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Just a scratch

I am starting a new project and am debating whether or not to use an app. The app is free, so it isn’t a question of money. It’s a question of that scratch. You know the one, the scratch of … Continue reading

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There can only be one

No, I’m not talking Highlander. Oooh, Highlander. Wait. What? Ahem. Let’s begin again. We bought a Firestick because we are cheap and didn’t want to buy a smart TV. I enjoy my firestick to watch our Apps like Netflix, Hulu, PBS, … Continue reading

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Power up

Like many folks, we received a few electronic gadgets for Christmas. Gadgets that charge using a USB port. Sadly, our Mac only has 4 standard USB ports and 3 are permanently taken. So what is a person to do? We … Continue reading

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Friday Futurecast: Human Labor, part 2

Last week, I talked about the machines taking over and humans being paid to keep out of business. This week is the other side of that coin. I’m talking microbusiness. Each business in a community supports that community. No more … Continue reading

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Friday Futurecast: Human Labor (part 1)

Technology usually makes our life easier and more efficient. But there’s no doubt that it is also taking human jobs. Let’s face it when the only thing that matters is the bottom line-a robotic system that can work 24/7/365, that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Friday Futurecast: The Immersive Experience

Back in the day, the VR (virtual reality) experience was the up and coming thing. Through a pair of glasses, the wearer could become part of the game being played. This later evolved into real-life experiences where the viewer could … Continue reading

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Friday’s Futurecast: Algorithms

My first introduction to algorithms via computers ruling the world was through Landru on the original Star Trek series (The Return of the Archons). In many ways, I preferred the Terminator movies. At least there was an enemy to shot, … Continue reading

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Behind the Series: Syn-En—The Cyborgs

Edwin Starr asked the question about war. He declared definitively that war wasn’t good for anything and, yes, this song was part of the soundtrack that I listened to while writing the Syn-En series. Yet, despite Starr’s anthem, technology emerges … Continue reading

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Gotta Kiosk For You

There are some folks who think the rise of the kiosk is directly related to the rise of minimum wage. They obviously don’t pay attention. Kiosks have been in place for years. Yes,  years. Kiosks are the next evolution of … Continue reading

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Did you know?

I learned an interesting factoid that I thought I’d pass on. You know those annoying little captcha that you have to fill out to prove that you aren’t a robot? Well, it seems those buggers are doing more than just … Continue reading

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