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Don’t Hurry: A First Look at Google Glass with Google Glass Frame

Don’t Hurry: A First Look at Google Glass with Google Glass Frame

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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It’s one thing to read about new technology, and quite another to actually try it out. We’ve been holding off on Google Glass awaiting support for prescription lenses. Well, it’s finally here. And Nerd Uno was one of the first to receive the new Google Glass Frames. Having spent the better part of a week with the new technology, here’s our review. Let’s start with the price tag. Ours came to $1,868.75. That’s before you add the cost of prescription… Read More ›

Taking a Page from Asterisk: How Far We Have Come

Taking a Page from Asterisk: How Far We Have Come

Monday, July 22, 2013

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We’ve never written about paging technology before, and this is one of those areas of VoIP telephony where it certainly paid to wait. What a difference a few years makes! At least in the Asterisk® context, SIP-based paging traditionally involved issuing a Page command with a list of extensions in your dialplan. The wrinkle was that each VoIP phone manufacturer had its own SIP header to trigger autoanswer on its phones. And, without autoanswer, paging becomes next to worthless with… Read More ›

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 2013 Cellphone Navigation Guide

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 2013 Cellphone Navigation Guide

Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Every year or so we like to take a fresh look at the cell phone landscape and reassess what makes the most sense for business, personal, and family use in terms of cost, functionality, and performance. Last year’s favorite based upon both cost and feature set was StraightTalk which offered unlimited talk, text, and data (sort of) on either the AT&T or T-Mobile network for $45 a month. Since that article was released, StraightTalk has quietly dropped the AT&T offering… Read More ›

The Bluetooth Revolution: Watch What We Can Do

The Bluetooth Revolution: Watch What We Can Do

Monday, April 30, 2012

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Some amazing Bluetooth developments are paving the way to smarter vehicles and watches. Today we’ll show you some of them and introduce a slick network management utility for use with your new Sony SmartWatch.

Introducing PPTP VPNs: The Travelin’ Man’s Best Friend

Introducing PPTP VPNs: The Travelin’ Man’s Best Friend

Monday, April 9, 2012

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PPTP VPNs provide home-away-from-home transparency to home office network services. Simply stated, with a PPTP VPN, you get a private IP address on the home office LAN that lets you do almost anything you could have done sitting at a desk in the home office. Today we’re pleased to introduce a 2-minute installer for PBX in a Flash servers.

11/11/11: To Celebrate Nerd New Year’s, Please Welcome…

11/11/11: To Celebrate Nerd New Year’s, Please Welcome…

Friday, November 11, 2011

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Coming celebrate 11-11-11 with us and enjoy our new web site, just for nerds: Nerd Vittles Daily Dump. We’ve got up-to-the-minute tech news that’s an easy read once or twice a day: http://nerdvittles.com/dailydump

Android 3 Deal of the Year: Acer Tab for Under $300

Android 3 Deal of the Year: Acer Tab for Under $300

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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You’re not going to find a better deal on an Android 3 tablet probably ever. So run, don’t walk, to your nearest Target store to buy the best dual-core Android tablet on the market. Here’s why…

How Good Can a $298 Android Tablet Be?

How Good Can a $298 Android Tablet Be?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Here’s the best tablet deal on the planet. The feature set and performance are surprisingly good.