Have you ever popped open a bag of potato chips only to be disappointed by the number of crisps in your bag? It's not just you. To avoid raising prices, companies often increase their "nonfunctional slack fill" or the difference between the volume of product and its container. We talk about how food packaging affects your recipe and wallet.
It’s summer and The Computer Guys & Gal are ‘going mobile.’ We find get updates on the best tech gadgets to go; find out how mobile is changing the entire computing industry; and answer your questions.
- Bill Harlow WAMU Computer Guy; and Hardware & Software Technician for MACs & PCs at Mid-Atlantic Consulting, Inc.
- John Gilroy WAMU Computer Guy; and Director of Business Development at SolutionsDevelopers
- Allison Druin WAMU Computer Gal; and Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland
Summer Tech Tips
Allison: Protecting Your Laptop in Hot Weather
Top 8 Tips
To ensure you can use your laptop on the go—keep in mind you should never leave that laptop in the hot car. With temp changes wait a few minutes for the laptop to accommodate to the temp before starting to use it. Be careful of humidity (anything over 80%) will start to do damage to the innards. And pack your laptop wisely to keep it safe.
Bill: Geo-tag Your Vacation Photos
If you’re familiar with Eye-fi, you know they make SD camera memory with Wi-Fi support, enabling you to export photos wirelessly. Some of their newer cards offer geotagging. It works by using Skyhook’s technology which looks for any wireless hotspots broadcasting a signal and sees if it’s a hotspot with a known location. It’s not perfect, and don’t expect it to be useful in the middle of nowhere, but if you’re vacationing in an urban area, it can work pretty well.
Items Discussed on Today’s Show
Apps and Gadgets
Cameras with a GPS should make geo-tagging all the easier
Privacy and Facebook
Apple, Microsoft and Google
Apple’s Worldwide Develops Conference is right around the corner
The iPad: From startup to one million a month!
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