Tech & The District » Blackberry Tech the way we see it: insights and musings on technology PR, policy and the District, from H&K’s D.C. Tech Team. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:06:44 +0000 en hourly 1 Tech in 5: Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro Fri, 02 Oct 2009 19:48:58 +0000 Vanessa Truskey Are you trying to decide between an iPhone and a BlackBerry?  Is your TV not working after the digital transition this past June?  Have no idea what I’m even talking about?  Your first stop should be the Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro and his column, Faster Forward.   In this installment of Tech in 5, we spend some time with Rob, one of the most widely-sought out columnists on consumer tech and gadget issues, to find out which reader questions irk him the most, which gadget he can’t live without, and (perhaps most importantly), his feelings on our very own (love ‘em or leave ‘em) Washington Nationals.

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No IM’ing Friends from The White House Fri, 23 Jan 2009 20:26:00 +0000 Vanessa Truskey Those of us who can’t imagine what it was like to do business before the invention of the cell phone or BlackBerry wouldn’t want to be working at the White House this week.   The Washington Post reported yesterday that when President Obama’s new staff showed up for work, they found the place in technology shambles.  No Facebook (gasp) or IM.  This just won’t do for the folks who defined social networking in political campaigns.  A few days after delighting that he’ll get to keep his BlackBerry, his staff finds itself using Gmail accounts to communicate, instead of that oh-so-coveted “” extension.  I’ve got to imagine security firms nationwide are taking notice: there is a group of young, tech-savvy staffers in the White House now, and an even more fervent American public anxious to read about President Obama’s every move via Twitter, who need secure ways to communicate which aren’t hack-able or phish-able.  Get to work security firms.  Yes you can.

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