Designing the perfect touch device:

I’ve been reading about the myriad iPad-type devices which are beginning to hit the market. Reading about the wide variety of features they include, I began to wonder what features …

MPAA vs RealDVD: Evil Big Media strikes again!

Well, things haven’t changed since last year, so it’s time for another of my long-winded rants on the wide-ranging evils inflicted on us by Big Media. They are at it …

It’s time for a 21st century OS!

I was reading one of the many arguments between Windows, OS X, and Linux fans online the other day and came to the realization that all of the current crop …

iPhone 3: What to expect and when.

The next version of the iPhone is receiving quite a "buzz" in the media. I think this is because it is rumored to finally fix some of the major omissions …

X-REVs: The future of automobiles.

Hybrids are currently about 1% of the total market in the U.S. I’ve seen predictions that say hybrids will reach about 10% within 10 years. I personally don’t agree with …

Bloat: Where has all my memory gone?

I’m an old fart, technologically speaking. The first computer I ever got to use was a desk-sized monstrosity which was programmed in hex codes using a numeric keypad and displayed …

Web site updated!

My blog site now located here at www.oilpainterbill.com! Welcome to my new combined web site! I previously had my paintings located at this web site. Now, it is a combined …

NetSlate: A dream future for human knowledge.

Google recently swung a deal where old orphaned works would be scanned onto its servers and made accessible via the Internet. This could make millions of previously out-of-print works instantly …

Quick Look: Silver-Oxide/Silver-Zinc – batteries of the future?

Everyone who uses laptops or cell-phones these days is at least partially aware of the battery technology everybody uses in those devices. Lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries have literally changed the …

Windows 7 cripple-ware: Five crippled versions add insult to Vista injury.

In case you haven’t already heard the uproar, Microsoft has made yet another decision nobody understands. As a follow-on to their largely-ignored Windows Vista, Windows 7 is working its way …