Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Asus O!Play HDP-R1 Digital Media Player Review
Perhaps one the more significant defining digital attributes of the first decade of the the 21st Century could be the size of the ginormous digital media collections so many of us have amassed--media collections made of up a disparate assortment of video, photos, and audio files from a wide variety of sources. The advent of digital cameras and digital camcorders has converted many people into virtual shutterbugs and documentarians--collecting events from our lives, ranging from the mundane to the life altering. No longer encumbered by the time and cost of having to send film off to be developed and processed, the only seeming limitation is having enough storage space to hold all the content that we create. Many people also create digital copies of commercial movies, such as ripping DVDs; not to mention the increasing availability of downloadable movies and TV shows--from origins legal and otherwise. And lest we forget the large audio collections that many folks have amassed from ripping audio CDs as well as acquiring digital audio files (once again, via legitimate and other means)...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Techliciousness Blog: Gabbing With the Sound ID 400 Bluetooth Headset
Those who know me well enough, know that I’m not much of a phone person--which is to say I don’t like to talk on the phone much… I’m more of a talk-to-you-in-person, eye-to-eye, kind of guy. But then again, as my wife likes to point out, I’m not much of a talker to begin with... She says I’m a good listener, and claims that I only speak up when I have something meaningful to say. I’m happy that she sees me this way--even if I don’t quite agree with the assessment--but I’ll still take the compliment, thank you very much. This actually marks a strong contrast to my childhood, when it was near impossible to get me to shut up. My father used to joke that I was vaccinated with a phonograph needle (if you are too young to know what a phonograph needle is, go look it up). But I digress...