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Faster Forward: February 1, 2009 - February 7, 2009

What Should Your Next Car Stereo Connect To?

I spent a couple of hours yesterday afternoon wandering through the exhibits at the Washington Auto Show and looking for one thing in particular: car stereos built for digital music. (Actually, the previous sentence is not quite accurate: I devoted more time to gawking at Corvettes than my stated research...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 6, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Gadgets , Music  
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iReview iLife, iWork

The short version of today's review of Apple's new iLife and iWork suites: I'll spend my own money on a copy of iLife '09, but I think I'll sit out iWork '09. That's partially because I spend a lot more time in iLife -- in iPhoto in particular -- than...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 5, 2009; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Mac , Music , Pictures , Productivity , The Web , Video  
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Greatest Google Street View Hack Ever?

Something doesn't look right in this random alley in Pittsburgh when you inspect it using Google Maps' Street View option. It should be deserted on a rainy morning, but instead there's a marching band on either side of the street. In a garage, two people stand in lab coats next...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 3, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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PostPoints tip: Hibernation is for bears, sleep is for laptops

If your Windows laptop seems to take far too long to go to sleep, then wake up and get back to work, it may be set to hibernate. In this mode, Windows saves the state of your system to a file on the hard drive and then shuts down. This...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 3, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tips  
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Pay To Watch Ads? Sure

Like many of you, I watched a football game last night. Like many of you, I paid particular attention to the commercials. Like some of you, I then went online to watch the ads again -- in this case, at a video site called Hulu. Hulu had itself run an...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 2, 2009; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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