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Archive for the 'Technology' Category

QuadCopters The Phantom is now only about $1250, but the new top-of-the-line quadcopter is about $5k. Ouch. Maybe the LSW DVDs will sell really well… 😉 Or someone will want to trade a new Inspire 1 Pro for about 50 hours of golf lessons. 🙂

Short one here today, but basically, as I watched my daughter struggle to use Pages on her (fairly old) MacBook, I realized that kids these days are actually less computer literate than their preceding generation. Don't get me wrong - they're more technology-literate. They're just less capable of using devices they don't touch directly. They […]

Meat from Plants

The Top-Secret Food That Will Change the Way You Eat More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the […]

Tweets Go Missing

@the_sand_trap @ianjamespoulter GIR is King, Ian… so if you want to be king, hit more greens. Worry about your putting later. @LowScoreWins — Erik J. Barzeski (@iacas) November 21, 2014 I sent that Tweet November 21, 2014. Yet if I visit and hit the "end" key until November 21, 2014 should come into view… […]

Ring (Doorbell)

I wonder how well the thing holds up to the elements, namely, cold and rain. I could pretty easily foresee replacing two doorbells, and one of them is not beneath a roof on the patio, it's on the exposed side of the house. Plus, Erie, PA gets awfully cold. Any discounts out there…? Edit: Reviews […]

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

Volkswagen's New 300 MPG Car Is Not Allowed In America Because It's Too Efficient They're allowed in Europe, but they're still only making 2,000 of them.

Procrastinators Rejoice!

How speakers make sound.

Mythbusters on Gorilla Glass

The second half is better.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Six Colors: Amazon Fire TV Stick review We got one. I honestly didn't think it needed to be plugged in to a power source. I figured it either used its own little battery or got power from the HDMI port or something. That severely limits its usefulness.

Dear Senator Ted Cruz, I'm going to explain to you how Net Neutrality ACTUALLY works

Core Speaker

The Core wireless speaker system Dave and I each have one of these things coming. It supposedly sounds really good, so… Yeah. I really have almost no actual use for a speaker. Maybe I can use it as a PA system or something when I give a talk. A bluetooth microphone would be all that's […]

Wal-Mart and Apple Pay

This Verbal Confrontation Shows Why Walmart Will Never Accept Apple Pay (Video) As Tim Cook said, people like their credit cards. They're reasonably secure, they provide a record for billing, they offer rewards and points if used responsibly, they're easy to use, etc. CurrentC or MCX is none of those things.

Astronaut – a NASA FIlm

Astronaut - A journey to space from Guillaume JUIN on Vimeo. Do yourself the favor of watching it full-screen.

Amazon Echo? No Thanks

Amazon Echo - Official site It's always listening. I'll pass. Six Colors: Siri, Cortana, OK Google, meet Amazon Echo

Kindle Voyage Review

Six Colors: Kindle Voyage review The Kindle Voyage is a premium reader at a premium price, targeting people who love their Kindles so much that they won't hesitate to spend $200 for the best Kindle they can buy. It's a smart decision, I think, and the Voyage is an excellent product. That all said, I […]