With the arrival of August, I’m supposed to be able to slack off now that everybody with more sense temporarily flees D.C. Somehow I doubt things will work out that easily. 7/29/2014: Smartwatch Etiquette: We’re Making It Up as We Go, Yahoo Tech
Does wearing a smartwatch mean I no longer have to be the annoying person who’s always checking his phone, or does it turn me into the annoying person who’s always checking his smartwatch?
7/29/2014: A Short History of Gadget Hate, Yahoo Tech
I enjoyed putting together this sidebar listing past denunciations of wearable technology, from the watch itself to the Sony Walkman.
7/29/2014: Travel Tech for a Great Vacation, The Kojo Nnamdi Show
I talked about airfare- and hotel-search sites, out-of-town bandwidth, navigation apps and other travel-tech topics with National Geographic Traveler editor Keith Bellows and Washington Post travel writer Andrea Sachs.
8/1/2014: 9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Android, Yahoo Tech
The little Android crash-test-dummy toy in the picture atop this post was a giveaway at last year’s Google I/O conference. More interesting than yet another screen shot, don’t you think?
8/3/2014: How to find the best Internet service provider, USA Today
A friend’s question about replacing his wretched EarthLink DSL led me to realize how the lack of competition in broadband seems to have dried up the market for find-an-ISP sites. (Not that I miss the insane amount of work I sank into compiling directories of local ISPs for the Post.)