The Usability of Unboxing

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Home Signal Box.

I review a lot of tech kit. It is amazing just how bad the consumer experience is when you have a brand-new box in your hands. It can be as simple as difficult to open packaging, to the existential horror of a poorly translated manual. The first time a customer holds your product in their…

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Kindle and SureSignal – or how to find your Kindle's phone number

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I’ve got a rather neat femtocell – the Vodafone SureSignal. It extends the 3G signal into my house by way of my broadband. To stop anyone leaching my broadband, you need to register “approved” phone numbers with the SureSignal. So – given that the Kindle has a Vodafone SIM card – how do we find…

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