I admit it: I'm a gadget freak. If this comes as a surprise, you just haven't been paying attention. Anyway . . . I read about Toshiba's new Kirabook on The Verge today. (A quick Google search revealed coverage in all the usual places, of course.) The more I read, the greater my desire. Okay, lust. There, [...]

In case you missed it (and if you're an RSS subscriber to the Aerie, chances are you did miss it), I kick-started the blog again on Tuesday with a new post. However, I discovered that FeedBurner didn't propagate the new article. After a bit of sleuthing, I tracked down the culprit: It seems that Google (which owns [...]

News Item: Android posts 250% year-over-year growth with 850k daily activations  As someone whose preference for a smartphone and tablet operating system (OS) is Android, this was heartening news, reported from the World Mobile Congress now playing in Barcelona. Personally, I believe the past year was Android's boom year, because of the increasing appeal of [...]

If so, you've come to the right place! The first 149 people who click the link below and accept may join Google Plus, the (relatively) new social sharing service from the search giant. If you're not familiar with G+, as we pioneers like to call it, it has some similarities to Facebook, except it's better. [...]

First of all, in case you only recently started following this blog, I am an unabashed fan of (just about) all things Google. I was an early adopter of Gmail, Buzz, and Wave. Gmail was a home run; the latter two (especially Buzz) were foul balls. I think Google may have hit for the cycle [...]

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