Category: gadgets


I’ve been going through the process of moving my landline phone numbers to Google Voice and wanted to share my experience with others who might want to do the same thing. Technically I am moving from Vonage (having ported there from a wired landline a year ago) but the process is the same regardless of whether on Vonage or an actual landline (as both are treated the same from a porting perspective).

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Last winter I spent some time working on an LED lighting rig for my AR.Drone.  I had to teach myself more than I had expected regarding electricity, wiring, using resistors, etc, but it was pretty fun.  It took several weeks, but when I finally completed my working prototype, I made this quick video with my webcam.

Unfortunately, I found the Drone to be pretty unstable on my first test flight with the rig.  I’ve been working on reducing the weight to help compensate for the weight of the lights, but I haven’t had as much time to work on it lately.  Hopefully I can get back to it one of these days, as I think it would be AWESOME to see this flying at night.

Microsoft just released a clever new commercial called “Really?” for the Windows Phones:

I can’t imaging switching from iOS, but early reviews are sounding like the Windows Phone series could give Android a run for its money.  Wired makes a compelling reason as to why this might be.