Research suggests that observing the speed limit not only keeps
roads safe: it's helping you save on gas! The US Government's website www.fueleconomy.gov
states that fuel efficiency decreases rapidly after 60 mph. For every 5
mph over 60 you drive, it's like paying an additional $0.30 for
gasoline. For all those commuters bombing down the highway at 80 mph,
that's like paying $4.45 instead of $4.15. At 90 mph, you're not only
breaking the law, you're breaking your bank at a whopping $4.75 per
gallon. SUVs going 90...
When you buy one of Apple's [NADSAQ:AAPL] iPhone 3Gs, you're required to sign a new contract extending your allegiance to AT&T [NYSE:ATT] for two more years. Apparently Apple itself had to do the same thing when it negotiated a new deal with AT&T, extending exclusivity to AT&T for an additional year -- til 2010.
A couple of weeks back, I blogged about Samsung's [SEO:005930] gorgeous Series 9 LCDs. Those sets featured a trio of killer features -- the now-popular 120Hz refresh rate for smooth on-screen action, a powerful and even LED backlight, and localized dimming to achieve pitch blacks. Now LG [SEO:066570] is announcing a similar competitor dubbed the 47LG90.
I realize that calling myself a radical CEO is not going to come as a big shock to at least some of you. ITI humor being what it is, we've had buttons, t-shirts, bumper stickers, etc. for decades that say such things as, "Member - Little old ladies' quilting circle and terrorist society". When the attack of 9/11/2001 happened, I made sure to buy a new t-shirt with this on it. I'm sure you're not surprised..
People often describe themselves as master networkers. They attend gobs of events, pass out thousands of business cards and flit from group to group, doing everything they can to get people to buy from them. They spit out their elevator speech (quite frankly, I can’t stand an elevator pitch…I can smell one a mile away), often get confused in the delivering that boring speech, talk about themselves on and on and never stop to ask the other person “Tell me about you, and how can I help you succeed?”You see, I believe asking this question is the key to success with networking.
On Tuesday, I wrote a post on T. Boone Pickens, the oil colossus-gone-softy, who is currently waging a ubiquitous, multi-million-dollar ad campaign to convince Americans to stop guzzling gasoline like it’s Happy Hour at TGI Friday’s. Read my post here.
Part of the renewed appeal of Apple's [NASDAQ:AAPL] iPhone is the multitude of applications being written for its operating system. But like any hegemony, Apple hasn't given their developers free reign to write what they want. They've effected a kind of control by limiting the iPhone API, or application programming interface, which tells programmers the language in which their applications can communicate with the iPhone.
The new face of Facebook is already up for users to try out. And I hate it.
For most of the summer, www.new.facebook.com has been around for Facebook members to try out, but within the last month, Facebook has officially promoted it to groups of users at a time. This past week, a bar appeared on the top of my news-feed page saying, "The new Facebook is here! Try it now." I did, and I wasn't pleased with what I saw. Read more
Despite the popularity of the Nintendo [TYO:7974] DS in the United States, Japanese buyers are apparently bored with the device and sales are sinking (especially in comparison to Sony's [NYSE:SNE] PSP). According to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, that may spur Nintendo to release a whole new mobile gaming console in Q4. Here's what he says about the prospect: