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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

LEGO Figures Make Perfect Cable Holders

Lifehacker--Who knew that LEGO designed their figures' hands perfectly to hold Apple lightning and other types of cables? Stick a LEGO brick on your desk, attach LEGO figure(s), and, voilà, an ingenious cord-catching solution.
February 06, 2018 Go to Lifehacker

CES 2018: What happened to last year's show hits?

CNET--Every January, gadget firms make a splash at CES. But what happens to those products afterwards?
February 05, 2018 Go to CNET

I used the Google Pixelbook as my only laptop at CES - and it completely converted me

Android Police - Android news, reviews, apps, games, phones, tablets--The Google Pixelbook is a truly excellent piece of hardware, as I stated in my review of it over two months ago. The refrain so often heard about Chromebooks, though, is that Chrome OS's limited application ecosystem prevents it from being a "serious" laptop operating system. As someone who frequently travels and has to be mobile as part of my job, I thought I'd put Google's laptop to the test in
January 24, 2018 Go to Android Police - Android news, reviews, apps, games, phones, tablets

Why Microsoft Resurrected A 15-Year-Old Mouse

Co.Design--Microsoft tried to kill its familiar corded IntelliMouse Explorer years ago. But the most discerning pointing device users on the planet weren’t willing to give it up.
January 17, 2018 Go to Co.Design

The one thing everybody forgets about Gartner's hype cycle, even in martech - Chief Marketing Technologist

Chief Marketing Technologist--The Gartner hype cycle is one of the more brilliant insights ever uncovered in the history of technology. I rank it right up there with Moore’s Law and Christensen’s model of disruptive innovation from below. Gartner’s hype cycle describe a 5-stage pattern that almost all new technologies follow: A technology trigger introduces new possibilities — …
January 10, 2018 Go to Chief Marketing Technologist

Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain

Medium--Everyone says the blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, is going to change EVERYTHING. And yet, after
December 23, 2017 Go to Medium

From Porn Sites to Starbucks Wi-Fi, CPUs Are Getting Hijacked to Mine Cryptocoins

Gizmodo--It’s one thing to wake up and discover that you missed the boat on a cryptocurrency boom that’s making a handful of people very wealthy. It’s another thing to find out that your computer is making someone else rich while it gives you poor performance and jacks up your electricity bill. With the spread of cryptojacking, that infuriating scenario is happening to more people.
December 14, 2017 Go to Gizmodo

Watch Out! Difficult-to-Detect Phishing Attack Can Steal Your Apple ID Password

The Hacker News--This Difficult-to-Detect Phishing Attack Can Easily Steal Your Apple ID Password
October 11, 2017 Go to The Hacker News

iPhone 8: Apple's Middle Child

WSJ--Where does the shiny new iPhone 8 fit in when there’s a flagship iPhone X and cheaper iPhone 7 models for sale?
September 27, 2017 Go to WSJ

Using Let's Encrypt with IIS on Windows

--Let's Encrypt is a new open source certificate authority that promises to provide free SSL certificates in a standardized, API accessible and non-commercial way.
September 20, 2017 Go to article