Articles By: Steven Hodson

Guy asks Facebook for his ‘social network’ history and gets 1,222 PDFs

Guy asks Facebook for his ‘social network’ history and gets 1,222 PDFs

0 December 14, 2011 7:45 pm

For all the whining that goes on about privacy and how Facebook is always messing with the boundaries of what is right to share and what is private we still keep posting a whole lot of crap on places like Facebook, […]

British Gas testing smartphone app to control appliances remotely

British Gas testing smartphone app to control appliances remotely

0 December 13, 2011 9:40 pm

Home automation has always been kind of a holy grail when it comes to technology, especially any kind of automation that you can perform remotely. The only problem is that up until now this has been pretty difficult to do […]

Leaked AP memo tells employees that they must beat blogs

Leaked AP memo tells employees that they must beat blogs

0 December 13, 2011 9:06 pm

The Associated Press, otherwise known as AP, have a hate – hate relationship with anything to do with the Internet but with bloggers in particular. It’s not just that the AP is the sole provider of about 95% of the non-local ‘news’ that shows […]

Spotify held ransom by secret record label demands

Spotify held ransom by secret record label demands

0 December 12, 2011 9:57 pm

This is definitely a case of good luck luck with that whole profit making idea given that Spotify is having to deal with some recently leaked secret demands from the record labels. It’s not bad enough that the record labels […]

EU calls for tools to help bloggers living in repressive regimes

EU calls for tools to help bloggers living in repressive regimes

0 December 9, 2011 9:41 pm

Even though bloggers in the US and Canada still have problems being accepted as legitimate news outlets we at least don’t have to deal with repressive regimes that have no problem jailing, or worse, those that they deem dangerous to […]

Does sales tax really affect online sales? Not so much apparently

Does sales tax really affect online sales? Not so much apparently

0 December 9, 2011 7:40 pm

One of the really nice things about shopping online is not having to pay sales tax. It might not seem like a lot of money when buying small items but once you start getting into multiple items or big ticket […]

Android Market racking up the downloads at 1 billion a month

Android Market racking up the downloads at 1 billion a month

0 December 6, 2011 7:44 pm

Android is popular, of that there is no doubt; but then being “free” and thereby making the enprice to the consumer a little more palatable doesn’t hurt it either. Nowhere more apparent is this popularity that the Android Market and the […]

Carrier IQ problems go global as European regulators get in on the act

Carrier IQ problems go global as European regulators get in on the act

0 December 5, 2011 7:55 pm

I’ve never understood the blindness of companies that lets them do stuff like Carrier IQ is doing, especially in this day and age of almost instant information. For those that might have been hiding under a rock in the past […]

Face-swapping magic coming for low-budget digital film-making

Face-swapping magic coming for low-budget digital film-making

0 December 2, 2011 10:41 pm

If there is one area where the idea of trickle-down works it has to be in technology. In the beginning any new technology is always expensive but over time it begins the downward curve where it becomes more accessible to […]

Mall owners realize a very bad idea when they see one and pull tracking plans

Mall owners realize a very bad idea when they see one and pull tracking plans

0 November 28, 2011 9:03 pm

The other day there was some interesting news about how a couple of malls in the United States planned on tracking shoppers, anonymously of course, as they went about their Christmas shopping. They handed out the typical line that this […]

Report reveals that smartphones only have 26% of the global market

Report reveals that smartphones only have 26% of the global market

0 November 28, 2011 7:03 pm

If you pay any attention to the tech blogosphere you would think that smartphones rule the world, that everyone and their grandmother has one. It turns out that this might not be the case if a new report from VisionMobile […]

The UAE a dangerous place for bloggers as another goes to jail for 3 years

The UAE a dangerous place for bloggers as another goes to jail for 3 years

0 November 27, 2011 4:34 pm

Over here in the part of the world where the worst we can get for expressing our opinions is some pepper spray in the face or getting a little roughed up by law enforcement. In other places in the world […]

Penguin Books says no to e-book library lending

Penguin Books says no to e-book library lending

0 November 22, 2011 9:54 pm

I’m still debating the whole getting an e-reader thing but there is no denying that they are becoming increasingly popular which means people are looking for more ways to get books on them, and one of those ways has been […]

Poor AT&T, FCC throws another roadblock in their direction

Poor AT&T, FCC throws another roadblock in their direction

0 November 22, 2011 8:53 pm

About the only people who think that the AT&T purchase of T-Mobile is a good idea is probably AT&T, T-Mobile board members and the lawyers involved; because when it comes to the rest of the world there isn’t any enthusiasm […]