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John Walton

John Walton is a student and writer who spends most of his free time fingerpicking an acoustic guitar and authoring biographical snippets in the third-person. He lives with his wife and their cat, who are, like him, compulsive movers/travelers. He is passionate about open source software, learning to speak Thai, and watching poker tournaments on television (WPT).

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7 days of DroidDog: 2/25/10

This week, we learned that Android is the leader of the pack when it comes to the availability of free apps and that a huge chunk of the Android-loving public is male. I think some of that may have...

7 Days of DroidDog: 02/19/10

If you're a big fan of Android, you already know: The start of MWC in Barcelona signals a deluge of tech news, and this year has been no exception. The Android videos, announcements, images, and...

Sony Ericsson announces X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro

Sony Ericsson announced today two new Androids: The X10 Mini and the X10 Mini Pro. My first impression, from the images I've seen, is that SE has come up with an insanely cool form factor that will...

7 days of DroidDog: 02/11/10

Yes, my weekly post on the weekly happenings at DroidDog has a new title, as the last one was just a bit too similar for comfort to another weekly web installment at a tech blog. So, I give you 7...

Dogfight! HTC HD2 vs. Google Nexus One - Part 1

I was convinced going into the that I would spend most of the dogfight talking about how great the Nexus One is. But with Sense, the HD 2 has plenty to offer.

Dogfight! HTC HD2 vs. Google Nexus One - Part 2

I definitely favor Android over Windows Mobile, but when it comes to Sense, no matter what the underlying OS, the surface is lovely.

This Week in DroidDog: 02/04/10

As you probably know, PhoneDog is pretty crazy about giveaways. The main site just sent out it's 67th prize from the One Paw Bandit, and they haven't been pencil erasers, either. DroidDog is getting...

What Up, Droid? 01/28/10

Apps: I've been leaning more towards app-related news lately and since I have a Nexus One on hand and people are asking about compatibility, I decided to put together a post on my favorite apps for...

What Up, Droid? 01/20/10

This past week hasn't been too hectic in the world of Android, and that leaves me some room here for discussing apps. With all of the craziness surrounding CES and the launch of the Nexus One, that's...

What up, Droid? 01/14/10

I was at CES on Thursday, the 7th, and missed an installment of What Up, Droid? Still, the point of these usually-weekly posts is to deliver a 7-day summary of Droid news real short and sweet like,...

My first CES

I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to attend CES for the first time this year and was also lucky enough to arrive one day earlier and leave one day later than my colleagues. I thought that...

Sony Ericsson X10 hands on at CES

It's a virtually indisputable fact: Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X10 is as visually stunning an Android as we've seen thus far and is quite possibly - in my mind - the sexiest phone on deck for 2010. With...

Nexus One CES demo: voice input

A quick demonstration of the Nexus One's voice input capabilities. I think I should point out that this occured in a very noisy environment. The woman doing the demo had to speak quite loudly for me...

Motorola Backflip demo at CES

Motorola announced at CES that both T-Mobile's Cliq and the new Backflip will be jumping from Android 1.5 to 2.1. They didn't officially announce a carrier, but there's plenty of information out...

Win a hacked G1 with a tweet!

Are you one of those people who thinks that phone hacking looks like a lot of fun but is just too risky to try on your own device? Maybe you hack phones all day and just want to add another one to...

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