You’ve heard of Google’s Android operating system. It is nothing without apps like ShopSavvy by Big in Japan. Today, we’ve got co-founder of Big in Japan, Rylan Barnes, for 5 Questions. He’s got some unique opinions when it comes to tech. Find out what technology he loves and what technology he absolutely hates. You’ll also be surprised at what he uses instead of Twitter or Facebook.
Posterous allows you to easily post anything to web – text, audio, video, photos, music – via e-mail. You e-mail Posterous with whatever you want to blog and they’ll do all the rest of the stuff like resizing and converting video. Today, we’ve got Sachin Agarwal, co-founder of Posterous.com, for 5 Questions.
Bug Labs allows you to create pretty much whatever you want thanks to its modular, open source hardware. Want to create a device that wakes you up on the train when you’ve arrived? Put together a GPS unit and a music player unit with the BUG and you can have it. What about the people behind Bug Labs? Today, we’ve got Alicia Gibb, Chief Labratory Technician of Bug Labs, for 5 Questions.
Every now and then, Gadgetell writers appear on TechVi. If you’ve ever wondered who that host fellow is, here’s your chance to get to know Randall Bennett. He’s the brains behind TechVi and was one of the original hosts of CNET’s “The 404″ podcast. A true tech junkie, what is his preferred method of social networking? What gadget would he wish into existence? Keep reading.
A lot of us use Twitter. But when you want to post images, videos, and audio, you might want to move to something like Tumblr. It’s an extremely easy blogging solution. But, who’s behind Tumblr? Get to know Marco Arment in this edition of “5 Questions.” He put together much of Tumblr. Would a Tumblr guy use Facebook? His answer may surprise you.
If you took a look at Gadgetell’s recent post on 5 bookmarklets you need if you tweet, you may have heard of FollowCost.com. The site lets you find out how
annoying someone is often someone tweets. If you want to read what your friends are doing that can be difficult if you end up following someone who tweets his entire day. Today, we’ve got the guys behind FollowCost answering 5 Questions. 2 guys, 5 questions, 10 answers.
Earlier today, Tim Page, Senior Technology Marketing Manager at Sony Europe and Gadgetell conducted an interview over Twitter. Sony Europe has introduced what they are calling their greenest TV ever. The Sony Bravia WE5 has some unique features that appeals to energy conscious people such as the “Presence Sensor.” The sensor actually checks if anyone is watching the television. If the TV determines that no one is watching, the screen will go black. The television will turn back on once you come back. If you leave for a long enough time, the television automatically goes into standby mode.
It’s a pretty cool idea even if you aren’t the most granola hippie. Why should the picture be on if you’re not in? Plus by saving energy, you’ll see a lower electricity bill. Keep reading for the full interview.
If you’re a gamer or an online video fan, you’ve probably heard of Katharine Fletcher. She used to write and present “ChannelFlip Games” at ChannelFlip.com, but has left that to pursue other things. Get to know her better in this installment of “5 Questions.” Does she prefer Facebook or Twitter? I bet you won’t guess her answer to her favorite bit of technology.
If you didn’t know, Gadgetell is on Twitter and we’ll be interviewing Sony Europe Thursday on April 30, 2009 on Twitter. Sony recently introduced the Bravia WE5 which Sony calls the “greenest ever TV.” They said we could ask them about that. We’re taking suggestions on questions. What would you like to ask? Just go more »
You might know him as “The English guy on This Week in Tech.” You may know him from “ChannelFlip Tech.” You might even be following him on Twitter. He’s been named one of Think Vitamin’s most interesting people to follow on Twitter. Get to know Wil Harris.