Cellphones Made Easy

In today’s NY Times Circuits, David Pogue reviews low end cell phones. It’s a pretty good overview of the most basic phones on the market. And, as always, it has Pogue’s witty tone. I like the Seussian opener: Red phones, blue phones, Cellphones, new phones! Look at all the things they do: This one has a camera, too. One has built-in G.P.S., One plays Tetris, …

Doggy Lo-Jack

An Electronic Tag for the Peripatetic Pet, published recently in the New York Times, provides a nice overview of the benefits of microchipping your dog (or cat). It sounds a bit creepy, but the benefits are worth it. It does remind me, however, of the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System that was oh so hyped in the 80s.