Living Moments With Lumia Arc Of Wonder

Nokia has always been known for not only building amazing cameraphones, but also using the results of those cameraphones in amazing ways through their marketing and content creation. A recent awesome example of this is the #LumiaMoments project, with renowned filmmaker Paul Trillo. Trillo, along with Microsoft and Nokia, built a system that allows usersContinue reading “Living Moments With Lumia Arc Of Wonder”

Doing SXSW with a Nokia and a TERN

This past weekend I was in Austin, TX, for South by SouthWest, one of my favorite events every year. South by SouthWest (known simply as ‘Southby’ or SXSW) is a three-tiered festival consisting of interactive, music, and film. I typically go for the ‘Interactive’ part, since I’m a tech nerd (though the music I’ve heardContinue reading “Doing SXSW with a Nokia and a TERN”

Two Big Reasons that Sponsored Data Sucks

At CES this week, AT&T announced a bunch of stuff, but the biggest is arguably their new ‘Sponsored Data’ product. You can read the full announcement here, but essentially, Sponsored Data is similar to 1-800 numbers for your mobile data plan. Companies can pay to ‘sponsor’ your data usage when you visit their site orContinue reading “Two Big Reasons that Sponsored Data Sucks”

My First 3D Printed Design

Not long ago, Autodesk¬†announced they were purchasing a company called Tinkercad. Tinkercad is basically an online web-based CAD (Computer Aided Design) tool that lets you create virtual versions of what could, eventually, be a real-world object. Most things that you own were probably created or prototyped as a CAD before being created. I’ve been lookingContinue reading “My First 3D Printed Design”

A Week With The Samsung Galaxy S4

After tweeting that I was using a Samsung Galaxy S4, I had a handful of people ask that I put together my thoughts on the device, so here they are. Please note, this is not a review, just my thoughts. It’s not intended to be comprehensive or reflective of heavy personal use. My first SamsungContinue reading “A Week With The Samsung Galaxy S4”

Nokia’s Mounting Losses

It’s no secret that the Nokia I was obsessed with 3-4 years ago isn’t really around anymore. They’ve shed pretty much everything they could in the past few years – a major smartphone operating system, mind-blowing amounts of marketshare, ungodly amounts of money, and sadly, some of the most talented folks in the industry. InContinue reading “Nokia’s Mounting Losses”

Introducing The Voicemail

I used to listen to podcasts religiously – I downloaded them straight to my phone and listened to them on my Bluetooth headset back in the day. That was back when I had an hour commute to and from work, so I had plenty of time to listen. I don’t anymore, but I’m going toContinue reading “Introducing The Voicemail”

Choices That Phone Manufacturers Need To Stop

I love technology, and I love smartphones. I really love switching between different smartphones to find the little things that manufacturers use to set themselves apart. Unfortunately, that also tends to highlight the annoying things that manufacturers do that provide a poor user experience. Some of these might just be on accident, while others veryContinue reading “Choices That Phone Manufacturers Need To Stop”

My Third Klout Perk – Windows Phone – Part 2

Yesterday I detailed my third Klout Perk, this one from Windows Phone that included a free Windows Phone device, along with VIP access to a private party and concert in Dallas with Young The Giant. You can read about the party here, but today I want to talk about the device. I also want toContinue reading “My Third Klout Perk – Windows Phone – Part 2”

OnStar RemoteLink On The #KloutChevySonic

The Chevy Sonic that I had the chance to drive for a weekend through a Klout Perk also came with OnStar pre-installed. My GMC truck doesn’t have OnStar, so I was pretty excited to see what cool stuff you can do with it. I did have to send a few emails to get a trialContinue reading “OnStar RemoteLink On The #KloutChevySonic”