TechFan #129 – MAME, ROMS, and Crappy Products

On August 2, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss KickStarter, disappointing products, the legality of ROMS, Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600, Wii breakage, more on Pacific Rim, Wolverine, and some television shows David MUST  watch.

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ScanSnap S1300i Scanner
Review

On September 27, 2012, in Review, Scanner, by Curt Blanchard

ScanSnap S1300i Scanner Review
Manufacturer: Fujitsu
MSRP: $295.00 (Street: $260.00)
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Back at the dawn of personal computing, people began to talk about The Next Big Thing on the horizon—a paperless office. Computers would make our lives so simple that we would no longer need documents on paper. Decades later, this utopian state is still not a reality. Businesses deal with about as much paper as they always have. In our personal lives, we wrestle with ever increasing piles of invoices, correspondence, tax documents, and junk mail daily.

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WorldCard Mobile – Business Card Reader & Scanner
App Developer: Penpower Inc.
Version Reviewed: 4.0.0
License: US$6.99

In today’s high tech world, it is surprising to see just how many businesses still use the humble business card to exchange contact information.

During and prior to the 1980s, business cards were added to Rolodex systems, and by the 1990s personal assistants were frantically entering relevant information into database applications, such as FileMaker Pro. The millennium brought about the business card scanner, and until recently, not much has changed.

With the coming of smart phone and tablet devices, the traditional style business cards can now be easily entered in seconds into apps such as WorldCard Mobile.

WorldCard Mobile exceeds the usability of the traditional business card by the way it allows users to import and modify information. 

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The David Guy
TechFan #32

On May 20, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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Mice, keyboards, and scanners, oh my. Tim and David discuss the lack of good keyboards, and what Tim has on his desk that may be the best keyboard ever made. Sick of changing batteries in your Magic Mouse? We have a solution for that as well. And how close are we really to a paperless office or home?

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