendees might not have seen.
There’s no better way to overload your brain and body than by spending a week in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The event brings together thousands of vendors, tens of thousands of visitors and millions of feet of exhibition space in the most imaginary of locales.
Is recordable media dead? If you’re in the technology fishbowl you might be fond of relying on the cloud or on sneaker net with USB and other flash drives, but for the vast majority of movie watchers and music listeners, there’s still a reason to have a DVD or CD burner. If you’ve got a […]
[This Review was edited with new device information on 10/20/09. Edits in Italic below] How often have you sat at a conference table struggling for control of a power strip designed to juice up devices for everyone around you? There are always too few outlets, too many people and too much embarrassment in monopolizing one […]
The thumbnail-sized microSD card always strikes me as a recipe for lost data. A breeze, a bump on the train, a fumble when loading could all result in that micro flash card disappearing forever. So when I got the ABBA Gold player pack from SanDisk (or should I say Sansa), I was worried that if […]
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how cool it is to have dependable storage for everything from contact lists to music files to photographs. In that post I think I also mentioned that a longer review was on its way. This is that longer review. Once you get it out of its package, the […]
When you hear the name Lojack, you immediately think of the car theft tracing service. Essentially, a small GPS tracking unit is placed in your car or motorcycle. When your vehicle is stolen, the police can activate the GPS and track down the theft. Lojack purports to alleviate damage to your car because the police […]
In March I hopped in a car with three other guys to drive from Detroit to Austin ending up at South by Southwest (SXSW). We were documenting the journey and collecting content along the way. Well, the trip’s been over for a few months, but I wanted to share with you a few of the […]
Scratches, cracked screens and other damage plagues most mobile devices. No matter what you do to protect your phone, Blackberry, iPod or iPhone, it’s going to end up with gouges, dings and dents. That’s where OtterBox products come in. With a line of cases for the latest mobile and smartphones, the company has carved out […]
Sharing photos is something we’re all doing with regularity these days. We whip out our digital camera, iPod or even a digital photo keychain to share shots we’ve taken of everything from dolphins to dog drool. But what do you do if you want to share these photos in your home? Corner your guests and […]
If you work with digital content – be they photos, music or even documents – you’re going to need a storage solution. CDs and DVDs have a limited shelf life and are unwieldy if the data you’re storing is larger than 4GB. That’s where portable hard drives come in. External drives, at least those that […]
Aside from the drool-worthy netbooks at CES in early January, I was astounded by the technology advances in portable projectors. Specifically, pocket-sized projectors made for sharing business presentations, home movies or entertainment, and for mirroring your laptop screen pretty much anywhere you choose. One such projector, the 3M Micro Professional Projector – model MPro110, has […]
It’s the middle of January and the items cluttering up every flat surface in my office are business cards. After attending no fewer than three trade shows and about two-dozen Tweet-ups this fall, I’ve created stacks of information that are a pain to manage but have too much value to recycle. Enter the Neat Company’s […]
Like tech reporter Michael Kwan, I spent four+ crazy days on the show floor at CES in Las Vegas as vendors got their game on. I kicked tires – literally – where companies were featuring automotive tech, and I took a ride in an Indy Car simulator. Tech from this simulator is being used by […]
Clarity Communication Systems is breaking into Nextel’s walkie-talkie stranglehold with its inTouch Push-to-Talk solution. The technology combines a portable handset client with VoIP and SIP to deliver push-to-talk capability on standard CDMA wireless phones. According to Clarity’s literature, the solution is being marketed to both businesses and individuals and can be used across disparate wireless […]
Smart phones. The phrase evokes both sneers and smiles from the technocrats among us. The beauty of a device that does everything in one hand-held package is that it simplifies your life. The possible detriment is that it doesn’t do everything as well as the individual dedicated devices. Well, you’ve heard those comments before…let’s see […]
Since the first Palm Pilot came out, I’ve been drooling over ways to take all my information with me and be able to connect to other people via the same device. No, the first Palms and other PDAs were woefully deficient in their ability to keep me in touch. But then came the BlackBerry. Let’s […]
Likely a developmental offshoot of Apple’s iPod Shuffle and the other flash-memory music drives now available, the S4 Styles Co. MMR1 is a minimalist approach to enjoying your music practically anywhere. When I first saw the futuristic curve of the integrated headband, I thought of Jordi on Star Trek’s The Next Generation series. But don’t […]