Posts Tagged: gadgets

Lead With Technology, Not Trinkets

RIM, the maker of the Blackberry, continues to flounder, and many organizations are rightfully moving their mobility solutions to the ever more capable iPhone and Android platforms. Changing the device has the potential to bring the latest technology to the organization, but the risk is that the device is viewed as a “toy” to hand… Read more »

Are There Government-Friendly Gadgets to be Seen at CES?

It seems odd that consumer electronics companies would choose to showcase their wares after the biggest gift-giving holiday of the year, but here we are in early January and the Consumer Electronics Showhas again pitched its tent in Vegas. There’s a lot of coverage already–including this contrarian take inveighing against the show–and one journalist has… Read more »

Geek Nostalgia – What my geek past has taught me

Its weird when you think back and see how things affect you over time, and how what you know is rooted in the path you take in life. I recently read Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent book “Outliers” that carries this underlying message throughout its narrative. Among many of its messages, I was really intrigued by the… Read more »

LAFD Goes Mobile

Originally posted on the LAFD News and Information Blog Posted 12/1/2010 Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman Los Angeles Fire Department The Los Angeles Fire Department is pleased to unveil LAFDmobile, a free application for iPhone and Android smartphones. Created and funded as a proof-of-concept by a veteran firefighter to support the “LAFD Everywhere” initiative, LAFDmobile… Read more »

iPad pilot – version 1.5 – More thoughts

First, check out some great comments and my responses In response to my previous post Additional Thoughts: Ok, now some additional thoughts regarding the iPad, in fact, regarding barriers to the mobile revolution in general. 1) Access to secure, reliable, continuous Wifi networks: Read this interesting article the other day and it made me think…. Read more »

My thoughts on the BlackBerry Playbook

BlackBerry teased the world with its Playbook offering yesterday and the geek world exploded between hails of “the iPad Killer hath arrived” to “meh”. BlackBerry has made some interesting choices with the Playbook. My personal thought is that in the end, the design by committee approach won over the hard core fanatics within Blackberry. The… Read more »

2010 Ultimate Wave Gadgets and Robots List (Partial List)

If you need to know how to install a Goole Wave gadget extention, click here. 1. Wave with Twitter–Add [email protected] to your contact list and follow the instructions you’ll receive inside the wavelet. It uses Twitter’s oAuth mechanism to log you in. The wave with the Tweety is updated in a real time. 2. Invity-A… Read more »

The Google “Buzz” Kill

If you haven’t already heard (and if you haven’t I assume you live under a rock) Google is going to compete with the likes of Facebook and Twitter with the soon to be released “Google Buzz”. Since Google has yet to activate “Buzz” within my Gmail account, I will save my opinions as it relates… Read more »

Apps for Air, Apps for Space, Apps for Earth, Apps for Life, Apps for Humanity

Guide for Creating your own Apps for XXX: http://www.appsfordemocracy.org/guide-to-creating-your-own-apps-for-democracy/ Want to be able to easily add gadgets and apps to your own Agency’s OpenGov Dashboard? Favorite OpenNASA/OpenGov at Gov 2.0 LA. Deadline Jan 30, midnight EST: http://gov20la.org/shape-camp-agenda/most-voted.html Do you have a NASA email address? Want to be part of OpenNASA? Send an email to the… Read more »