While there are thousands of self-help books covering all sorts of addictions, Lisa Whaley's "Prisoners of Technology" ($20 from Amazon) is one of the first that addresses the addiction of high-technology.
In Tom Friedman's "The World is Flat" he talked about how easy it has become for companies to access resources across the world to run their business more effectively. While he focused on software engineers and call centers in India, the most dramatic change is in China where so many of our technology products are now being built; items such as cell phones, audio products, music players, computers and other high-tech gadgetry.
When Apple announced a shift to the Intel processor last year, it offered the potential for more compact notebooks that ran faster and had longer battery life. The newly introduced MacBook fulfills that expectation at a bargain price.
It's amazing how few of us back up our computers, myself included. And yet we all know that backup files are vitally important in the event of a catastrophic computer failure or simple burglary.
With Father's Day next Sunday, here are some last-minute ideas for gifts, all things I would love.
Palm has just introduced two new Treo smartphones for Verizon and Sprint; both called the 700p. These are the most advanced models yet, replacing the popular Treo 650, the phone I've been using for the past year.
Windows' newest operating system, Vista, which is already two years behind, is due to be released early next year. But does it matter?
It's always a traumatic experience to hand your car keys to your teenager and wonder whether he or she will drive safely and not take off on an excursion to another city. Now there's no need to wonder. A Solana Beach company, DriveOK (www.driveok.com), has developed a device that you can install in your car that lets you keep tabs on the vehicle.
The new 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid is proof that you don't need to spend a small fortune to get one of the most technically advanced cars available. According to Honda, the new Civic is the most significant transformation in its 33-year history. To me it's great applied-technology.
Gadgets these days seem to be getting smaller and smaller, with memories of hauling around outsized video cameras and cell phones thankfully consigned to history.
QuickBooks from Intuit is America's leading financial software. It appeals to a broad range of users from individuals to financial professionals as well as entrepreneurs, small business owners and consultants.
At the industry's CTIA wireless trade show earlier this month in Las Vegas, there was lots of excitement about the growth of cellular and the opportunities for bringing new services to the phone, particularly as the networks migrate to 3G high-speed broadband.
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