Month: November 2012

FitBit Ultra is a pedometer but so much more

C’mon, we are a Twinkies society, and the (sad) fact that Hostess, the company that makes the gooey cream-filled cakes, is going belly-up, isn’t going to help America get into shape any faster. Hostess closing simply means more people are looking for work, more families are struggling, but as long as there’s a McDonald’s around

Life with my iPhone 5 is going just fine

It’s been a couple of weeks since I switched from the dark side of Android to my Apple iPhone 5 and I must say life is going just fine. It was no secret I was eventually going to the iPhone. I’ve owned three iPods, a Mac desktop and two laptops. I would have owned more

Nintendo adds Wii U kiosks for hands-on demos before launch

So we walk in our local GameStop Sunday and what’s that sitting beside the door? A shiny white new Nintendo Wii U. The new console launches Nov. 18. We got to spend about 15 minutes with the machine, standing in front of several other sweaty-handed gamers who were anxious for some hands-on time with that

Honda caves to pressure with Civic quick fix

Well, the mighty Honda is redesigning its vaunted Civic a little more than a year after its debut as an all-new model. Why is this news? It takes years to design, test, tweak and deliver a new model, even if it’s an update to an existing model. We are talking millions of dollars in research

Halo 4 videogame making entertainment history

Can a videogame really make more dough in its first week than the Avengers blockbuster movie? Yes, and there are a whole lot of teens who are filling up GameStops around the country. “Consumer demand and excitement for ‘Halo 4’ is even greater than we anticipated,” said Tony Bartel, GameStop president. “Day-one sales of ‘Halo

AT&T launches Samsung Galaxy camera — and a discount

Samsung’s new Galaxy Camera will be available for AT&T customers Nov. 16 for $500. A little steep, you think? Well, AT&T is sweetening the deal. For a limited time, AT&T customers can get up to $100 bucks off the camera or any Galaxy handset. To get the discount, just sign a new two-year agreement on