Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010


For those of you who want to carry 256 gigabytes around on your keychain, Kingston is finally serving your needs. Kingston is now offering its Data Traveler 300 256GB model to anyone who can spare $1106.

Engadget reports that it will be capable of writing at 12mb/sec and reading at 25mb/sec.

The 256 gigabyte flash drive has yet to become available at Currently the flash drive that offers the most space that is available on is the Kingston Data Traveler 200 128 Gigabyte model. It can be yours for $399.99.

On an unrelated note, here’s the Declaration of Independence set to the tune of Apologize by One Republic.

Magazine Cover

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Photoshopped Portrait

Google is planning on expanding its empire with its new Buzz service. It is a social networking application that integrates with its email platform Gmail. It is unclear whether Buzz will steal the social networking crown from Facebook.

Google has had experience with social networking. Though it is a troubled experience. Their last social networking attempt was the Indian website Orkut. The site failed because of conflicts with the Indian government. Orkut was faced with decisions to censor its users when the Indian government ordered them to. If they did not comply with the order, Orkut officials could face jail time.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My photoshopped portrait.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I doubt Apple’s iPad will steal significant market share from Amazon’s Kindle. The iPad is priced at $499 for its 16 gigabyte model with Wi-Fi only. Whereas the Kindle is priced at $489 for its 4 gigabyte model with free Wi-Fi and 3G access. If you want 3G access on the iPad you have to shell out $29.99 per month.

The iPad can’t compete with the Kindle’s battery life either. The Kindle can be used a full week on a single charge with its wireless turned on. Whereas the iPad can only used for 10 hours.

The Kindle appeals to a niche market that isn’t interested in mobile internet and multimedia. The only area where I think Amazon could improve the Kindle on is the how its relationship with its publishers. There are fears that some publishers could refuse to sell their books on the Kindle because Amazon is forcing them to price their books at $9.99 or lower. Also Amazon could win over students if it decided to offer more textbooks on the Kindle.