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Microsoft Kinect: Controller-Free Entertainment

On the surface it’s interesting. A hands-free gaming system to woo you from the Nintendo Wii. That will take a lot of doing given the 4-year lead by the category creator, Nintendo, not to mention the some 70,000,000 consoles sold worldwide. That’s 30,000,000 more than Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Still, you wonder when Microsoft will get […]

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Apple iPad: Coming to Theaters Near You

Just 80 days since initial shipments, sales of the Apple iPad have top 3 million and are accelerating. As the iPad comes to life, many other product segments are seeing better days pass them by. Features, functions, footprint; the iPad has the bases covered. Apple is holding back on more (i.e. – camera, phone, USB, […]

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Control Your PC From Your iPhone

Many of us use “cloud” services already. These are apps that you access over the web. They don’t reside on your desktop. Smartphones like the Apple iPhone use these “cloud” services all of the time. If you want to lighten your travel load the day is coming soon where your laptop becomes mostly a smaller […]

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The Rise of the Tablet Device: Why Care

Here at HD Living we are keeping an eye on the Tablet computing category where the iPad plays. Part of the attraction is curiousity. I’ve seen interest stirring in this category before going back to the 1980s. My brother had an Apple Newton, there was Pen Computing, et al. It never took off. Why? I […]

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Apple iPad Announcement

With the announcement of the Apple iPad a number of industry segments are on notice – change or be blown away. The iPad is Dirty Harry for touchscreens, laptops, smartphones, and other “vision” devices. Yes, smartphones, too. A couple of features in the iPad are noticeably missing; phone capability being one of them. “Not now,” […]

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Apple Files For Home Energy Patents

It’s not enough that Apple has their eye on your management of music and video. It appears they want to corner the home energy management sector, too. A CNET Green Tech article indicates that Apple has applied for two (2) patents to lower electric bills “by optimizing how power is supplied to various electronics, such […]

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Retrospective 1987: Apple Navigator

Who hasn’t read George Orwell’s book ‘1984’? With today’s jacked-up technology, the “eyes at the street corner” is a reality. How close are we to living ‘1984’? Alan Kay is a renown computer scientist (see Alan Kay’s Wiki Bio). While at Apple he coined the phrase, “the best way to predict the future is to […]

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