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Santa’s Technology Roundup: The Best Products of 2014 with Some Surprises

Santa’s Technology Roundup: The Best Products of 2014 with Some Surprises

Monday, December 22, 2014

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View image | gettyimages.com Once a year we like to pause and take a look back at 10 technology products that really grabbed our attention. 2014 will be remembered as a spectacular year. So here’s what made the Nerd Vittles short list for 2014… Smartphone of the Year: It’s a 5-Way Tie And the winners in no particular order… Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6+, LG G3, HTC One M8, and Moto X.1 So which should you choose if you can… Read More ›

The Disappointing iPhone 6: Eight Generations of iOS and Bluetooth Still Sucks

The Disappointing iPhone 6: Eight Generations of iOS and Bluetooth Still Sucks

Monday, October 13, 2014

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Our technology reviews are a little different than the dozens of reviews you’ve probably already seen that read more like Apple press releases. First of all, we typically buy products to actually use. And second, we base our smartphone evaluations on real-world requirements rather than best case scenarios that you’re unlikely to ever experience in the real world. So we begin our review of the iPhone 6 with the simple question: “Can it make calls?” Funny as this sounds, it’s… Read More ›

FMC: The Future of Telephony with Vitelity’s vMobile and Asterisk in the Cloud

FMC: The Future of Telephony with Vitelity’s vMobile and Asterisk in the Cloud

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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If making phone calls from a web browser is what you’ve always longed for, then you’re in good company with Google and its future direction in the telephony space. Call us old fashioned but this strikes us as a solution in desperate need of a problem. What’s wrong with a Plain Old Telephone or a smartphone for making connections with friends and business associates? The real head scratcher is the fact that the WebRTC and Hangouts push demonstrates that the… Read More ›

Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle: More RedHat Legal Shenanigans with CentOS

Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle: More RedHat Legal Shenanigans with CentOS

Monday, January 20, 2014

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As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of CentOS, the Community Enterprise Operating System, all is not well in Open Source Land. If you haven’t heard, CentOS “joined forces” with Red Hat while you were enjoying the Christmas holiday. And RedHat wasted little time attempting to morph CentOS into a Trademark Minefield much as RedHat has done with its other “open source” projects. If you look at the new CentOS.org web site, RedHat proclaims a New Look and New CentOS. New,… Read More ›

Adventures in Twitterland: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Adventures in Twitterland: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Today is Twitter’s Coming Out Party with what could be 2013’s Biggest IPO. By the closing bell today, the U.S. probably will have a couple new billionaires. As one commenter on USA Today’s site noted, “I can’t get into the IPO. I’m too busy tweeting.” Unfortunately, we’re not. Having just returned from a quick visit to New York earlier this week, we were greeted by the following message when we logged into our Twitter account: Why is my account suspended?… Read More ›

WebRTC: Asterisk Joins the Brave New World of Real Time Communications

WebRTC: Asterisk Joins the Brave New World of Real Time Communications

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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This week we’ll be wading into the world of real time communications and the Asterisk® 11 implementation of WebRTC, a JavaScript API that makes it easy to build click-to-call systems and softphone interfaces using nothing more than a web page. To simplify the task of creating an Asterisk 11/WebRTC platform, we’ve created a free virtual appliance for you that can be deployed in a matter of minutes on any Windows®, Mac®, Linux® or Solaris® desktop using Oracle’s VirtualBox®. In producing… 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 NeoRouter VPN: A Star Is Born

Introducing NeoRouter VPN: A Star Is Born

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Today we’re pleased to introduce a new one-minute installer for NeoRouter VPNs using PBX in a Flash 2 server. All of the software is free, and NeoRouter server and client software is free for up to 256 connections.