google panda autono-cab car

Now there are exceptions to this of course, but when I tell people that in five years they will no longer need a new car, I get a look like I’m nuts.  But once I explain that you are getting a new(ish) car and its a ‘need’ not want, then they are a little less… Read More


Photo0689

First thing you may ask is; why would I write something so personal in a mostly tech blog.  Well this was not always a tech blog.  Back when I started, Jan 2008 if you can believe that, I was working mostly from home and had TV news on pretty much 24/7.  The 08 election was… Read More


samsung watch

Just to be clear, I still think the Apple watch is the best of a generation, that is, the first smart watch generation.  But I’m already looking to the next one and with the Samsung Gear S and LG Urbane, I think I already see it. First the Gear S.  I’ve been using it for 2 weeks… Read More


cortana-toy

Just read that in June Microsoft will release their voice assistant Cortana for Android and iOS.  This is great for those of us who want to try something new who use Android and Google Now search, which is very good, but sometimes you want something a little more conversational. For my friends who have been complaining about Siri not… Read More


Yesterday a story came out about New York authoring 5000 driver-less cabs for limited use.  Here is the thing though.  You know,  YOU KNOW, some people are going to have sex in those cars.  Having condoms you can buy in the car will be a money maker.  Basically people will get into the cabs, and… Read More


I think its pretty much confirmed but I have not actually seen it, but Samsung is giving away a next gen Gear VR headset AND Galaxy S 6 phone!!   Holy cats!!!   If you know anything about basic Java programming, you need to get in on this.  Like I said in my last post,… Read More


Image from http://inhabitat.com/

Ok, so this article on driver-less cabs just popped up saying NY’s Mayor de Blasio just signed with Google to have them put out a fleet of 5000 driver-less cars in Brooklyn and Queens.  They will be called Zippie.  Nice.  And that is not all; order now and get an ATM machine, vending machine spitting… Read More


vrhackathon2014

Yeah, I know, who would schedule something on Memorial Day weekend? Hardcore VR hackers, that’s who! So if you have family plans, then you are not fully dedicated to the cause.  Ok, that was harsh, but still, you do not want to miss out on this year’s VR Hackathon.  Last year was pretty fun…I should know…I… Read More


car-keys

As of last week we finally have an in service self driving vehicle on the road, however the vehicle is a big rig. So unless you haul 18-wheelers, you are not going to get your freeway autocruise just yet.  However, now that we got trucks on the road, its only a matter of time before… Read More


image from autoblog

A while back I wrote a post that we would see self driving trucks before we see self driving cars.  Well that truck is now officially hitting the road in Nevada, and assuming the pics are of the actual truck that is going to hit the road, its sci-fi-ish. The Inspiration truck features a system… Read More


This is just a rant, but I know its true.  Now as a guy, most of the time I go to the restroom, larger ones, not the single user ones, its a pretty quick story.  I know for women its not the case, and still, we make men’s and women’s restrooms the same size.  That’s… Read More


VR theme park players

I just saw this and it already on my bucket list. THE VOID.  A VR Theme park where virtual reality technology is taking to it’s cutting edge.  And it looks great!  But after a bit of thinking, Utah?  Really?  Why is this not in California?  And this will take A LOT of capital, does this… Read More


Image from http://rameznaam.com

So Friday Elon Musk finally gave us the full details on the home battery he has been hinting at for the last few months.  As expected, it’s basically a smart battery that you can mount on a wall that will smooth out your home or buildings power demand from the grid as well as extend the… Read More


hololens

At its Build Developer Conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft provided some new details on its HoloLens virtual reality device it announced back in January. HoloLens is a head-mounted, holographic computer with a depth camera that provides a mixed-reality experience for a range of applications. I briefly covered the HoloLens in a previous post and was… Read More


lambergini

First seen at the Lamborghini booth at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 in March, Samsung and Lamborghini created a well received 360 video of the Lamborghini driving around. Well I finally got to see it today and its more than just a camera in the car.  This video was very well planned out and shots… Read More


foil as faraday-cage

Sigh.  More proof mean people suck.  So here is the story.  Thieves are using signal power amplifiers to extend your cars reach to your key fob.  The way it works normally is when you are a few feet from your car, the car’s remote sensing system detects its your key fob and unlocks itself.  Well… Read More


Apple watch hero_classic_leather_large

Sound less then excited in my title?  That is because I was.  I have the original Pebble, the Pebble Steel and the original LG.  The Apple watch is nicer then all of these, but only just a bit nicer.  The screen is a bit nicer, but not much.  I liked the round edges of the… Read More


Apple watch aaand it gone meme

Short answer mostly no.  Long answer, there are still watch to be sold to Apple owners, you just have to sell it the right way.  Now even though Apple sold out of their first batch of pre-orders, they did not release any numbers to indicate how many that is.  Some analysts have predicted the company… Read More


BigRig for Ants?

There has been lots of talk about self driving cars and how they will change the world, and they will, but before that happens, a just as big change will come to trucking. Imagine a long line of trucks all super close together getting 2x the gas or electric mileages because of drafting. Drivers would… Read More


My wife come in and asked me to listen to a voice mail. It was a recording of someone with an english accent saying that he was from the IRS and they have been trying to reach out to her for a 1040 audit. ( WTH is a 1040 audit anyway?) They never used her… Read More