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Has Apple entered comfortable middle age?

I wrote this column before Apple’s purchase of the cooler Beats and announced plain (and sometimes catch-up) updates of its mobile and desktop operating systems at its Wordlwide Developers Conference – and nothing else new. YAWN! Is Apple merely resting on … Continue reading

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How an LED Light Bulb is Like a Smartphone

IMHO, I believe the LED light bulb is a tabula rasa, a blank slate that will prove to be the next major developmental platform now that the smartphone seems to be reaching its tech innovation limits. Read why in my DVICE column … Continue reading

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Opinion: Why We Really Don’t Need More Cell Spectrum

My buddy Marty Cooper, the father of the cell phone, explains why simply adding more spectrum isn’t the answer to crowded cellular super highways in this DVICE.com column.  

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Where’s That Everywhere Wi-Fi You Promised?!

My latest rant on DVICE.com on the slow development of Passpoint Wi-Fi, which is supposed to give us automatic Wi-Fi connectivity wherever we are. You can read it here.

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DVICE: Prepare to pay for premium Internet

The D.C. Circuit Court just ruled that Verizon pretty much is free to create basic and premium access for the Internet like they do for cable TV, to throttle competitive sites and keep sites they don’t like from being available … Continue reading

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DVICE: The (unnecessary?) smartphone wireless charging war

Why are there so many different, incompatible yet infuriatingly similar smartphone wireless charging schemes? Patent royalty money, of course. Read all about this greedy stupidity in this DVICE column: DVICE: The (unnecessary?) smartphone wireless charging war

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DVICE: Smartphone scoliosis

LG and Samsung both announced curved smartphones. Why? Who knows. But here’s my take on these bent devices from DVICE: Opinion: Smartphone scoliosis

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DVICE: Tales of terrible tablet timing

For some reason, Apple, Microsoft and Nokia all decided to announce new tableta within 24 hours of each other. I don’t think it was a coincidence, and guess who won the publicity battle. Here’s my story from DVICE: DVICE: Tales … Continue reading

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DVICE: Are e-readers a dying guilt-free pleasure?

Tablets, especially the 7-inch variety, are an overall better deal than dedicated e-book readers such as the Kindle. But for distraction-free reading, you want an e-book reader. Here’s why, explained in this DVICE column. DVICE: Are e-readers a dying guilt-free … Continue reading

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Opinion: Samsung smartwatch? Stupid. Sony lens camera? Smart!

  Opinion: Samsung smartwatch? Stupid. Sony lens camera? Smart!

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