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Surviving without USB

This blog has little to do USB, but it’s the holiday season so maybe we all needed a break from high tech. This week Portland Oregon got a little snow, 2 inches, (25mm) to be more precise and it pretty much shut the city down. The weather had been below freezing for a couple of days […]

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Part 2: USB Type-C to replace the 3.5mm head phone jack

Last week I blogged about how USB Type-C would replace the 3.5mm audio jack in the future. I asked the readers to comment on what they thought about this. Below is one of the comments I didn’t approve At first it seemed as this was a normal spam comment but then I thought it might […]

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$800M says Thunderbolt stays Closed

I’m constantly asked: “Will Thunderbolt replace USB 3.0?” Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 will co-exist & live long, fruitful lives As reported previously, Apple filed and recieved a patent for a new iPhone or iPad connector which looks  like a Thunderbolt connection. You can see in the picture that it includes connections for USB 3.0 and […]

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Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindles and iPads on Planes, 40+ Real ASIC Design Wins

    Eric’s Kindle Fire I opened my Kindle Fire today (upon returning from Asia). I’m pleased but underwhelmed. First Impressions: 1) Great Screen 2) Heavier than Kindle 3rd Generation, much heavier than iPod 3) Fast Browsing 4) Interface as responsive as the iPad 5) I have no content (except for lots of books with […]

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Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindles and iPads on Planes, 40+ Real ASIC Design Wins

    Eric’s Kindle Fire I opened my Kindle Fire today (upon returning from Asia). I’m pleased but underwhelmed. First Impressions: 1) Great Screen 2) Heavier than Kindle 3rd Generation, much heavier than iPod 3) Fast Browsing 4) Interface as responsive as the iPad 5) I have no content (except for lots of books with […]

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Digital Downloads, Donuts (Free Donuts) or “How the Kindle made me fat(ter)”

Occasionally, we have donuts in the office.  They magically appear. I eat the tops off 2 chocolate donuts, then throw away the bottoms.  It’s my way of “Cutting back” I will come back to the donuts in just a moment. My Kindle, My Son I received my Kindle yesterday at  6:42pm. I handed it my […]

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iPad, iPod Frustrations and the Digital IP Life

As I visit Amazon EVERY day for a few minutes, I look for books.  Digital Books.  Which means that more of the money I make goes to Digital IP. I’m looking for good books, that NEVER go on sale in the digital world (as far as I can tell).  So I’m paying full price.  Maybe […]

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Microsoft Store, Windows 7 Phone & Tablet PC Reviews

So that I don’t have to re-name this blog “To Apple or Not to Apple.” Here’s my really surprisingly, super positive experience at the Microsoft Store in the Mall of America.   USB 3.0 in Laptops After being greeted by several people, in brightly colored T-Shirts, I asked a one person, “Where are the USB 3.0 […]

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iPad 2–My Review

After about 4 weeks with the iPad 2, I’m really surprised at what I’m using it for. I thought I’d use it for: Videos – To watch recorded shows while exercising. Browsing – Casual browsing and news Games – On airplanes Apps – Like Weight Loss E-Mail What I really use the iPad for eBooks […]

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Apple’s USB 3.0 DisplayPort Patent, Radiation, Cell Phones, and Bananas

Patently Apple reports today that Apple has applied for a patent on a combined USB 3.0 and DisplayPort connector. The great thing is we now know that Apple is at least thinking about USB 3.0.  The connector is (obviously) for their iPad, iPhone, iPod devices. I like to be positive about everything, but there is […]

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