September 11, 2011

Recap of the week: 08/07/2011 to 08/13/2011


What did we learn all week? We learned that Mobile consumers may be looking at devices over network but be careful when looking at coverage areas. We also learned that it’s been 30 years since IBM released the model of PCs that defined the future of emerging computer manufacturers and personal computers in general.. and [...]

Mobile: Not all coverage areas are the same

Coverage Map Thumb Tack

  On an earlier post, it was suggested that consumers are focusing at other factors, such as what phones are available, when deciding which mobile carrier to go with. This is not saying that other factors, like network coverage, are not being considered. This is especially apparent when choosing a regional cell carrier. When looking at a [...]

Thank you IBM for 30 years of PCs

IBM 5150 Personal Computer

In a previous post on CultureSpike, the World Wide Web turned 20 years old. Even before W3, was the birth of the personal computer. While there was stiff competition, IBM released a personal computer model that broke the mold and was used as a template for successful computer manufactures to come. In 1981, IBM had [...]

And the winner is.. Android OS!


  According to Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Android OS now makes up 43.4% of all smartphone sales. This is quite a jump from last year’s 17.2% figure. Apple currently now has 18.2% which has a more modest jump from 14.1 from last year. Bad news for Symbian, however. [...]

“Unlimited PC Play” service to be available on GameFly


Scheduled to launch September 8th in it’s beta form, GameFly will offer an “Unlimited PC Play” service. According to EndGadget, Subscribers of the service will be able to access more than 100 downloadable titles. Although this new service plan is being released, the current process of exchanging games over postal mail will still be available. [...]

Zediva is ordered to shut down (for now)


On Monday, a preliminary injunction against Zediva was issued by the U.S. District Judge whom sided with the studios. This will force Zediva to shut down. If anybody that doesn’t know, Zediva offered streaming DVD releases as “rentals” through of what they perceived as a “loophole” . This enabled Zediva to offer Video On Demand [...]

Security Tip: Stamp your information out as an alternative to shredding

Shredding Identity Theft

Ask anybody that knows me: I am a bit on the paranoid side when it comes to preventing identity theft and keeping my anonymity in general. I’ll make sure that anything that has my name (or address or  phone number or etc) is shredded. This means a lot of mail.. both expected mail and junk mail (I [...]

Twitter finally switches over to #NewTwitter


With a great and better web interface, Twitter switches over to the new site redesign, dubbed #NewTwitter, that was announced last fall. For the last past year, Twitter users still were able to use the old version of the site. Link: Meet the new

Live Long and Prosper…. in my THEME PARK!


Apparently King Abdullah of Jordan is a big fan because he’s fitting the bill for $1.5 billion to do this. All you Trekkers out there may already know that he appeared as a guest cameo on Star Trek: Voyager in the episode “Investigations“. (Lucky he wasn’t wearing a red shirt) We’ll have to wait awhile [...]

The World Wide Web turns 20!


Interestingly enough so does Internet Porn. Link: Happy 20th Birthday, World Wide Web But that’s not the only big thing that came out of the World Wide Web. Sure, now we have Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, etc but there were some big hits during the 20 years. Do remember the first search engine you used (mine [...]