July 4, 2008
One answer: Don’t buy the iPhone
The Globe and Mail
Jack Kapica offers his advice to consumers who may not be willing to dish out for Rogers’ pricey iPhone charges.
“The company (Rogers) will have to listen if you…don’t buy the iPhone. Do what you, as sensible Canadians, will do when confronted by prices you can’t stand: Leave the iPhone on the shelf. No message gets through to corporations as quickly and efficiently as a crash in sales.”
Ninety per cent of Sony devices to be networked by 2010
Bill Ray recaps Sony’s plans for its products within the next two years.
Sony intends to have 90 per cent of its products networked up by 2010, though how many of them will be using the company’s proprietary TransferJet technology remains to be seen. Stan Glasgow, president of consumer sales at Sony, mentioned the figure to a group of journalists in San Francisco including tech-blog Gizmodo, indicating that the company wants to see all those devices able to exchange content at the push of a button, or even automatically.”
Alarm clock calls your friends if you don’t get up
Charlie Sorrel highlights some unique alarm clocks that are out in the market.
“There seems to be a trend in the alarm clock industry to inflict increasingly outlandish tortures on the heavy sleeper, or the plain lazy-bones. Our favorites…are a clock that donates your money to charity every time you hit the snooze button, and a device which sends a screaming helicopter careening about the room at wake-up time.The aptly named Tyrant alarm goes one step further…If you fail to rise when summoned …(the clock) will take over your cellphone and start to dial random numbers from your address book.”