Category «TechStuff»

Exciting Changes at Palm! Finally.

The WSJ is reporting that Palm is “selling a 25% stake to Silicon Valley private-equity firm Elevation Partners in a deal that will bring former Apple Inc. executives to the maker of hand-held electronic devices.” “The deal brings important new personnel to Palm, including several top executives who worked at Apple in the late 1990s …

Creative’s new Zen Wave looks cool

I’m really liking the new Creative Zen Wav. Appears to be a slimmer, but longer version of the Zen V. Hope they offer in larger capacity than 2GB. I’d love to have a Zen with speakers for listening to podcasts. Here’s a link to the Engadget post.

Belkin class action suit = free router!

I just got this email informing me of a class action suit again Belkin. I sort of can’t believe the reason. Ready? …37 different wireless routers, modems and adapters, the packaging for which, at the time of retail purchase, did not state that the actual data transmission rates and/or connectivity ranges would be lower than …

Great micro speaker for portable devices

Every other portable speaker I could find relied on bulky batteries. I chanced upon this cube-shaped speakers that actually uses a Li-Ion battery and recharges with the help of a small USB adapter. It uses the less-common rectangular-shaped mini USB connector on the device end, as opposed to the typical trapezoid-shaped mini-B connector–about my only …

Charge Creative Zen V Plus Without Software Installed

For whatever stupid reason, many devices will not charge via USB unless their proprietary software is installed on the PC first. The Creative Zen V Plus is such a device. The problem arises when you are, say, at work and you don’t/can’t have the Creative software installed. For the Creative Zen V, the solution is …

Creative Zen V Plus is near perfect

Readers of my blog know that I’ve been agonizing over the perfect media player for listening to Podcasts in my car. My solution up to now has been the Palm TX. The reason its a good podcast player is the Pocket Tunes player has a robust bookmarking feature. It also has a built-in speaker and …