Breaking up with BlackBerry

- November 25th, 2011

We had a great run, you and I. But all good things...

If there’s anything Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore taught us, it’s that love doesn’t always last forever. That we might look to celebrities for this wisdom is both depressing and terrifying, but there it is.

Thus it’s with a mixture of trepidation and liberation that I’m ending a long-term relationship of my own this week. After much hand-wringing and gut-checking, I am finally breaking up with my BlackBerry.

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Get cash or karma for your old gear

- July 27th, 2011

Gazelle

We all hear about the impressive features when new devices are announced, but rarely do we discuss their built-in obsolescence. Unfortunately our rabid consumption of the latest and greatest has led to a huge eWaste problem. Luckily there are a couple of good options to keep working products in use as long as possible and extend their life.

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‘Best of Spring’ critiques

- June 30th, 2011

PS3 spring gaming

Well, summer is here, and in addition to the usual glut of summer previews (brace yourselves, folks) ‘tis very much the season for ‘Best of Spring’ critiques and primers on “things you might have overlooked.” To this end, I found my attention turning chiefly to the Playstation 3.

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