MARTUS – Paramilitary Protection for Activists

by Julie

There’s a panic button included in MARTUS, a software program designed by a California based nonprofit called Benetech. The actual program is designed to covertly store data about human rights abuses in countries around the world, were talking serious abuses, like murder and torture. It was ultimately designed to assist human rights workers worldwide who are collecting just such information and using it to document human injustice in nations run …

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 Puts Makeup on for You, Seriously

by Julie

Okay, so first the regular stuff, the camera looks cool, it’s very slim, has a shiny front panel and easily fits in a pocket or purse. It enjoys 16 megapixel resolution. It comes packed with a four-times zoom for a little up close action and a pretty responsive 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen to page through your photos and change your camera settings. But, purchase the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 digital camera, and …

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Gogobeans – Sharing your Stuff with a Handshake

by Julie

  Your digital life is constantly changing, and one new way to manage it, is with Gogobeans, a company which allows you to store information in a digital locker in the cloud and then easily share it by “bouncing” a bean to the person you’re looking to share with. Now Gogobeans is offering a new shake to bounce application to its existing content sharing platform. Shake to bounce allows you …

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The Cool Global Warming Warning Ice Bucket

by Al

At times I do wonder how folk come up with the cool product ideas, introducing the Polar Ice Bucket. The Polar Ice Bucket is a poignant reminder of the current effects of global warming. Just add your ice cubes to the top of the bucket and as they melt the arctic tundra below becomes submerged from the dripping above until the polar bear eventually also becomes submerged. The Polar Ice …

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My talk with Gallagher at CTIA Spring 2011

by Mark R

You’ll never know who you will meet at CTIA, and I heard that Gallagher would be in attendance, and I got some time to sit down with him during one of Sprint’s presentations. It isn’t every day that you meet one of the top comedians of all time, and I had a mental list of questions that I wanted like to ask him. I expected Gallagher to act atrocious and …

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A visit with Jaymo’s Personalized Photo Products

by Mark R

I don’t know how important this is to you, but I think companies want us to believe that everything should be personalized and customized to you. Why do you think that HTC has that YOU ad campaign, and why some of us need to have a photo of a loved one on our Windows or mobile phone wallpaper? I stopped by a booth for Jaymo, and it was full of …

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Chumby Gets an Update – He’s Back and Better Than Ever

by Julie

We have certainly told you about Chumby before, and while I am a huge fan of what I have called a glorified alarm clock, it has always come up a bit short of spectacular. It’s a lot of fun, don’t get me wrong, but it could have been great. It just fell short of utilizing what it seemed like it had the capabilities of doing all along. Well, it’s time …

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SuperTooth HD – Hey Mom! I’m Texting and Driving

by Julie

My daughter is only 8, but I’m already worried about when she starts driving. I keep saying that all the high tech distractions we face, will be gone by the time I have to worry about her. I thought I was just making myself feel better, but no, things really are changing. It looks like we already have the option to text, dial our phones and use Facebook, without ever …

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