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Technology Ecosystems – Good for Profits, Bad for Consumers

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

In 1992 Nintendo won a lawsuit against Atari and was able to lock-out third-party software vendors from providing games for its gaming systems unless they purchased a key (license). Since then the Holy Grail of gaming, smartphone and now computer system companies was to bring to market systems where they had control of every third-party Read More…

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Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 Portable Color Scanner Review

on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The ScanSnap Color Scanner from Fujitsu is one of those products that surprised me when I first used it. It surprised me because it works so well. The scanning was surprisingly fast and the scanned images were a perfect copy.  I had to stop myself from scanning any picture and document I could get my Read More…

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iVoice R1 Bluetooth Car Kit Review

on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
Posted in: Car Gear, Wireless

Despite my extra geekiness and my affinity for electronic gadgets and toys, I only very recently acquired a cell phone with bluetooth. I’d been using a Motorola V325 with Verizon for three years (try this – they’ll start begging you to upgrade to a new phone a few months after your “New every two” date), Read More…