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16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link...

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Twitter Bots Need to be Stopped

I use Twitter a lot. I wanted to stay informed, especially from friends. I decided to port all direct messages to my cell phone. That way I didn’t have to install a Twitter client. At first that was great – I could respond to people I need to talk to. That has all changed with the Twitterbot. Now, if I “Follow” the wrong person, I get a direct message: Thanks for following me. I hope to talk to you, but in the meantime: here is a free gift hllp://i.am.spamming/you. I am not impressed – In fact, I am downright annoyed....

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Ticketed for Texting

A 14-year-old girl gets a $298.00 ticket and has her cellphone confistcated for texting in class. In other words, she has been charged with a crime. Read the full story here. There is, as any parent would know, much more to the story.

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LIVE Show – 12-15-08 – With Peter Radizeski and Jaki Levy

This week’s LIVE Show, we invite Peter Radizeski – http://www.rad-info.net/ and Jaki Levy- http://www.arrowrootmedia.com/. We talked about cell phones, the data on them, elections, Yahoo email, the Palm Nova and a whole lot more. About 10 minutes into the show, the ustream connection reset. Therefore the 1st video is introductions, while the 2nd video is the show.

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Week In Tech History – 11-24-08 – When Cell Batteries Attack

Brought to you by Gotomeeting. Go to Gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts for an Unlimited free trial. Last year we had one of the weirdest news stories come out. A man was thought to be killed by his LG phone battery when it exploded in his shirt pocket. There was a lot of controversy over this issue at the time – whether an item that is pretty volitile should be regulated and monitored more closely. It was then discovered…. well, you’ll have to listen to the Quickcast to find out what happened next. Also, Microsoft is first spoken of, Fortran 2003 is released, Ken...

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Watch Out for iPodestrians and iPodrivers.

This issue is really not a new one. Ever since the birth of a portable stereo headphone radio, there has been concern about them not being able to hear the oncoming car. But now it’s getting worse and more accidents are being caused because of “Podestrians” – those listening to their favorite song or show over a type of MP3 player. Swinton Insurance, an insurance company out of the UK just released new statistics that say more accidents are being caused by those who are not paying attention to the surroundings because they are encompassed in music, podcasts or other...

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Dell Buzz on Possible Phone?

GigaOM’s OM Malik talked with Michael Dell about the company a couple weeks back. Michael made some statements whose predictions at times were no easier than determining Nostradamus’ writings. Yet other websites interpreted it in saying that Dell is hinting on making a phone to rival iPhone. While it’s not an impossibility, will Dell get into the market or are they playing on the media to ilicit a response from the public? The Quickcast is brought to you by Gotomeeting. Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days at GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. No credit card needed. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (2.5MB)...

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Episode 46 – 8-13-08 – Call and Win

No Ouside show  – Mic Cable – Donate old iPhone – PC reload news – Batman Poster – Call and Win! Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine@gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.9MB)

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Dude? Where’s My Cell Phone? We don’t leave home without it.

10 years ago I walked into the local dealer and picked up my first cell phone. I believe it was a Nokia 920. My work cell was a Motorola Clam Shell, then I believe a Nokia 720. I then got a 5100 series, followed by a 6300 series. 2 years ago I purchased the Razr3, and now I have an HTC 8125. 5 cell phones in 10 years. Throughout those times I have called, texted, surfed and played the occasional game of Bubble breaker. My phone has been by my side all this time. So has my wallet and keys....

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Can your Laptop Battery Really Explode?

The story of Exploding laptops is not a new one. The Lithium battery in your notebook expands to the point where it breaks the encasement. Dell, Sony and IBM ended up recalling a series of batteries to prevent computer loss. Today scientists announced they had made a solid, non-flammable polymer to replace the liquid electrolyte that is used to make the batteries. The science is new, and wont see the light of the public eye for 3 to 5 years, mainly because the polymer needs work to hold a longer charge. However, will this help the laptop not explode? A...