In the Spirit of Gutenberg: Blogs and the Democracy of Ideas

By Lyle Bateman Contributing Writer, [GAS] From a perspective of some six centuries later, it’s pretty easy to see the revolution inherent in the idea of movable type and the printing press. Once a hugely expensive endeavor confined to the scriptoriums of only super-wealthy patrons, book production was suddenly a fraction of the cost. Books, once highly […]

Google GrandCentral: One (Phone) Ring to Rule Them All

By Rob Dunn Contributing Writer, [GAS] GrandCentral is a new and exciting telco/Web 2.0 service. Created by Craig Walker (ex-CEO Dialpad Communications) and Vincent Paquet (ex-Director of Business Development at Yahoo!), their new service offers users a way to take some serious control over their “tele-identity.” GrandCentral boasts a myriad of features that would surely […]

Blocking Network Packets – The Comcast Fiasco

Sometimes you just can’t be neutral. That, apparently, is the reasoning behind Comcast’s recently revealed actions regarding several peer-to-peer applications, including BitTorrent. In case you haven’t been following the story, here’s a quick rundown. It started five days ago when the Associated Press ran a story called “Comcast Blocks Some Internet Traffic.” In this story, […]

Google and IBM help students reach for the clouds

By Sterling Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS]  It’s always a challenge for colleges and universities to keep up with advancing technology.  Back when I was hiring people, I was often disappointed by the lack of exposure to current practice obtained by new graduates during the course of their matriculation.  Technology advances so rapidly that unless you […]

Sony XEL-1: Large OLED displays now a reality

If you had problems sorting through the different kinds of display technologies in the past, here’s news that may discourage some of you even further. Sony announced yesterday that in early December, they will launch a new television featuring organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology. This technology is already being used in many products that have […]

Welcome to [GAS] 2.0!

Hello Everyone! We’d like to welcome you all to the new and (we hope) improved [GAS]. This little project of ours has taken a long time to realize, but after a few long months of procrastination, we finally arrived at our destination. As you can see, [GAS] 2.0 is definitely a big step up from […]