If you've been following this series, you'll know that I explained the LAN and WAN ports on a home router in part 1. And now, I need to tell you how you can use this information to remotely access your device at home. For example, if you know how to use Remote Desktop, a built-in feature of Windows, to control a computer in a different room of your home, how about doing that from somewhere away from home, and save … Read more
Google's doodles aren't universally popular.
Last week, the Washington Post published an opinion from Justin Moyer, who suggested that history's great names had become "marketing tools."
Of course, it's not just Google that has featured famous people. Apple's "Here's To The Crazy Ones" as is all about a company attaching itself to history's rebels in order to sell a computer.
Still, for Martin Luther King Jr. day, Google offers a simple, peaceful rendition of Dr. King.
Moyer in his piece wrote: "We'd be appalled if McDonald's … Read more
Japan just can't get enough shiny, new trains.
While California is up to its eyeballs in legal battles over its proposed high-speed railway, Japan is adding another branch to its extensive bullet train network, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.
Operator JR East has begun tests of its swishy new Series E7 bullet train, which starts runs from Tokyo to Nagano in the spring, then the Sea of Japan coastal area in 2015, and possibly Osaka after 2025. … Read more
Fix-it Felix Jr. is more than just a movie tie-in game from Disney; it is a well-made homage to classic arcade games that perfectly captures the endless, addictive appeal of those games. Like a cross between Rampage and Donkey Kong, you must repair the windows that Ralph breaks as you move your way up the building, level to level. The game has the look and feel of an old arcade classic and it plays smoothly without slowdown, breaks, or upgrade reminders.
After installing Fix-it Felix Jr. you can start playing immediately, though there is the occasional ad from Disney promoting … Read more
You know the drill.
People are accused of doing something not quite legal, and the authorities catch up with them through a social network.
You know the thrill.
Whenever you've done something vaguely exciting like trimming your fingernails or buying a lot of burgers, you just have to let someone know. Actually, these days you just have to let everyone know.
And so it came to pass that four young men in California stand accused of breaking into a car, stealing a credit card (among other things), and then eating at Carl's Jr.
The last might not seem … Read more
Japanese trains are known for their punctuality, speed, and safety, especially when it comes to bullet trains. Comfort and convenience, yes. Luxury, not so much.
But regional railway JR Kyushu has launched a deluxe passenger service where a ticket for two can cost as much as $11,500.
HTC has officially rolled out its splashy new ad campaign with Robert Downey Jr. at the helm.
The full 2-minute commercial for HTC's new "Here's to Change" campaign is now online and it features zero talk of smartphones or Android. The trailer-length pitch is, instead, playful and has the "Iron Man" star tossing out various suggestions as to what the letters "HTC" might represent.
The new spot is the first piece of HTC's three-part approach to re-establishing its brand among consumers. Rather than touting a laundry list of features and smartphone … Read more
HTC is counting on the lure of one of today's hottest actors to rev up consumer interest in its brand.
The mobile phone maker revealed Monday that it has signed a two-year deal with Robert Downey Jr. to be part of an ad campaign that is its most ambitious to date, according to HTC. Downey, who stars in the ads, also is working with HTC's ad agency to shape the direction of the campaign.
HTC is spending a healthy chunk of cash on the new promotion.
"As a publicly traded company in Taiwan, we cannot disclose exact … Read more
The HTC One is made of aluminum, but HTC is set to recruit an iron man to advertise it -- yes, the folks at High Tech Computers are reported to have signed "Avengers" and "Sherlock Holmes" star Robert Downey Jr. as the face of their phones.
Fresh from the success of "Iron Man 3," 48-year-old Downey Jr. is reported to be stuffing $12 million into his metal trousers for holding up an HTC phone on billboards, in TV ads and in print.