mac virtualization – very cool

so with the new Intel-based Macs, you can do what is called virtualization. Which is a fancy word that means you can run Windows on a mac or some other OS (like linux). There are two main routes – Parallels Desktop for Mac and this VMWare app. Anyone have any thoughts/experiences to share? Parallels desktop…

when the crave goes too far

When does our addiction to tech and our need to stay connected go too far? When your kids grow to resent your actions. The Wall Street Journal recently profiled children of parents who own BlackBerrys and other devices (such as Treos). These kids feel neglected and put-off by their parents who are constantly emailing and…

Blockbuster tries to lure Netflix users in

The Bargainist has an article about Blockbuster’s new program – basically you take a Netflix envelope in and BB will give you a free movie rental. As my Dad would say “there’s no such thing as a free lunch”.  Netflix peeps – watch out!  There are a few strings attached.  You’re basically giving BB your…

free wi-fi in Portland

So this company called MetroFi started launching free wireless access in Portland. I’m not sure how I feel about this.  If it’s 100% ad supported and $0.00 public money was spent on it, I’m all for it.  However I’m not up for municipalities putting up free wi-fi for freeloaders to use.  Is this a service…

Smart Phones

Anyone own a smart phone? I’ve been looking hard at the Blackberry Pearl, pictured below. But I’m stuck with Verizon (read: their phones aren’t as cool). The other bad thing is that Verizon charges $60/month for data access…something I’m not too sure about. It’d be great to be able to email/text people whenever I want,…

A poor’s mans Roomba

this is awesome – check out what the DIY folks at Make magazine put together. I want a Roomba really bad, but they’re expensive. That’s what sucks about being a gadget craver on a budget – everything’s too expensive 🙂 Here’s a nifty pic Turn an RC car into a floor sweeper