Technobabble

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Randy A. Salas brings you new and noteworthy experiences among high-tech gadgets, games, DVDs, video and the Web.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: technology, computers, tech, gadgets, web, internet, Star Tribune

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Technobabble has moved on Aug 18, 2009 in Techno chatterTechnobabble has moved. If you’ve arrived here by following a bookmark, please update it to www.startribune.com/technobabble. This blog will remain active as a searchable archive for old posts and comments, but please check out the new neighbor...



Are you ready for some (more Madden) football? on Aug 13, 2009 in Video gamesTonight’s the night. Madden NFL 10, the latest release in one of the most popular video-game series, comes out at midnight. And it will be hard not to know about it, because an advertising blitz for the game will accompany tonight’s seas...



Video-game sales down for 5th straight month on Aug 13, 2009 in Video gamesJust got the latest monthly report on video-game sales from the NPD Group. Sales were down for the fifth straight month in July, according to the industry tracking firm, off by 14 percent through the same period last year. That puts year-to-date sale...



You are here, not there on Aug 12, 2009 in Techno chatterI heard from many readers after my recent write-up on the mapping company NAVTEQ, a column that ran while I was on an extended vacation. Based on the many voice mails and e-mails that awaited my return, the readers think I can do something about thei...



My iPod Touch is now good to go on Aug 11, 2009 in MobileI’ve finally found a reliable case for my iPod Touch. That was a happy result of my recent two-week trip to Orlando, where I put Otterbox’s Defender to the test. Previous cases from other makers were a disappointment — too flimsy,...



Best Buy sells Blu-rays for $10-$13 on Aug 10, 2009 in DVDsHow low must Blu-ray disc prices go before you buy in? How about $10 to $13? Blu-ray deals come and go online. You can track them through sites such as High-Def Digest. But now they’re starting to pop up in brick-and-mortar stores, too —...