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My iPhone’s keyboard annoys the &*# out of me.

April 4, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Image via CrunchBase I carry both an iPhone and a Blackberry. Several people I know carry this configuration. A lot of people look at me with almost disdain when they realize I carry two phones. Immediately they ask “WHY!?” with an air of surprise, disgust, and almost anguish. The simplest answer is that typing on […]

Polar RS400 Review : A mega heart rate monitor for the new year’s resolutions

January 1, 2009 by · 40 Comments 

On my continued quest to find the best heart-based training tool out there, and to now seriously start my new year’s health resolutions, I got myself a Polar RS400 heart rate monitor (technically I received it for Christmas). I preferred the RS400 over the higher end (and far more expensive) RS800cx model because most of […]

Garmin 50 Watch Review

December 2, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

A friend of mine recently bought a Garmin 50 that I felt compelled to pull a Sylar on. Having an EDGE 705 GPS device for my bike, I figured the Garmin 50 was a cool supplement I could get for my days when I wanted to just have my heart rate orĀ  train on a […]

Location Based Services Part 2: Privacy Concerns & Other Hurdles to Adoption

September 21, 2008 by · 28 Comments 

Privacy has always been an issue preventing the mass appeal of Location Based Services (LBS) in the past. A lot of the really cool mobile application ideas have already been attempted in one shape or another in the past, but privacy concerns were continuously cited as the key reasons for their slow user adoption. Since […]

Location Based Services Part 1: The iPhone 3G experience

September 15, 2008 by · 92 Comments 

Image by jeanphony via Flickr I recently bought an iPhone 3G to see how both the on-board GPS and the easy to use UI could help make location based services (LBS) more mainstream. My first experience with useful LBS was with an application called Vindigo. Vindigo ran on my close to first-gen Palm Treo. It […]

Garmin EDGE 705 Review: The Ultimate Cycling Computer

September 7, 2008 by · 32 Comments 

Every once in a while there comes a device that radically changes how I experience an activity. The Palm Treo (yes, way back when) redefined SMS for me, being the first to do the ‘chat’ style SMS UI that the iPhone is now known for. The Ericsson T28 was the first phone that I used […]

Quick way to convert .tcx files into other formats such as Google Earth KML

June 14, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

Image via Wikipedia This aptly named site GPSies.com has a great file converter which will allow you to convert GPS files from your Garmin device to be used within Google Earth. Pretty handy site.. now if I could only get my GPS watch to work better! Related articles Brits Use Google Earth to Crash Residential […]