Portables

Will You Webcast Your Funeral?

That question was phrased poorly.

You won’t be doing much of anything at your funeral. But would you want your funeral to be webcast for those who can’t attend? The practice is growing in popularity, according to a recent USA Today article.

The benefits, of course, are that those who live too far away, have no drivers license, …

Lexar’s First With a 128 GB SDXC Card

Professional photographers and videographers, and wealthy amateurs, take note: Lexar now sells an SDXC memory card with a whopping 128 GB of storage.

SDXC refers to the latest generation of SD memory cards. Theoretically, SDXC supports up to 2 TB of storage and transfer speeds of 104 MB per second. We’re not nearly there yet, but …

Apple Prepping Pay-By-Phone Chip For New iPhone This Year?

You’ll be hearing a lot more about NFC—near field communication—this year, as more and more cell phone manufacturers add NFC chips to their handsets. It’s basically a way to use your phone at a tap-to-pay credit card machine used by various retail stores. You may already have tap-to-pay built into one or more of your debit or credit …

Electronic Waste: Where Does It Go and What Happens To It?

Many people are aware of the disastrous effects that tossing old electronics in the garbage can have on the environment and take special care to dispose of these products properly. While most recycling centers will make sure that your devices are dismantled and reused, a recent NPR story shows us that companies might not be as honest …

Consumer Electronics Show: 11 Tech Trends for 2011

The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show has officially drawn to a close. The biggest tech show around, CES covers over 3 million square feet of floor space and draws over 100,000 industry insiders to Las Vegas in early January every year to set the tone for what we can expect to see from the world of technology in the not-too-distant future. …

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