Review: Epson WorkForce 600 Wireless All-In-One Printer

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Today I’m trying out the new Epson WorkForce 600 printer/copier/scanner/fax combo.  To make a long story short: at less than $200 (about $149 at some outlets) it delivers a lot of printer for the money.  But not everything in this review is rosy.  Read on for the full story […]

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T-Mobile’s Change of Heart

GAS was just one of the many blogs on Tuesday to mention the bandwidth cap on the new Android G1 phone from Google/T-Mobile. Well, they changed that policy so fast that I think I have whiplash. Granted, it could have been due to new customers complaining, but I’m more inclined to thank the Power of […]

Could Google Take a Seat at the Telecom Table?

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Contrary to popular belief, Google is a large, rich, mysterious company.  Oh wait, that’s extremely obvious in everything they do.  In fact, they recently demonstrated their mysteriousness by releasing Google Chrome with about one day’s notice to the internet at large.  Instead of stirring up hype or even accidentally […]

Cell Phones…For Your Health?

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Some new mobile technology is aiming to turn your cell phone into a health machine. It’s a refreshing change from the fear-inducing reports circulating once again of the cell phone’s potential to cause cancer. A Pittsburgh cancer research doctor sent out a new warning last week asking his staff […]

Parking Goes High-Tech with New Wireless Sensor System

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] You’ll soon be able to find an open parking spot without having to do any actual searching in part of California. San Francisco is getting ready to debut what’s being billed as the largest mesh wireless parking network ever created. Streetline, a local company, is setting up 6,000 sensors […]

Cell Phone Offers Pedestrian Protection

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Your cell phone could soon protect you from getting hit by a car. Oki is showing off its new “Safety Mobile Phone” at a wireless expo in Japan this week. The phone will sound an alarm when it gets too close to a car that’s also equipped with a […]

SlyDial: Voice Communication, Without the Interaction

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] A new service can let you take the personal touch out of voice communication. SlyDial gives you the option to dial directly into anyone’s voicemail — whether they’re on the same cell phone provider as you or not. You can use it for free if you don’t mind listening […]

The End Of The Mouse Is Nigh?

In 1963, while working at Stanford University, Dr. Douglas Engelbart invented the mouse. By 1970, he had successfully applied for and received the US patent for this revolutionary device, but would never receive a single penny in royalties for his creation. His patent expired in 1987, which was a year or two before the explosion […]