Monday, May 23, 2011

 Awesome Tech Gifts for College Grads; The Best Tech for Disaster; Why Thunderbolt is Dead in the Water

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By Lance Ulanoff
May 23, 2011

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Awesome Tech Gifts for College Grads

Across the country, young high school and college
graduates have their parents beaming with pride. The
graduates, sensing an opening, likely have a list of
requests tucked neatly under their quad-pointed caps.
They probably want a tech gadget to celebrate their
accomplishment. I recommend you comply; there's nothing
worse than a surly, ungifted college grad sulking around
your house all summer. These ideas will help you avoid a
painful summer.

The Best Tech for Disaster

Good news, the world did not end this weekend (some were
predicting it would), but the harsh reality is that very
bad things do happen and, if you're like me, you'd rather
do all you can now to prepare for the possibility of Mother
Nature's wrath visiting your doorstep. This tech gear can
help you survive.

Why Thunderbolt is Dead in the Water

I had no idea when we hired Download Squad's Sebastian
Anthony that he was such a pessimist. Yet, he does make
a compelling case on ExtrememTech for why Apple's latest
interface innovation (really Intel's Lightspeed) may not
outlast USB 3.0 and other high-speed interface options.
Follow the link to get the full story.

Apple Retail Store Revamp Adds iPad 2 Information Points

Apple celebrated its stores' 10th anniversary last week by
revamping retail outlets with a new way of delivering
information to customers. has all the details.

Dvorak: Skeptical of the Amazon eBook Sales Ratio

Amazon recently reported that ebook sales were now
officially outpacing hardcover sales. That's an amazing
turn of events. However, cranky columnist John C. Dvorak
doesn't believe it. He demands to see the numbers Amazon
won't show. Is Dvorak right? Is Amazon hiding something?
Read the column and you be the judge.

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-- Lance Ulanoff

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