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Articles About 'Your Digital Home'

Pandigital’s Novel Is Both Novel and Easy on the Pocketbook

Pandigital, a company best known for creating wireless digital photo frames, took a novel step forward with the introduction of a $200 full-color e-book reader with multimedia capabilities and a Barnes & Noble affiliation. In addition to the unit’s e-reader functionality, you can store photos, music, and movies, and use the device as a photo […]

Mobile Apps Need to get Heard

Dust or Magic App Camp was a two day conference held to share ideas, get involved, and immerse yourself in the newest interactive programming environment — apps development.  But you know the old “if an App falls in the woods …” To make sure that the apps garnered a public life, I, along with Reyne Rice […]

For Mother’s Inner Geek

It’s quite the year for moms! Especially the techie moms. According to the National Retail Federation, plans call for spending on average $126 per mom (up $3 from last year).  They project $908 million will be spent on consmer electronics for Mom. Sign of mom’s importance to the tech scene are everywhere.  This year, you’ll see […]

Agetek : The Quiet Digital Revolution Gets Noisier

One November morning in 2009, Peter Radsliff, the President and CEO of Presto, a PC-less based system for easy delivery of email as a printed sheet of paper, was on a call with his colleagues from other companies when he mused about “why business had to be so hard”. The sentiment turns out to have […]

Native Union Melds Ultra-cool and Retro Into iPhone Handsets

Moshi Moshi headsets are the brainstorm of three design-conscious expats in Hong Kong who hated spending long periods of time on their cellphones. “When you’re in your office,” said John Brunner, managing director, “there’s no reason to hold the cellphone to your ear or wear earphones.”  In addition to style and comfort, Brunner says that […]

The Soul of the New Machines: Apple, Google, and Blackberry RIM

Like many of you, I’m struggling with my next smartphone move (one look at my phone would have you roaring with laughter about my indecision).  After dissecting feature by feature, I go into a phone feature haze.  So, instead, I decided to “grok” the souls of each machine. From my perch I see Blackberry’s interest […]

Toy Fair Where Grownups Get to Play First

Toy Fair, an industry trade show in NYC this week, is one of my favorite annual visits, because it’s a chance to be a big kid in a candy shop full of toys that the public has not yet seen. This year’s show feels a little recession strapped in that the toy manufacturers are packing volumes […]

Tech’s Early Zealots Are Singing a Different Tune: Has Age Made Them Wiser or Just Older?

Maybe you haven’t noticed that we’ve become the nation with the collective attention span of a tsetse fly. Or that we’re a nation utterly convinced that the more things you can do at the same time the more gifted you are. The signs of the impending wreckage are everywhere. In London, they’ve padded certain phone […]

Why 3D TV Creeps Me Out

CES is a toy show for adults and this year’s CES showcased bigger, better, and more expensive toys than ever. The year’s hottest toy was undoubtedly 3D. The TVs came to CES in a dizzying display of shapes and sizes. Mobs of people wearing special 3D glasses made it feel like you were walking into […]

Raskin Joins AIPatHome Advisory Team

AIP stands for Aging in Place, and as boomers age, or find themselves with aging parents, you’re going to hear more about how to use technology to allow folks to live in their own homes longer. Whether it’s a televisit for the doctors or a motion ssensor that detects a fall, there are many roads to […]