The future of automotive marketing: car deals that stalk you on social media

The world of automobiles has always been associated with big advertising. From car dealers buying huge billboards in prime locations on the highway to the dominance of automakers grabbing up a quarter of the Super Bowl commercials, there has never been a shortage of paid exposure put in front of us wherever we go and… Continue reading The future of automotive marketing: car deals that stalk you on social media

#Video: Samsung’s inadvertent metaphor about class differences

Surely they didn’t mean for it to come across the way it did. In essence, a rich man with tech gadgets stirs up a financially challenged neighborhood, forcing children to run from the carnage of a construction job that nobody seems to be aware is about to happen. They wanted to highlight the features of… Continue reading #Video: Samsung’s inadvertent metaphor about class differences

This is what Google Glass looks like when you take it apart

It’s not that it’s disappointing or anything. In many ways, it’s anticlimactic to see what the little device that’s causing all the stirring around the blogosphere, at businesses, and even in Washington DC. Google Glass, for all of it’s flaws ahead of its public release, doesn’t have unicorn blood or a phoenix feather inside. It’s… Continue reading This is what Google Glass looks like when you take it apart

6 benefits of going digital with your music

Life can quickly become encumbered by clutter. It seems like you turn your head and suddenly¬†counter tops¬†are piled with stacks of CDs and other dust attractors. There is a good way to get rid of stack of CDs around the house: go digital. Here are a few of the best reasons for artists and fans… Continue reading 6 benefits of going digital with your music

Design creativity: “Infographic on Coffee Cup”

Coffee isn’t exactly a technology topic that we would normally cover, but when it’s the subject of an infographic that was creatively placed on a Starbucks sleeve, it qualifies as something interesting enough to post. Visual.ly desiger Raj Kamal put this little graphic together. This isn’t an official Starbucks infographic, but it should be. As… Continue reading Design creativity: “Infographic on Coffee Cup”

7 geeky cakes that might be too beautiful to eat

It’s a tough call. On one hand, the detail and craftsmanship of these wonderful creations should be preserved for as long as cake can stay without rotting. On the other hand, letting them get to that stage at all would be a bad thing as well. After all, it’s cake, right? The folks over at… Continue reading 7 geeky cakes that might be too beautiful to eat

The evolution of video games

Since the early days of Pong to the rise of Angry Birds, video games have been an active part of many children’s lives. Today, the fun of picking up a controller and taking over the actions of a virtual character has moved well beyond the reach of kids as people of all ages pass time… Continue reading The evolution of video games

Are we carrying too many devices?

It’s a gadget-overload world. Society and advancing technologies are making us more gadget heavy than ever, by far. It’s not even close. A recent study showed that we carry 2.9 gadgets on average. To put that into perspective, we have more gadgets on us at any one time than most of have arms. Smartphones are… Continue reading Are we carrying too many devices?

It’s best to leave some web forms blank

Whether it’s because they really didn’t want to have the iPod they ordered online engraved or if they saw this post on Buzzfeed a couple of years ago and thought it would be a great novelty item to carry around with them, someone did it again with their iPod order. “No thanks. I don’t want… Continue reading It’s best to leave some web forms blank

Quirky video shows a Dyson vacuum sucking up fire

You can mark this one down for the “do not try this at home” category for two reasons. The first is pretty obvious. You shouldn’t play with fire, particularly with a high-priced vacuum cleaner like Dyson. The second reason is that there’s no practical application for doing this other than to make a video that… Continue reading Quirky video shows a Dyson vacuum sucking up fire