We’ve all heard of “smart” phones. Even smart TVs. But what about a smart home? What would that look like? Would it be filled with the latest technology? Would it help you save money? The answer to both questions is “yes.” Let’s have a look at some technology available right now that can turn your house into a smart home. Continue reading →
This week, The Drill Down crew looks at: Nintendo investors pressure the company to develop software for smartphones, Google+ launches games and Facebook strikes back, Is Flickr dead?, A leaked AT&T letter undermines their case for a T-Mobile merger, and President Obama joins Foursquare.
Later we dive into Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility and the shockwave that announcement made within the mobile community. We also discuss San Francisco BART’s decision to shut down wireless and cell communication in advance of a protest, and the Anonymous (& public) response.
This week The Drill Down team reflects on Steve Jobs’ announced medical leave from Apple and ponders the company’s future without him, Apple posts record quarterly earnings, rounding up rumors on the iPad 2, the overthrow of a tyrant in Tunisia facilitated by the internet, why you should always encrypt your smartphone, the government approves a Comcast-NBC Deal, Why John C. Dvorak doesn’t use Facebook, a battle between H.264 and WebM codecs, NetFlix drops the ‘Add to DVD queue’ option from streaming devices, I Can Has Cheezburger raises $30M in funding, & ‘The Social Network’ wins the Golden Globes and causes its creators to reevaluate their opinion of Mark Zuckerberg.
This week, we look at Facebook’s new Groups and Download features, Twitter’s new CEO, CNN’s Rick Sanchez vs. Jon Stewart, Apple hit with $625.5 Million patent violation, Android moves ahead, Apple preps an iPhone for Verizon, Google TV gets more real, Goo.gl gets a website, an alternative to JPEG, Google goggles comes to the iPhone, and Search terms Google Instant doesn’t want you to see.
The Drill Down team discusses Apple’s iPhone 4, an iPad security breach, AT & T’s new data pricing, Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Nixon moment’, China blocks Foursquare, RIAA vs. Limewire, the inaccuracy of Wikipedia, Skype’s five million downloads, and Team Fortress 2 for the Mac.