I typed the title of this post with tongue firmly in cheek. I thought about going with “40Tech HD,” “40Tech 360,” and “40Tech 3.0” (this is the third iteration of the site), but went with “Reloaded” because, well, that was the first thing I typed. While the site redesign probably isn’t on the list of landmark events in your life, I am going to explain why I did it:
Thank you to those advertisers and sponsors who support 40Tech, and keep the lights on, and keep me motivated. This month the thanks go out to Giztopia, which is running a 4 week ad for its gadget recycling and buyback service. If you’re looking to unload a gadget, check them out.
At the end of 2010, I took a look at this site’s demographics. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten to know some of you quite well, but my look through the site stats was a bit more impersonal back then, since none of the data is tied to any particular person. I simply was curious about where the 40Tech readers lived, what browsers they used, and other similar data. More than a year and a half later, I thought it would be interesting to see how things have changed.
LastPass is the 40Tech community’s choice for 2011 App of the Year. After almost a week of voting, LastPass outdistanced the second place finisher, Springpad, by over 250 votes. If we had voted ourselves, LastPass would have merited strong consideration. As a convenient and secure password manager, it is one of a handful of apps that the 40Tech team uses on a daily basis. One of the earliest posts we wrote, and still one of our most popular, was a comparison between LastPass, KeePass, and eWallet, with LastPass coming out on top as our favorite password manager. LastPass fared just as well when we put it through the paces against 1Password. Do you use LastPass? READ MORE
Bye bye 2011. We hope everyone had a great and safe night last night, and we wish you all a fantastic and prosperous 2012 — filled with happiness, good times, and 366 (Leap Year) days of awesome geekery.
To start you off, look below for some sweet geekiness. They’re not tech… but they’re definitely tech-inspired and will get you close to your nerdy heart!
Star Wars Cookie Cutters, Sandwich Cutters, and Pancake Molds from Williams-Sonoma!
Have a super-geeky 2012 everybody!
It’s that time of the year where you see lists everywhere you turn. Now it’s our turn, as we present you with our list of the top 10 most popular 40Tech articles of 2011. These are articles that were posted in 2011, so popular older articles, like our look at Evernote as a GTD tool, weren’t considered. We measured “popularity” by the number of page views a story tallied during the year. Read on for the results.
It’s that time again, folks. A time of laughter, a time of cheer — a time of the gifting and receipt of fun tech toys. Oddly, I don’t have any on my list this year. I just want a toolbox. Well… Skyrim wouldn’t hurt, either. And a new computer. Maybe an iPad 2 upgrade — or maybe for my PS3 60GB to stop with the stupid yellow light of death stuff. Yeah, I’d like that one for sure.
Enough about me, though. What fun tech toys do you hope for this holiday season? What do you plan on gifting? Sky’s the limit here — and no tech is too small, either. If you want to give or get a personalized, full-sized Transformer, that’s cool. If you have your heart set on an archaic (but still awesome) calculator watch, hey, who am I to judge? It’s all gravy, here on 40Tech, so have at it!
In the meantime, I leave you with this incredibly hilarious image. It has almost nothing to do with tech, has everything to do with geek awesome, and if it doesn’t make you smile through the also-inevitable holiday stress, then… well… I got nothin’.
NOTE: This pic was sent to me via social media, with no attribution. If anyone knows who put this bit of fun together, please let me know so I can credit them!
Happy holidays — whatever they may mean to you! And please… be safe.
Thanks again to Glyde.com and Sanebox, the current advertisers on 40Tech who are running an ad of 4 weeks or longer. Glyde is an easy and cheap way to buy, sell, and organize video games, DVDs, tablets, eReaders, iPods, and books. Think of it as a way to sell your gear, often at a better price. Sanebox helps keep you productive by filtering your Inbox by separating emails that you must deal with right away from ones that can wait at least a couple of hours. It does this automatically, with no fuss and bother. Thanks to both of them for their support.
If you’re interested in advertising on 40Tech, you can see our rates, traffic information, and the available slots in our advertising media kit. You can purchase by the week or longer, and you get a discount and two mentions in a post like this for certain multi-week purchases.
Thanks to Glyde.com and Sanebox, our current advertisers. Glyde is a way to buy, sell, and organize video games, DVDs, tablets, eReaders, iPods, iPhone, iPads, and books. Sanebox automatically filters your Inbox by separating emails that you must deal with right away from ones that can wait at least a couple of hours. Thanks to both of them for their support.
We’re planning no more than two of these “thank you” posts per month (or per every 4 weeks). If you’re interested in advertising on 40Tech, you can see our rates, traffic information, and the available slots on our advertising page. You can purchase by the week or longer, with certain multi-week purchases getting you a discount and a thank you in two posts like this.
Google+ now supports brand pages, and 40Tech is there with our own page. We’re working out exactly how we’ll be using the page, but if you want to keep up with all things 40Tech, head on over and circle us. We’re still digging around, looking for other great pages to follow, and we’ve listed some below. If you have any suggestions, let us know in the comments.