Most information you’ll find about tethering with Android, shows you how to tether Android using an application called PdaNet. The problem with PdaNet is that the free version restricts you to http sites only, and you have to get the paid version for https connections. If you’re prepared to put a little elbow grease into it and you have a USB cable to connect the phone, you can learn how to tether Android without root for free for http and https sites as well.
Earlier this year, Google announced a new product called Google TV. In late October, they also announced a Google TV giveaway to 10,000 lucky developers. I was fortunate to become one of those lucky 10,000 and Google sent me a Logitech Revue just before Christmas. Overall, I think it’s a pretty cool gadget, but it does have some shortcomings.
Some time ago, I was looking for some new storage on Newegg.com. I became a bit frustrated looking for the best deal. Although Newegg allows you to sort by rating, you cannot filter on rating data (rating and # of reviews). If you sort by price, you have to try to read through everything to figure out which products have the best ratings and have been rated a fair number of times.
Being the analytical person I am, I just simply wanted the most bang for my buck, but I wanted to make sure the product I bought was tried and true. Eventually, I built gb4less to help others seeking to do the same (and of course, make a few bucks in the process). With gb4less, you can sort by price and filter on rating info at the same time and do much more!
I had to screenshot this, because I’m sure Best Buy will fix it soon. They have a 52″ Samsung for a mere $9.99!
Some of the reviews are rather amusing:
“overall sweet deal, it only costed me 9.99 per tv, that’s pretty dope, so I just bought 10 of em, only bad thing is that recycling fees are lame.”
What’s great about it: Costs only $9.99 apparently (no lie.. thats what it says at the time of this writing)
What’s not so great: $60.00 shipping ftl.
“When I first clicked the link going to this tv, I was doubtful that such a great deal existed. However, to my surprise, it was real. I proceeded to order 50 of these !
Great picture quality, great sound…
Then again, I’d be happy with an old CRT at that price!
Buy. It. Now.”
The Mac News Network is reporting that AT&T is working on linking the iPhone to U-verse. I think a really cool feature is the ability to use the iPhone as a remote control for the cable box. Another feature is the ability to control DVR functionality via the phone’s Internet connection, which can be really useful if you forget to set a program to record while you’re at home.