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About jquain

Technology reporter, writer, and television correspondent, JQ has been covering the computer, communications, and consumer electronics industries for more than 25 years.A contributor to The New York Times, Popular Mechanics, PC Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and many other publications, JQ appears on CBS News television program Up to the Minute and on Fox Business.

iPhone vs. iPhone? Or Android?

It’s not an exaggeration to say that there’s a national love affair with Apple’s iPhone. Now that love affair is about to really blossom as the iPhone 4 is released from its bonds with AT&T and becomes available on Verizon … Continue reading

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Caraoke: Singin’ In the Car

Aha Mobile Think of it as radio plus. Rather than having providers stream music into cars through apps, car stereos and in-dash entertainment systems, which I wrote about in last weekend’s New York Times Automobiles section, Aha Mobile’s iPhone app … Continue reading

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Apple Scares Ellen?

Ellen on the iPhone Apple scares even poor, adorable Ellen DeGeneres.The other day the popular daytime host did a parody of the iPhone focused on how difficult it is to text on the touch screen. (It is, come on, admit … Continue reading

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Apple Makes the Week That Was

The Daily Show on Apple Bash in a reporter's door: There's an app for that. Jon Stewart doesn't do the best Jerry Lewis impersonation, but he does capture the zeitgeist in this segment on Apple's, uh, handling of Gizmodo outing … Continue reading

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The Supersonic Suit

Diving to Earth Why would anyone jump from 23 miles above the earth's surface? To see what would happen–and because they know they'll be protected by a high-tech pressurized suit to protect them as they fall. More than merely a … Continue reading

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Smart? There’s An App For That

Smart iPhone App How do you make a Smart car even smarter? You guessed it: Create an app for that. Smart's new Smart Drive App for the lilliputian Smart Fortwo is more ingenious than most. Developed by Mercedes-Benz software engineers, … Continue reading

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PointCast Comes to the Car

Journaline In the 90's, PointCast was the scourge of the nascent Internet: a news ticker that spread like wildfire on computer screens until it began clogging corporate networks. Well, a similar news crawl is about to appear again, but this … Continue reading

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