Hasta La Vista, Vista

Seems I’m not alone in my feelings about Vista! Australian Gnomie David Flynn writes: Hi Chris… Mate, you’re NOT Robinson Crusoe here! I’m a well-established tech writer (albeit for the ‘msm’ rather than the blogging crowd) with 8 years of editing newspaper tech sections and PC magazines under my belt, along with four books on…

Vista – Even The Experts Are Giving Up On It

Here at Lockergnome, there are some computer savvy folks who are either holding out on installing Vista OR people like Chris Pirillo who have just plain given up on using it at all. I think what Chris says is unfortunately true. It seems that Vista is still in beta testing. Too many people are experiencing…

Sometimes Old Is New Again

Chris has discovered that sometimes, the next version of the OS we prefer (Windows in his case), may not always be better than the version we are using now. Not because it offers less than its predecessor. Rather the younger of the two simply needs to work the wrinkles out before going to market. More…

Speed Kills, But Differential Speed Kills Better

Last week I reviewed “The Probability of God” by Stephen D. Unwin, and mentioned that he isolated six parameters to use to compute a series of better estimates of his probability starting from the usual “I don’t know, and therefore the probability is 0.5.” There is a problem with his approach, which he acknowledges. The…

Most Ridiculous Invention Ever

This has to be the most hair brained product idea I’ve ever seen. The Multimedia Remote Control Wrangler looks a bit like underwear but it is worn on your head and you attach your TV remote and other remotes to it using Velcro. Yes, you did read that correctly, your HEAD! Just take a look…

Adobe To Take Photoshop online

Martin LaMonica and Mike Ricciuti of CNET report: Hoping to get a jump on Google and other competitors, Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. Can Google be far behind? It’s already Web-enabled Picasa for sharing… [tags]photoshop,image,edit,Adobe,picasa,google[/tags]

SimCity DS Coming Soon

Electronic Arts announced today that the SimCity franchise is returning with SimCity DS, developed especially for the Nintendo DS platform. In addition to creating and growing their very own pocket sized city while being on-the-go, players will be able to leverage the unique action features of the Nintendo DS system, discovering an entirely new way…

T-Mobile Hates Third Party Apps, Too

Last week I wrote about Columbia Professor: Cell Phone Carriers Limiting Innovation and ranted a bit about Verizon’s silly policies on third party apps. Apparently, T-Mobile is playing the same game. This means T-Mobile feature phone users are prohibited from surfing the Web with Opera Mini, checking maps on Google Local for Mobile, listening to…