At Apple’s “Special Event” today (October 27th 2016) they coyly announced new monitors from LG which mark the end of the Thunderbolt Display and open the floodgates for 3rd parties to create monitors with a single-cable for video, data, and power compatible with Apple’s latest crop of USB-C enabled laptops. Two new monitors from LG 21.5″ […]
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I couldn’t honestly call this NEWS, so its is for commentary on recent products and events.
Commentary: No Warrant Required for Phone Location Records, Court Rules
I was intrigued enough by this article in the WSJ that I thought I would publicly examine my feelings about the implications. The story is about a recent Cincinnati-based federal appeals court decision in which they deemed that federal agents can obtain cellphone records that reveal a caller’s location without a warrant. “Cell-site data—like mailing addresses, phone numbers, […]
iOS 8.3 Update Highlights
Apple pushed out an update last week relevant for current iOS device owners, there a quite a few bug fixes that I hope they finally squashed. The only notable feature addition in 8.3 is a new Emoji Keyboard with 300 new characters (see this CNET article for tips on using the new keyboard). You can see the […]
Amazon Dash – The Future of Shopping?
One click and more will be on your doorstep in 2 days! I have to admit when I first saw the “Dash Button” on Amazon.com I got pretty excited. I haven’t seen a potentially transformative application of technology for advertising like this in quite some time. It just makes sense. The technology has come along […]
The New Kinect for Xbox One: 3D Scanning and Big Brother
People are getting pretty excited over the new Kinect Sensor for the recently announced Xbox One. A significant upgrade to the specs, most notably HD sensor and more accurate 3D detection, make it an even more powerful tool for people looking to harness what is happening realtime in 3D space. The more I read […]