Posts Tagged ‘ayo technology’

Keep Calm and Swag On

Look at what my favorite Dragon Soup is wearing:

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And look at what I got:

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I know, I know. You look at it and for a split second you’re like, “Ugh, how obnoxious.” But after that split second you’re probably thinking, “Wow this is awesome, it’s the best thing ever.” Don’t be jealous.

Anyway. Last week, I went to the Apple store to see if they could get my iPod nano fixed, because the home button on it wasn’t working. I’ve been putting my entire library on shuffle for a while now, because I’ve been sick of all the music I listen to and putting 2000 songs on shuffle lessens the pain a little. I discovered that you can set the home button to skip songs when you double click on it and have been abusing the poor button, so last Wednesday it just got stuck and refused to pop back up.

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No iPhones in Korea

I’ve been coming across a lot of posts from writers who are complaining about the lack of iPhones in Korea, and so many of the writers always manage to include a line like this, the non-Korean countries changing from writer-to-writer depending on mood:

When countries like Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, and Qatar are getting their iPhones soon (nothing against those countries, by the way) and yet South Korea, the world’s 11th economy, isn’t getting one, there’s something seriously wrong there.

As if to strengthen their point about how sad it is that Korea (which is the world’s 11th economy by the way!1!1!!!) is not getting an iPhone, they have to put down these other smaller countries who are getting iPhones. I *hate* when people complete their arguments by presenting Offensive Point A and then saying “no offense, by the way.” No, you are being offensive, end of story.

And from what I’ve been reading about South Korea’s phone companies, it’s not really whether or not South Korea is An Almighty Nation With A Great Economy or not, it’s that the cell phone companies cannot reach deals with Apple. So obviously companies in Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guina, and Qatar have reached agreements with Apple that SK companies have not been able to for whatever reason. So this isn’t about how much “lesser” these other countries are, it’s about how there are conflicts within SK companies.

Engadget » Philips Cushion Speaker + Laptop Stand

Video: Philips CushionSpeaker laptop stand combines cushion and speaker.

Quite possibly the best thing for lazy bastards like me.

Weapons of a lot of destruction

My contract with T-Mobile is ending soon and that means it’s time for a new phone. For a good three months, I knew that when it came time to start a new contract, I’d definitely be getting either a Blackberry or an iPhone. I’m on email all the time and I really need a function on my phone to easily hop on the web for directions and maps and stuff. Fashion interning + being in the city is a big, big reason for me to get so anxious about getting a smartphone. It also doesn’t help that there is probably nobody else left in this world who still has a “regular” phone. Except me.

But now that I’m closer to my contract ending, I’m having doubts. Cold feet. I’m not sure why it didn’t occur to me before until a friend brought it up, but having a stupid smartphone means that you’re telling everyone who knows you that you’re accessible at all time, anywhere. I don’t mean that having a smartphone would stop all those lies about “Whoops, didn’t get that call” or “whoops, I’m not on email with my phone,” but it just means that you should expect anybody to be able to bother you any time of the day, because you’re kind of asking for it. You’ll have no reason to ever not get an email in real time, or get lost because there’s a map application on your phone. It invites a whole slew of new responsibilities that I kind of never really considered.

I mean, yes, there are working adults who need to be constantly kept up with their environments — business CEOs, fashion PR, LA agents, etc — buuuut I’m not any of those people and I’m still young. Do I really want to start the always-need-to-be-on-email-always-gotta-know-via-phone habit so young?