You no longer have to be an involuntary beta tester. Dr Dave guides you through the technology maze, separating the hype from technology that actually adds to the quality of your life.

The Best of Dr Dave's Weekly Radio Show

Click here to listen to Archive shows

Monday, July 18, 2011

Quirky but Fun Aviation History Site

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: Arizona, Southeastern Tucson area

Fun time killer for aviation buffs. Boy if these places could talk...

Amazon Options for the Starving Student Kindle Textbook Rental

While it's not always the most cost effective option (used is often nearly as inexpensive), renting your textbook from Amazon may be just the thing for students on a tight budget. Only requirement is a Kindle or Kindle software on your computer. I've been a bit of a Kindle crank, but this really makes sense.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Unique Tech Products on Sale - as Heard on My Show...

Compelling combination of old tech and new tech. Bluetooth handsets at Wouldn't you love to Skype on one of these? On sale for less than $40!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dropbox Puts Foot in Mouth - Rearranges Foot Several Times

Dropbox Moves To Clear Up Cloud Data Ownership, Terms Of Service Confusion

As with many technical EULA's, Dropbox's recent version was shockingly worded and some of the edits they provided after getting copious flack fron horrified users only served to confuse even more. They need to fire their attorneys and attempt to get their money back for those fees associated with the production of their legal monstrosity. Flummery!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Facebook vs Google+

InfoGraphic – Facebook vs Google+ (UPDATED)

Interesting comparison of features in the battle of the Internet giants. Can Google really compete with Facebook? Facebook has a 750 million member headstart. Of course Myspace had a huge advantage over Facebook in 04, and Myspace just got given away.

If Google can create the sort of "must have" energy that they did originally with Gmail, Facebook could have a heck of a fight on their hands.

I've always thought that Facebook, as much better than Myspace as it is, leaves a lot to be desired on the usability front. That is Google's playing field. We'll see if they can create the frenzy...

Comin' to America

Spotify is coming to the U.S. Sign up to get your invite now - Spotify

Spotify may be the best music service on Earth and is on the way to the States. Sign up for the pre-release waiting list now. You'll love it!

Friday, July 08, 2011

40 Legal Free Movie Downloads

Top 40 best free legal movies you can download right now -

Mostly old B or C movies from the 30's and 40's free for the download. They happen to be the type of movies that I particularly enjoy. No looking over your shoulder for RIAA and MPAA surveillance and subpoenas in your mailbox. Guilt free freeness of cheesy entertainment. It doesn't get any better!

500GB USB drive $70 at Office Depot

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra Portable External Hard Drive 500GB Black by Office Depot

Check out this deal for a Seagate 500GB external USB drive for less than $70.00. Includes backup and encryption software on the drive. Deal is good 'til 7/9/11.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Gmails New Ultra Clean Design

Gmail - What's been keeping the Gmail team busy

Check out the new look of Gmail. Taking simplicity to the next level. I really like it. This quality is what differentiates Google from the rest of the Internet powerhouses. This ruthless devotion to stark simplicity will continue to serve them, and their users, well.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Radio's History - Is TV history, too?

Internet, social media usage catching TV |

More numbers that tell us what we already knew. The Internet is taking over. It took a while. Many jumped the gun, but what experts have been predicting since Al Gore created the Internet is finally actually happening.

Radio networks and stations have been struggling for years, TV stations and networks are circling the drain with them now.

It's not a friendly neighborhood, though. No one knows what the success formulas are. Not CBS, not Fox, not Microsoft. We are all equally ignorant. The opportunities are astronomic, but the carnage will be ugly.

Internet as Media Hub for the Majority

Half of TVs to Have Internet Connectivity by 2015 - CNBC

Nearly 18 years after the temporary millionaire busboy told the CBS News reporter he was going to put them out of business, seems it's beginning to come to fruition. More and more media are moving to the Internet. As the flood of media choices on the Internet continues, it will become harder for smaller media entities to get a toehold, just as starting a TV or Radio network traditionally has been. Doesn't bode well for the majority of the small fry, but some of the small fry will hit it big. If we can just keep the traditional lame stream media from taking over the Internet all will be well.

Dell's Inspiron 15R Core i3 Sweetspot

Dell Inspiron 15R Core i3-380M Dual-Core 2.53GHz 4GB 500GB DVD±RW 15.6" Laptop Win7 Home Prem w/Webcam & 6-Cell Battery Dell N5010 Mars Black Inspiron 15R
This laptop hits the sweetspot for a majority of laptop users, and the price is right. dual core 2.53Ghz, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and all the usual features provide plenty of power for most of us and the 15.6 inch form factor is big enough to be a desktop replacement, but not so big as to become a problem being mobile. Check it out!