All this talk about self driving cars causing accidents, very little about how they avoid them and save lives.  So here is the first video clip of a real world situation where a Tesla avoided an accident by stopping way faster than I could have.  Also note, its wet.  So if a human was driving,… Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


From www.fastcodesign.com

When it comes to the auto industry the future is coming on at full speed.  Although I think its optimistic to think we will have self driving cars in 5 years, because of both technology and legal reasons, but in 10 I think we will see a large percentage of cars that can drive themselves… Read More


google Cardboard VR glasses front

… I’ve been here for years.. Song?  Anybody?  That’s right!  LL Cool J, ah a trip in the way back machine.  However, we are not going to talk about ’91 rap, instead we are going to talk about what VR was in ’91 when ‘Mama said knock you out,’ was released, then again in ’98… Read More


Image from: http://blog.laptopmag.com

This has been building up for sometime.  As with the Great Mobile War and Browser War, the Great Office Cloud War has 3 players, Google, Apple and now Microsoft. In the beginning, there was Google Docs.  Google docs were pretty simple but had one great advantage.  You could start a doc on one machine, go… Read More


image from netsolutionsny.com

I upgraded from Windows 7 to 8 then 8.1  I have not had any more major issues with it short of the UX/UI that is basically common knowledge at this point.  I’ve downloaded Windows 10 and although I have not experimented with it too much, its a better experience then 8, so I feel I’m… Read More


bill the vaper

A computer virus that is, and you can.  Seems there is a reported case, on Reddit, of an e-cigarette delivering a payload of malware once plugged into the USB port.  A cheap device from China it seems. No shocker there.  So what should we learn from this especially given the post I did yesterday on… Read More


simcity offline

With the Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, and Samsung gear VR there are many options for low cost VR.  As a long time SimCity mayor, my first thought was, how cool would it be to explore my city in VR!  So I waited.  Nothing.  Why? As you already know, SimCity is full 3D, you can navigate… Read More


Ok, that was horrible and I should be bludgeon with a heavy brass object, however, once I explain what xTV is, perhaps you will forgive me a little bit. “ok, fine then, what is xTV?” XTV is a internet video service for the enterprise. (IPTV) But it’s not useful to just enterprise users.  Imagine you have… Read More


I was just thinking...

I was listening to NPR and they played an interview with a futballer who answered a question misunderstanding vampire for umpire. After he realized the mistake he laughed and said please delete that.   And it struck me, 10 years ago, we would said erase.  I’m pretty sure whatever device they were using for the interview… Read More


The following is a summery post from Hugh Seaton, you can go there to read the full version.  However there are a few points I want to reinforce.  When a company bring a technology to market, they have to think about how to talk about their offering.For a start-up company, this can be especially challenging… Read More


yo

During lunch I was having a conversation with a group of people at work around the app ‘Yo’.  I’m sure you have heard of it by now, basically it is a simple 1 button app that sends the message “Yo” to someone(s) from your address book.  The basic idea came from a request from an… Read More


monster pancake rice cooker

Yes, you read that right. You can create a massive huge super monster pancake using your rice cooker.  That is assuming you have one of course. If not, with a few modification you can use a bread maker as well.  The cool part is you can add a number of ingredients like fruit, nuts, chocolate,… Read More