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Google Reader is being retired

on Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

As I opened my favorite RSS reader this morning – Google Reader, I received a pop-up that it will be retired on July 1, 2013.  News from Google’s official blog states: “We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites.Read More…


YBuy Lets You Try a Product Before You Buy It

on Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News

The newly-launched try-before-you-buy online subscription service, YBuy, lets you try a product for 30 days before deciding to buy.  For a monthly fee of $24.95, subscribers can try any of a wide variety of products – like iPads, Jawbone headsets, Keurig coffee machines, TaylorMade drivers, Dyson heaters, iRobot Roomba vacuums – for 30 days.  IfRead More…


Explore the Solar System with NASA

on Sunday, September 11th, 2011
Posted in: News

Man has been exploring space since the dawn of time.  First by seeing pictures in the stars and making up stories of gods, then by using optics and physics to understand that Earth is not the center of the universe, and finally by venturing into space with manned and unmanned crafts.  A wealth of informationRead More…


Real-time Searching with Leapfish

on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Posted in: News

If someone asked me which website that I spend the more than 50% of my overall surfing time on, I’d have to say Google. Using a search engine to find information is hard-wired into our brains these days. Overall, search engines aren’t overly exciting though. They do their job with little applause. Probably the lastRead More…


Who’s that guy in the polka dot t-shirt?

on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I’m great with faces, but I’m horrible remembering names. Now there’s a website that can help people like me. It’s called What’s your name? and it allows you to submit pictures of people whose names that you can’t remember. If someone recognizes the person, they can email you with his or her name. Crisis solved!Read More…