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Personal Computers

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Will Astros Games Soon Be Viewable On Your IPad? Maybe

    The Associated Press reported last week that Major League Baseball may be close to ending parts of its idiotic blackout policy that prevents people living in a team's home market from seeing that team's games. Calling it an incremental step, the head of MLB's online business, Bob Bowman, stated that ... More >>

  • Film

    July 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Classic 1981 News Report About Online Newspapers

    It might be hard to imagine now, but in 1981, very few people had home computers. Truth is, there wasn't much you could do with it unless you were a computer programmer. They were enormous boxes and the screens were tiny and looked like the encoded version of the Matrix, all black with green text. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Help! Have You Seen This Stolen Chihuahua?

    Some insufferable a-hole or a-holes broke into Michelle Tien Dao's home in southwest Houston Tuesday and stole cash, an iPad, some laptops, a camera, and a few other valuables. But they took something else that simply cannot be replaced: her five-year-old long-haired Chihuahua, Belle. Neighbors sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    iOS7 for iPad First Look: Apple's Fancy, Smooth New Update

    The much-anticipated update to the Apple operating system was made available for download on Wednesday. Given that I have an iPhone 4 that hasn't even been updated to OS 6 yet, I declined to bother with OS 7 for it, but my iPad is relatively new and seemed like the best way to give this new, streaml ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Cops Get Assist from HCC Students in Nabbing Robbery Suspect

    The day after Valentine's was apparently a pretty crazy one for a pair of Houston Community College students, who also happen to be former members of the armed forces. According to a report, on Friday morning, February 15, a robbery suspect stole a laptop computer from a sleeping student and then sn ... More >>

  • Music

    March 28, 2013

    Goodbye, George?

    Strait's "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour closes out this year's rodeo.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Don't Bring Your iPad or Tablet to a Woodlands Pavilion Show

    Here comes some venue news that most everybody will be able to get behind this coming summer concert season. While updating the Houston Press's online concert calendar with new listings for the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, I discovered that the venue now bans the use of iPads and other tablet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Waze, Echofon, Chrome: My 12 Favorite Apps of 2012

    It's been a crazy year in apps. Apple released the iPhone 6, complete with larger screen and new OS, as well as the iPad mini, aka Jumbo iPhone. There were scores of updates from manufacturers and, as usual, thousands of new apps on the market. I wrote about my favorite 10 apps of 2011 last year ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Juan Villarreal: HISD Teacher Arrested On Child-Porn Charges (UPDATED)

    Federal officials have arrested a Houston ISD elementary school teacher and charged him with possession and distribution of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today. Juan A. Villarreal, 52, a third-grade teacher at Anderson Elementary in Westbury, was taken into custody pending ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2012
  • Music

    August 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    App of the Week: Badge

    App: Badge Platform: iPhone, iPad Web site: thebadgeapp.com Cost: $0.99 I think most of us have, at one time or another, left our phone behind somewhere. On occasion, that somewhere happens to be a public place. I know I have left my phone at a couple different restaurants over the years and had to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    iCan't: 4 Reasons Why Even the iPad 3 Won't Cause Me to Buy One

    In April of last year, I wrote about whether I should buy an iPad. After a few musing paragraphs, I came to the begrudging conclusion that the iPad was likely part of my technological future. Well, it's nearly a year later and still no iPad for me. With the release of the iPad 3 tomorrow (and a prob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Unfollow: The Five Fastest Ways to Get Spammed on Twitter

    Oh, I BET you want me to click that link!​Over the past week or two, I've conducted a kind of experiment to see who will spam me when I post things on Twitter. I have been baiting spammers into sending me replies to my blatant requests for information about iPads or sex. It's really kind of hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Abel Martinez: Just Another Dude Who Steals Panties and Dogs, Cops Say

    Women: Your panties are safe now.​Cops say Abel Martinez was a busy guy, what with all the stealing of panties and, um, dogs. Martinez, 32, apparently made a habit of breaking into women's apartments, leaving notes like "I'm watching you," and taking their panties, according to KPRC. The sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Carrie Kelly: Woman Gets Five Years for Child Porn

    Carrie Kelly going away for five years.​It's unusual for a woman to be arrested in a child-porn investigation, and when Brazoria County's Carrie Kelly was picked up last April, some commenters predicted the charges would soon be dropped. But Kelly entered a guilty plea for child-porn distribu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    15 Odd Christmas Gift Ideas for Musicians

    ​As the timeless tale of the Little Drummer Boy reminds us, there is no greater gift than the gift of music. But what about those on your Christmas list who already have plenty of music in their lives? Buying gifts for musicians is no easy task -- most of them already own the entire Rush disco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Thieves Suck: How to Protect Yourself When Your Stuff Is Stolen

    ​Sunday evening while I was out for a jog, my car was broken into and my purse was stolen. By some miracle of paranoia, I happened to have both my cell phone and wallet with me on the run, not for fear of them getting jacked, but because I'm always worried I might get lost, or need my ID if I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    App of the Week: To iPad or Not to iPad

    Bring on the lions app!​As I was looking through my iPhone apps this week and potential new apps worth downloading, it struck me the number of iPad apps coming available. It's not surprising. The iPad, particularly since the release of the 2.0 version, has been nothing short of a sensation in ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    iPad 2: The 1971 Version

    In case you hadn't heard, the iPad 2 comes out very, very soon. Geeks are already lining up. We hate to pour cold water on such a momentous event, but frankly, what's the big deal about an iPad 2? As these five examples from a 1971 Sears catalog show, it's all been done before. 5. Watch movies!! Y ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    Lamar's eLibrary

    Goodbye paper books, hello Facebook.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Lamar High's Library Ousts Books, Re-Opens as Coffee Shop

    We love the smell of burning literature in the morning.​Just adding a coffee shop to a neighborhood library so people can feel like they're in Starbucks and ultra hip was apparently too passe a trend for Principal James McSwain of Lamar High School. Finishing up a week ago, McSwain has thrown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    Ivernal Stubbs: Mississippi-Bred Criminal's Schemes Get Classier In Houston

    Ivernal Stubbs: Are you sure MacBook is spelled with an "N"?​You could call Ivernal Cawone Stubbs and his occasional cohorts stupid criminals and be done with it, but there's something about their schemes we find oddly affecting -- in the same way we once sort of rooted for Wile E. Coyote.Right no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    The Week In TV: The Walking Dead (The New Series, Not Charlie Sheen)

    ​I'm slightly sunburned, spoiled by three-day weekends, and trying to figure out whether I want an iPad. This was the week in TV Land: • So, the iPad came out, as you have heard about from every news outlet imaginable, and several TV apps have already been announced. Yahoo's entertainment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    "iPad"? Really, Steve? Here We Go Again

    Photo by Alexia TsotsisClick here for a slideshow of iPad photos​Steve, Steve, Steve, Sigh. Stevie - darling, sugar, baby! We hate to say it, but we've had this conversation with you before. Remember your pussy fetish and the resulting "Snow Leopard" fiasco? Cluck, cluck, cluck. So do we. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Cutout Bin: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Home Computers

    Everything You've Always Wanted To Know About Home Computers Narrated by Steve Allen & Jayne Meadows, 1983 The kids just wouldn't shut up about it. You gave in. You made the purchase. You brought it home. Now the brand new TRS-80 microcomputer is sitting on the floor amidst a pile of Styrof ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009

    Labyrinth

    Web exclusive!

  • Dining

    September 7, 2006

    Alien Secretion

    The Proletariat

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