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Lost PINs, Passwords and Battery Chargers Among Most Common Tech Gripes

As much as we love new technology here at Switched, we also sort of hate it. No matter how cool, innovative, or flat out mind-blowing a new device may be, it's equally frustrating when our gadgets, for whatever reason, fail us. But what are the most common issues people have with technology? According to a recent report, they're pretty basic. Consumer Reports recently surveyed over 13,000 of it...

'The IT Guy You Wish You Had' Indeed the IT Guy We Wish We Had

If you've ever been the office IT guy or gal, you know how frustrating the job can be. But reading posts on "The IT guy you wish you had" blog might provide the relief you need to keep your sanity. It's a brand new blog, and we're not sure if these posts are real. But there's no arguing they're funny, especially if you've ever struggled with co-workers who refuse to follow office technology rules....

Jobless Techies Will Turn to Crime: From IT to GTA?

Nick Heath from Silicon.com (over in the UK) is warning that another recession woe will lead to the inevitable rise of cyber crime. It makes sense; the Internet Technology (IT) sector employs quite a few folks that know their way around security measures, they may have installed them in the first place. Some of these disgruntled, soon to be ex-employees are going to be a bit more prone to breaki...

Tech Entrepreneurs Pick Top 10 Tech Trends

In the world of high technology, whatever's out now is never as interesting as what's coming in the future. The same goes for investing in tech companies, and last week, some of the world's top tech innovators and entrepreneurs got together to talk about what they think is coming next. The select group discussed issues a little more weighty than 3G iPhone speculation. The group is called the Chur...

Survivor Tech: Gadgets That Can Save Your Life

If you've turned on the Discovery Channel at all in the last year you might have noticed that survival is quite the draw. The popularity of shows like 'Survivor Man' and 'Man Vs. Wild' is not only drawing viewers to Discover, though, it's also helping draw attention to an entire cottage industry of gear designed to help you avoid the very situations (read: deadly ones) we love to watch Bear Gr...

Presidential Hopefuls Reveal Their Favorite Tech Toys

We all know our presidential candidates must be carrying some serious techage with them. The Associated Press, of course, just simple had to know, which candidates prefer which gadgets. But leave it Asylum to try and figure out what it all means. Mike Huckabee, former Republican Governor of Arkansas, prefers his bass and amp? Well, that means he could never be President. Asylum asks: "Can you im...

Top Tech for Tykes

To help you get Junior's tech addiction jump started early, our friends at Geek Sugar have compiled a list of some of their favorite kid gadgets. Most of the gear seems aimed at girls (this did come by way of Geek Sugar, after all): There are lots of pinks, purples and glitter. Highlights include the Firefly children's cell phone (pictured), which can dial only three numbers -- mommy, daddy, and...

Top 10 Most E-Mail Addicted Cities

Though a youngster today might look at you with absolute bewilderment at the mention of the word "e-mail," the medium is actually more popular than ever with Americans. AOL just completed a massive, broad-sweeping survey on the subject, which polled residents of the country's top 20 markets. From the survey, an index rating was created based on the percentage of residents online who have more t...

US Moves to Back of Tech Classroom

Many Americans pride themselves on their tech-savviness. (Indeed, geek has become chic as the latest from Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung are often held in the same regard as new offerings from Dolce and Gabbana.) However, it seems the US of A isn't quite the global tech powerhouse it used to be. The BBC is reporting the results of a World Economic Forum report, which demotes Old Glory to a lowly s...