Travis Espero

Travis Espero

Travis is an avid technology hobbyist. He follows all things tech, including information technology, consumer electronics, emerging technologies and more. His love for current technology is only surpassed by his interest in what the future holds for us.
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Travis is currently pursuing a bachelor s degree in Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is also an active Android developer with MagnCorp Dev and Powermite Dev.

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  • Now Legal: Jailbreaking Your iPhone
    The U.S. federal government has made jailbreaking iPhones and rooting Android devices completely legal.
  • One Trick Pony Soon to Lose Trick: AT&T and the iPhone
    There have been rumors of AT&T losing iPhone exclusivity since the device was released. However, those rumors are getting louder and more concrete than ever. And without the iPhone, will subscribers even give AT&T a second look?
  • Microsoft Discontinues the Kin Line of Feature Phones
    Microsoft has decided to cancel resources aimed at their newly released Kin phone series. Here are the reasons for the change and what current Kin owners should do.
  • A Review of Beginning Android, a User's Guide to Creating Android Apps
    'Beginning Android' is a guide to creating Android applications. The author's straightforward language will be clear to even the newest of Android developers. But watch out for the prerequisites of 'Beginning Android:' they might surprise you.
  • Why the Desktop Computer is Dead
    While the desktop computer has enjoyed a high level of popularity, it will soon be over for the form factor.
  • iPhone Multitasking: Apple's Bad Idea
    Rumor has it that the next iPhone OS update will bring multitasking to the popular smartphone. However, users of the device might be regretting the update afterwards.
  • Getting Started with Android Programming
    Today's mobile devices have presented programmers with an easy way to reach the masses with their prized creations. Developing apps for these gadgets, such as Android phones is fun and can even make developers money.
  • Google in Antitrust Spotlight
    Google's successful search service has attracted interest from government bodies seeking a fair industry. But does Google deserve to be questioned just yet?
  • Will the Browser Ballot Kill Internet Explorer?
    The European Commission recently told Microsoft that they have to give users a clearer choice for their default browser. This could mean the end of Internet Explorer's reign as king of web browsing.
  • Windows Phone 7: Microsoft Starts Fresh
    Microsoft recently revealed its next mobile operating system. The new Windows Phone 7 Series will surprise past users of Windows Mobile with its changes.
  • Google Buzz: The Giant Spreads Itself Thin
    Google revealed their latest product Tuesday, Google Buzz. Google Buzz is a social network aggregator. The new service integrates directly with Google's email, Gmail.
  • Top 5 Features of the Apple iPad
    Apple just announced the Apple iPad to much fanfare. But you ask, what sets it apart from other tablet devices? Here are the can't-miss features of the iPad.
  • Does the Apple iPad Live Up to the Hype?
    Apple announced their newest device today, the iPad. Will it live up to its the numerous rumors that precede it?
  • Want Great Apps? Think OpenCandy
    We've all been there right? You go to install a new application you downloaded from the Internet. Everything goes fine, but you notice something odd after the installation...
  • Big Hits of CES 2010
    THis year's CES was especially active with new product introductions. Here are the biggest hits of the show from Las Vegas.
  • Will the Apple ISlate Be More Popular Than the IPhone?
    Rumors are flying that a tablet device from Apple will soon hit the market. And there are lofty ambitions for its popularity. However, hopes that it will rival Apple's iPhone may be shortsighted.
  • Specifications for Google's Chrome OS Netbook Leaked
    News has now leaked about Google's Chrome OS netbook, and it sheds a bit of light on what the machine will be like.
  • How to Minimize Mobile Phone Radiation Exposure
    Recent studies are pointing to more and more evidence of diseases being caused by radiation from your cell phone. Although cell phone manufacturers continue to claim there is no danger, one can never be to safe.
  • How Chrome OS Will Change Computers as We Know Them
    Google has finally unveiled their operating system, Chrome OS. Sundar Pichai, the VP of Product Management at Google, held a thorough overview of Chrome OS and how it will change the computing world.
  • Chrome OS and Netbooks: Get Ready for a Revolution
    Google's Chrome OS is in the wild now, with images that can be installed in virtualization software available for download. It will definitely be revolutionary for netbooks.
  • How to Install Chrome OS on a USB Drive
    Chrome OS is Google's upcoming operating system. You can now boot your computer with the open source Chrome OS, Chromium OS, using a USB drive.
  • How to Install Chrome OS Using VirtualBox
    Google has officially released the source code to Chrome OS. This means anyone can try out their upcoming operating system and see what it is like.
  • Upcoming Tech: A Remote Control that Doesn't Need Batteries
    Do you ever get tired of changing the batteries in your remote controls? I know I certainly do. Especially if you have more than one remote. You worries may soon be a part of the past.
  • Asteroid Nearly Hits Earth; Nobody Sees it Coming
    Do you ever worry about a situation like the movie Armageddon? Sometimes I do. An asteroid is heading for Earth, one that will annihilate our population, but there's not much we can do about it.
  • Google Increases Paid Storage; Readying for Chrome OS?
    Google announced recently that it will providing cheaper online storage. Is the company getting its cloud computing muscle ready for Chrome OS?
  • Review: Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000
    The Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is an attractive looking, dependable mouse for any computer. It's very functional and has great battery life.
  • Top Free IPhone Apps
    Everyone loves iPhone apps and all the magical things they do. And most of them are pretty cheap, in the $0.99 range. However, just a few apps a day at that price can begin to break the bank. So here's a few of the top free apps for you iPhone.
