DigitalLife 2007 A Huge Disappointment

 Posted by on 2007-09-28 at 19:19  Events, Mobile, News, Technology  Comments Off on DigitalLife 2007 A Huge Disappointment
Sep 282007
 

Maybe I set my expectations too high or maybe I am too critical, but DigitalLife 2007 was completely underwhelming. Being new to NYC I expected the “ultimate consumer technology, gaming & entertainment event of the year” to be an amazing experience. Wow, was I wrong.

I was expecting flashy booths and displays from some of the top electronics companies, however this was not the case. The few major companies with exhibits were showcasing the same stale old technology they’ve been schlepping for a while. Major companies you would expect to be at a show of this type were completely absent or under-represented. As far as “technology” offerings goes, many of the companies represented were “B-Level” companies. The gaming side of the convention was horrible with the notable exception of the Namco and Guitar Hero 3 booths. Virtually no other game producers were on hand to showcase their latest offerings. Entertainment wise, what entertainment? There was an exhibit at the Toshiba booth about HD-DVD and that is about it.
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DigitalLife 2007: What Do You Want Covered?

 Posted by on 2007-09-26 at 17:52  Events, Mobile, News, Technology  Comments Off on DigitalLife 2007: What Do You Want Covered?
Sep 262007
 

Well, I got my Press Credentials for Digital Life 2007! I would like to thank the folks over at Ziff Davis for processing my request at the last minute.

A big part of the reason for my attending DigitalLife is to cover some of the new technologies at the show. You may know from reading my blog that I love gadgets, so I will try and cover any of the revolutionary new items hitting the market soon. DigitalLife also has extensive gaming events and tons of exhibitors.

If there is anything you would like me to try and find out for you, just leave a comment below! I will do my best to find some information and report back in an article or comment! I’m looking forward to hearing some of your suggestions, questions, and comments. And as always, I’m in it for the Swag, and if I get anything really good I will try and find some way to give back to the readers! So lets hear your questions and I may pick you at random for some free stuff!

Any companies that would like to give me some Swag to share with readers, please contact me via the contact page so we can meet up! See you at the show!

Digital Life 2007 in NYC This Weekend

 Posted by on 2007-09-24 at 02:41  Events, News, Technology  Comments Off on Digital Life 2007 in NYC This Weekend
Sep 242007
 

Its almost time for the consumer electronics event of the year in NYC, DigitalLife 2007. Seems like all the geeks will be coming out of the woodwork. I’m excited for the event. It will be the first tradeshow I’ve attended since relocating to NYC last week. I will do my best to photograph and blog about the event. I’m hoping to score some teeshirts and others swag from exhibitors to share with my readers. If I get some good swag I’ll hold a contest and give some stuff away! (If you are an exhibitor attending Digital Life and want me to wear your company logowear around the convention center, drop me a line.)
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thew0rd Re-design and other News

 Posted by on 2007-09-20 at 20:50  the w0rd  Comments Off on thew0rd Re-design and other News
Sep 202007
 

Greetings all. I know I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve been very busy the past few weeks/months. I am beginning a total re-design and revamp of thew0rd. Hopefully it won’t take too long and I can get back to posting more soon. So please bear with me as I tweak the site a little over the next week.

Also, I’ve decided to discontinue the link summary postings. They look like crap. I’ve also decided to take a more casual tone with the blog, and let some more of my attitude shine through. You can still view my latest bookmarks from del.icio.us through the sidebar as well as articles I’ve dugg through digg.

I have been toying with the idea of including full stories in the RSS feed once again. My only hesitation is that in the past I have had content stolen. Some would say plagiarism is the ultimate form of flattery. I tend to agree, but at the same time it is frustrating to have people stealing my content. If any of you have suggestions as to if I should include the full text of stories in the RSS feed, let me know and I will think about it.

And finally, let me thank all of you who stop by once and a while to view this content… as sporadic as it is. Peace out and stay tuned.

Meebo introduces cross-network file transfer

 Posted by on 2007-09-11 at 19:44  Internet, News  Comments Off on Meebo introduces cross-network file transfer
Sep 112007
 

A long awaited feature of Meebo is finally a reality. Cross-network file transfers. You can now send and receive files from contacts using any service through Meebo. Now there is no reason not to use Meebo as your primary Instant Messaging client.

Meebo has also done a great job updating its interface over the last few weeks. I had been waiting a long time for a ‘black’ colored theme, and now they have one. Good work team Meebo!

Verizon makes things right and replaces my Treo 700w

 Posted by on 2007-09-08 at 13:29  Mobile, Stuff & Junk, Technology  Comments Off on Verizon makes things right and replaces my Treo 700w
Sep 082007
 

I love to rip on crappy companies as much as the next guy, but when a company does something RIGHT for a change, I don’t mind telling people about it. As you may know from reading thew0rd, Palm recently released a broken update (1.22) for the Treo 700w / 700wx series of phones. Palm then recalled the update a few days later screwing all of the early adopters, much like Apple has screwed early adopters of the iPhone by lowering the price. I have been battling with Verizon to replace my Treo 700w with the bad update, but the warehouse was out of phones with the old firmware. So I walked into the downtown Verizon flagship store and laid it out for the customer service guy.

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