Of Palm Pilots & Milestones… – Doc’D #50

In this technology-themed episode, which is also the FIFTIETH EPISODE of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, influence, and lasting legacy of the Palm Pilot Personal Digital Assistant. Continue reading “Of Palm Pilots & Milestones… – Doc’D #50”

Sooo, yeah….Pepsi is launching smartphones TODAY in China

In case you’re wondering what the latest baffling and confusing corporate branding decision will be, look no further than PepsiCo (you know, the Pepsi folks). According to Reuters, PepsiCo confirmed plans to launch smartphones and accessories in China, STARTING TODAY! That’s right; should you find yourself in China on this date, you can pick up your own Pepsi-branded smartphone!
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Carrier-Free SIM Cards Are HERE…in Holland.

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The country of Holland has quite the experience when it comes to tolerating things that other countries deem illegal (**wink-wink**).  However, this tiny nation has recently approved something other than that thing that could be used for medicinal reasons. Holland passed a measure that ratified the use of blank SIM cards untied to a specific (or ANY) wireless carrier, allowing the ability for users to make whatever tweaks possible for them to use any wireless network that is best for them. Continue reading “Carrier-Free SIM Cards Are HERE…in Holland.”

“Do You Samsung?” – Doc’D #2

This month’s technology-inspired episode of Documented (Doc’D) is about the history, innovations, and nerdy-geekery of Samsung, from their humble beginnings to their rise a one of the world’s top companies. Continue reading ““Do You Samsung?” – Doc’D #2”

EcoXPower: Charge Your Phone & Head/Tail Lights While You Bike

It may not be news to most people of using the power of pedaling your bicycle to charge your phone or power headlights.  However, the folks over at the EcoXPower are bringing a whole new concept to the table (sort of).  Their new device for your bicycle will allow you to power BOTH your phone and lights at the SAME TIME!  THE FUTURE!!   Continue reading “EcoXPower: Charge Your Phone & Head/Tail Lights While You Bike”

University of Utah Researchers Create ‘Spintronic’ LED: Brighter, Cheaper & Eco-friendly

Question! Have you ever hear of spintronics? No? Well, it is the technology that exploits both the intrinsic spin of the electron and its associated magnetic moment, in addition to its fundamental electronic charge, in solid-state devices.  There.  You’ve learned something today.  Now, I told you that to tell you this: a group of physicists at the University of Utah are applying spintronics in a way that could eventually make HDTV screens look even sharper than they do now. Continue reading “University of Utah Researchers Create ‘Spintronic’ LED: Brighter, Cheaper & Eco-friendly”