  • Review: Odwalla's Chocolate Protein Monster Protein Shake
    Looking for some extra protein in your diet? Like chocolate brownies? Odwalla's Chocolate Protein Monster is right up your alley!
  • Will the Motorola DROID Be an IPhone Killer?
    The Motorola DROID is about to hit the streets. Will it be able to take down the king of smartphones, Apple's iPhone?
  • Review: The Engadget Show Episode 002 with Microsoft's Steve Ballmer
    The headliner guest for the episode was none other than Steve Ballmer, the big man at Microsoft himself! Pretty exciting, especially since the show was taped on the very day that Microsoft's Windows 7 was released to the public.
  • IDoesn't: Droid Shouldn't
    Verizon Wireless and Motorola recently started airing advertisements about their upcoming Android device. Unfortunately, the two companies seem to be going down the wrong track with their marketing department.
  • Android OS 2.0 Eclair Leak Shows New Features
    I just had my T-Mobile myTouch 3G updated to Android 1.6 a few days ago and there are already screenshots of Android 2.0 floating around the Internet. The Android world is moving at lightspeed, with new handsets featuring the OS popping up everywhere.
  • Apple Releases IPhone OS 3.1.2
    One of the best aspects of modern day smartphones is the ever increasing pace of updates. These new additions of your phone's OS can bring mighty features and fixes. But they can also make your gadget quite unusable.
  • Android 1.6: Donut Review
    After many days of breathless waiting (okay, maybe 5 days) I have at last received the Android update to the my T-Mobile myTouch 3G! This means I have graduated from the Cupcake (Android 1.5) up to the Donut (Android 1.6).
  • Make You and Your Dog Happy - How to Install a Doggie Door
    Do you have an indoor dog? Doesn't it always seem that your dog wants to "use the bathroom" at the least opportune moments? Installing a doggie door will make you and your pet much happier!
  • Engadget Launches the Engadget Show
    The first episode of The Engadget Show was recorded in New York City with guest Jon Rubunstein, CEO of Palm, Inc. The first episode shows promise for fans of Engadget.
  • MMS is Live on the Iphone!
    One of the very few downsides to the Apple iPhone for AT&T was the lack of picture and video messaging. However, that has changed today.
  • Top 4 Free Android Apps
    With the recent and imminent release of numerous Android-powered smartphones, the Android Market is becoming a booming place to find applications. So which ones should you download first?
  • Review: T-Mobile's MyTouch 3G
    The myTouch 3G from T-Mobile is the second Android-powered handset to hit the U.S. Market. It improves much upon its predecessor, the T-Mobile G1.
  • Review: Mio DigiWalker C320 GPS
    If you are looking for an affordable GPS unit, then the DigiWalker C320 is the right choice. It will show you around the U.S. without emptying your wallet.
  • Palm Announces Pixi Smartphone, Competition for Apple's iPhone
    After months of rumors, Palm finally announces the webOS-based Pixi.
  • Review: LG Incite from AT&T
    The Incite is a poor entrance into the smartphone market for LG. Using it could quite possible drive a person insane.
  • Make Ubuntu Faster
    We all want our computers to be faster, right? I know I do. Ubuntu, like many Linux operating systems, is pretty quick out of the gate. But it can always be faster.
  • Top 4 Gift Ideas for a Gadget Lover
    Nearly everyone has a a person in their life that is crazy about technology and gadgets. It might even be you! With so many holidays throughout the year, there is always the question of what to should buy them. Here are a few options.
  • Sarach Leather IPhone Case by Sena
    The Apple iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the United States. It's considered by many to be the highest quality phone you can buy. Wouldn't you want to protect it with a stylish leather case?
  • Top 5 Myspace Layout and Theme Sites
    Everyone wants a custom layout for their Myspace, whether it be to show off his or her creativeness favorite artist. Here are the best places to find your favorite layout.
  • Review: Samsung a177 AT&T's QWERTY GoPhone
    AT&T's Samsung a177 is quite impressive for a prepaid device. If you are a texter, this phone is for you.
  • GUMshoe by Simple: Vegan Friendly Shoes
    GUMshoes are made by a company called Simple (simpleshoes.com), who refer to themselves as "the nice little shoe company getting in touch with its inner hippie". It turns out this is a very good method for making shoes.
  • Some Advice and Options for Buying a Netbook
    This guide will explain what a netbook is and what to look for when shopping for one. It also gives examples of some of the different devices a netbook shopper will find.
  • Windows 7: Something is Wrong at Microsoft's Headquarters
    Windows 7 comes out on in October, but it might seem half-baked to many users. A company repeatedly releasing poorly made products can only stay alive for so long.
  • Autumn Leaves: Natures Beauty in the Fall
    A collection of spectacular colors displayed throughout the Autumn season. The leaves of the trees slowly turn orange, red, magenta and yellow during Earth's most beautiful season.
  • Review: Creative's Zii Egg Will Give Apple's IPod Touch Some Much Needed Competition
    Creative says the new Zii EGG is a "feature-rich, open standard [device that] offers developers exciting possibilities to develop compelling customized applications."
  • Google to Make a Computer Operating System
    The search company has already released their own web browser, Google Chrome. Now Google says they are starting "a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome - the Google Chrome Operating System".
  • Sony Announces New Ebook Reader
    Sony hosted an event at the New York Public Library today to announce its new ebook reader. It is called the Reader Daily Edition and in addition to being an ebook reader, will feature a 3G radio and the ability to "rent" ebooks from local libraries.
  • How AT&T Will Lose My Business
    As of late, I have become quite disgruntled with my wireless provider, AT&T. My disappointment has now reached that fever pitch at which I would like to share it with the rest of the world.
  • With 'Inglourious Basterds', Tarantino Rewrites History
    Quentin Tarantino's latest film just might be his best yet.

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