“Everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it,” said Mark Twain, long before the advent of the personal weather station.
You still can’t really do anything about the weather but you can certainly measure it, report about it, collect live weather data and send it to the Internet and display the results all over your house. That’s been my passion over the past 15 years, and I’ll show you how you can do it with your own personal weather station. Continue reading
If you’re a blogger, you also must be a photographer. Where to start? I’ve been taking pictures for 50 years, and I’m here to help.
In this post, I’ll show you 20 examples of product photography I’ve taken over the past year for the blog you’re reading now and on my previous job as senior editor of Mashable. I’ll tell you why I made the choices I did, and why I think these pictures work within the context of a personal blog. Continue reading
My writing partner John Biggs (TechCrunch, Gizmodo, The New York Times) and I talked with a cool guy the other day. Bob Andelman, known worldwide as “Mr. Media,” asked us about our newly released second edition of Bloggers Boot Camp. We talked about the book and a lot more for the better part of an hour.
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Bob asked us some great questions about blogging, creating content, and generally being cool on the Internet. Johnny and I talked about our experiences at Gizmodo, NBC Universal, Mashable and TechCrunch, and made each other laugh while we tossed out a plethora of blogging tips.
It was a great treat to be able to hang out with John in our first dual interview. Enjoy!
The newly released Galaxy S5 brings a 2.5GHz quad-core CPU and a gorgeous 5.1″ display to your hands, but only a 2800mAh battery. Brando has aimed to address this by releasing its Power Jacket series of cases in both covered and non-covered versions and with different battery capacities.
I put the $33 non-covered 3500mAh version of the case to the test for two weeks and gathered some real-world performance data and observations.
I’ve been looking for the perfect smartphone dock, and I’ve tried several candidates so far. My next contender is the Sarvi Dock, an undulating aluminum stand whose makers claim it works with a variety of cases and smartphones. Let’s see what it can do.
The D-Link SharePort Go III (DIR-510L) is a tiny travel router and charger that lets you wirelessly connect up to 5 devices to a single Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection. Making it even more valuable is its ability to charge up an iPad. And that’s not all it can do. Continue reading
Here’s a easy way to catch up on all the iPhone 6 rumors: Watch Sam Beckett’s quick iPhone Air video that encompasses all the latest scuttlebutt. Continue reading
Okay bloggers, how can you match the success of Upworthy, the junk merchant that’s figured out the secret to attracting vast hordes of Web and social media traffic? This infographic has the answers. Continue reading
Watch this remarkable demo of Apple CarPlay, the software that will bring iOS into almost every car. It’s going to change everything. This version, installed in a Volvo concept car at the Geneva Motor Show, is a good example of how easy CarPlay will be to use. Continue reading
Psst! Want to see the three coolest cars at the Geneva International Motor Show that opened today? Take a look at this trio of spellbinding galleries of supercars, two of which are almost attainable, and one that is all too real but seems more like a fantasy. Continue reading