The iPhone 4’s Delay Was Caused by… Paint

The Woz has let fly a rumour that the iPhone 4’s delay is, in fact, due to the paint, of all things. During an appearance on The Engadget Show Live! last night, Woz explained that the painting process being used was allowing light to leak in and cause issues with camera performance. But those of… Continue reading The iPhone 4’s Delay Was Caused by… Paint

Egypt: Why the Web is Broken (And Why We Can’t Fix it)

The recent events in Egypt have, among other things, been inspiring, terrifying and remarkable. But though the political situation is obviously the story here, this hasn’t stopped many from commenting on the role the internet and social media have played. Of course, we also know that Egypt very successfully – and very scarily – almost… Continue reading Egypt: Why the Web is Broken (And Why We Can’t Fix it)

Old Laptop Into Digital Frame? Sure, Why Not?

Erik Pettersson isn’t about to spend over 100 dollars on a lame, featureless digital frame. And why should he, when he’s got an old laptop and a nice, modern picture frame from IKEA? Don’t answer that. This is too cool to suffer your smarmy comments. Running on Ubuntu, the once lap-worthy machine has been hacked… Continue reading Old Laptop Into Digital Frame? Sure, Why Not?

Xserve: The Short Goodbye

In case you just can’t get enough of Apple’s Xserve, you’d better take some time out to order a few – like right now – for today is the last chance you’re gonna have. You’ll recall back in November, when Apple announced the end of Xserve – how time flies.¬† Maybe you won’t, but either… Continue reading Xserve: The Short Goodbye

17 Years Ago, “What is ‘Internet’?” Was Asked on The Today Show

Has it really only been 17 years? Apparently, Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel had no idea what the Internet was, or even for certain what “@” meant. We can watch this video and laugh now, but this thing that seems to have engulfed many of our lives was a mystery to most less than 2… Continue reading 17 Years Ago, “What is ‘Internet’?” Was Asked on The Today Show

Why the Internet Kill Switch is a Really, REALLY Bad Idea

There are certain things, particularly in politics and technology, that seem to make sense on the surface. Take, for instance, the¬†rejuvenated legislation they’re considering putting back on the table that would grant the President of the United States the power to “kill” the Internet in times of extreme crisis. Makes sense, right? “Imminent cyber attacks,”… Continue reading Why the Internet Kill Switch is a Really, REALLY Bad Idea

How Technology has Changed the Tax Dynamic

The phrase “file your taxes” is quickly becoming obsolete. Technology is becoming the driving force behind the yearly process that once required calculators, pens, and a guide book. The sale of stamps is even down during tax season (a funny thing since tax return envelopes do not require stamps). Chances are, nearly all of the… Continue reading How Technology has Changed the Tax Dynamic

If You Hate Twitter, Charatter Bear Will Surely Keep It That Way

Some people just don’t like Twitter – and can they be blamed? An ever-shifting sand of mostly-idle information, a Twitter account following even less than 50 people can be a terrible, cacaphonous racket of nothing in particular. So how would you like to have every tweet read aloud to you? Japanese toy manufacturer WiZ isn’t… Continue reading If You Hate Twitter, Charatter Bear Will Surely Keep It That Way

Rapper T-Pain Reps Facebook – Forever

Among the list of things I believe I can speak on behalf of everyone at Techi about, it’s that we were probably never going to talk about popular rapper and pop culture curiosity T-Pain. Colour us all the most vibrant hues of wrong. Pouring his poetic mastery of the English language into Twitter’s loving arms,… Continue reading Rapper T-Pain Reps Facebook – Forever

Philips Introduces First Wireless HDMI Blu-ray Player

Everything seems to be going wireless, and that trend was obvious at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Philips unveiled what’s likely to become one of the hottest solutions for wireless entertainment, the world’s first wireless HDMI Blu-ray player. The BDP7580 not only features wireless HDMI, but it boasts a host of streaming… Continue reading Philips Introduces First Wireless HDMI Blu-ray Player