Electrical Outlet

Electrical Outlet

Hey, Verizon people, Tim thinks you should get the iPhone 4

Tim Borbely of Urbana is a self-proclaimed Apple fanboy, and not-quite "PowerUser" of all types of consumer electronics. He probably can (but really REALLY doesn't wanna) help you fix / hook up your computer / phone / tv / game system / modem / router.

Eww! Get that song outta here!

So my co-worker Christine des Garennes tells me that something she just typed reminds her of Wang Chung.

I curse to myself because now I know I will have it in my head, just like you do: Everybody, Wang Chung tonight!

iPhone for Verizon: What say you?

Updated 11:40 a.m.

You surely have heard by now: The iPhone 4 is coming to Verizon. Two hundred bucks for the 16-gig version with a new two-year contract.

And Verizon says its existing customers will get first crack at the "reserved quantity" the company has.

And that's the way it was, and we LIKED it

Conversation that just took place in the newsroom.

There goes my spare time

I'll be playing  conducting research with this for a little while.

4G coming to lots more places in 2011

Verizon on Thursday announced a major expansion of its 4G high-speed network. (See Darrell Hoemann's review of the 4G service from the Braggin' Rights game and Texas Bowl.)

Photo editor can't wait for 4G to arrive in C-U

News-Gazette photo editor Darrell Hoemann takes over today to report on a tech device he was able to put to the test recently:

When Verizon announced its new 4G network, I took notice immediately.

Some hits, some misses for Samsung Continuum

I’ve had the Samsung Continuum for several weeks now, and it epitomizes the dilemma of choosing a cell phone these days.

Think you’re getting the best phone there is, and then someone says, “Hey, check out my new phone.”

Right after you’ve locked up that two-year contract for your new phone.

Got an Android phone? Here are some cool apps

In the fall, I met up with good friends in southwestern Wisconsin for a trip we try to make every year to Taliesin, the estate of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Phone saves road trip

So it’s noonish, a gray November day, somewhere along I-24 between Paducah and Chattanooga, headed south-southeast toward the Florida Keys.