free to dev: my idea for the music industry

Today’s post is more of a brain dump than post.  I’ve been thinking about the music industry again and thought of a few things I’d love to see happen.  I doubt the industry or RIAA would ever consider it but it’s worth a shot.  The biggest problem I have with the industry is how it deals w/innovative services/sites.

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HDMI Control: my crazy setup (3 devices)

I love HDMI control abilities!  HDMI control? HDMI Control is the ability for devices to be controlled over an HDMI connection.  This basically allows you to use one remote (in my upcoming example/setup my LG TV remote) to control several devices.  Think of it like having a Harmony remote and setting it up to control all devices.  Read on for the goodies!

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Being passive… my first 3D HDTV

Well, late last year I broke down and finally upgraded to an uber nice 3D HDTV.  After a ton of research and asking around and more research, the LG 55LW5600 Passive 3DTV  was at the top of my list.  In today’s post, I plan to share my experience with the LG 55LW5600 and 3DTV and also will post a follow-up post with every tip / hack / secret menu for the TV.  Continue reading

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PSVita, phoneblets, commuting

As previously noted, I have been using my PS Vita now for about a week and half and thought it would be time to write up a quick initial usage report from a core gamer perspective and also touch on a few other topics such as the ‘phoneblet’ market (ie 5″ phones like the Galaxy Note which I have a loaner of).

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Sony Playstation Vita 3G+Wifi Unboxing (video)

It’s official! The Sony Playstation Vita has launched to everyone in the USA and Europe. I got my pre-order 3G + Wifi version today. Let’s take a look at what we get in the box!

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BYOD: a failure waiting to happen…

Mid to late 2011, a new buzz word was running rampart in many corporate IT departments: BYOD (bring your own device).  Basically what this trend centers around is the idea that users would bring their own device be it a smartphone, tablet or laptop from home and be able to use it within their work’s IT infrastructure and environment.  To me this feels like a trend we saw gain popularity but then pull an epic fail.  Keep on reading for my reasons on why BYOD is just that, a buzz word.

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Tech, The Web, 2012

After a rather interesting begining to 2012, the blog is back up and online. I apologize for the downtime and lack of updates but hope to start posting more often.  Today I thought I’d post a few thoughts on some upcoming tech launches and events including the PS Vita and the iPad 3/2S/?

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quickie: video on adding 3G modem to a Thinkpad Tablet

Here’s a follow up video of me adding a Gobi 3000 pci-e card to my thinkpad tablet (see the blog post over here). Enjoy!

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modding: adding 3G to my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet

Its been about a week or so with my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet (TPT) and I must say that I am digging it.  The Pen/Stylus works pretty decent minus the lack of apps and Honeycomb is a nice upgrade from using Gingerbread on my previous Android tablet (Galaxy Tab).  However, one thing that I really missed on my ThinkPad Tablet when traveling was built-in 3G data.  I still believe that mobile internet on tablets is still the killer app.  Today, we’ll take a look at the guts of my ThinkPad Tablet and how one can add a 3G to it.  Keep reading for the photos, notes and links!

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quick look: Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet (Honeycomb) and Pen (pics)

I love Fedex; they make almost every week feel like Christmas week. Today I finally received my back-ordered Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet and Pen. This is my first Honeycomb tablet and I’m very excited to see how it compares to the iPad, Playbook and Gingerbread tablets I’ve used previously. Keep reading for the geek pr0n (including comparison pics next to an iPad 2 and Playbook).

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