Posts by Susan Steade

  • iPhone 5: The morning after

    You almost wanted to hear Tim Cook say, “Well, it’s a tad bit fatter than the 4S.” Just for something different. But, no, the iPhone 5, introduced Wednesday in San […]

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  • Amazon shopping: Adding tax, reducing shipping time

    Under a state law taking effect Saturday, Amazon.com (and dozens of other online retailers) will begin charging sales tax on shipments to California. The details, as reported by Mike Rosenberg in […]

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  • Quoted: A space elevator might just work

    “The problem with going to the stars is only the first few hundred miles.” –  Dr. Michio Kaku, addressing the possibility of a space elevator, as the organization 100 Year […]

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  • Off topic: Huge convenience store, Tolkien, sheep, crash, crutch words

    A tour of the world’s largest convenience store, in Texas (check out the jerky display at 1:25).  Tolkien recites a poem in Elvish.  Two short, strange videos: A screaming sheep, […]

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  • The mall’s on Fire; plus, where to watch the Apple event

    This week’s hotly awaited device is in the hot little hands of the reviewers, and they’ve swiped and tapped their way to a consensus: Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD is a […]

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  • Zuck sans hoodie: Cool in the spotlight

    When 30 minutes of talk yields millions of words of coverage, you know Zuck’s on stage. In his first public appearance since the company’s stock offering, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg […]

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  • Quoted: A Nigerian with a different problem

    “He was stranded (at a space station) in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved.  … He is in good humor, but wants to come home.” – The latest spin […]

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  • Off topic: Big Dog, Harriet the Spy, ugly motel, spiders two ways

    Kinda creepy, kinda hilarious, it’s the latest version of the robotic “Big Dog.”  The cost of being Harriet the Spy (and other adventurous fictional kids). “The ugliest, and somehow the […]

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  • Apple unveilings: iPad loses wait? And what’s new, pussycat

    The surprise at Wednesday’s Apple announcement might be how quick the iPad 2 is in your hot little hands. AppleInsider says it has “reason to believe” there will be a […]

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  • While you were weekending

    Flash: It snowed! In lesser news over the weekend: • Gmail had problems. An estimated 120,000 users of Google’s e-mail service had trouble getting into their accounts and/or found that […]

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