Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fwd: Dell


First off—just to get this out of the way—it's the thinnest tablet the world has ever produced. At just 6mm thick, the badass gunmetal-grey aluminum chassis handily takes the crown from Sony's 6.4mm thick Xperia Z2 slate. See how my 10.4mm Moto X looks ridiculously fat by comparison? The Dell is thin, no joke.


Second, this slate also comes with arguably the world's best tablet screen: a gorgeous 8.4-inch, 2560 x 1600 OLED panel with colors to die for. 



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fwd: The Machine

'The Machine's design includes other novel features such as optical fiber instead of copper wiring for moving data around. HP's simulations suggest that a server built to The Machine's blueprint could be six times more powerful than an equivalent conventional design, while using just 1.25 percent of the energy and being around 10 percent the size.'

Thursday, August 21, 2014




If I wanted a cheap iPhone I would hold out for Apple to drop the price of the 5S to $100.  I think that it might already be the price in some places.


The 5S is a 2013 model.

The 5C is a slightly cheaper version of the iPhone 5, which is a 2012 model.  I have the iPhone 5.  My intent is to upgrade to one of the versions of the iPhone 6, but I might look at other brands too.



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

iPhone 5s/5c stocks being liquidated



Sunday, March 30, 2014

How iPads and smartphones are killing jobs

A testing ground for this is the debate over whether to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10, as President Obama and many Democrats would like. Historically, raising the minimum wage has usually had no meaningful impact on hiring, regardless of what partisan advocates may claim. But this time may, uh, be different. Up till now, automation has mostly been used to streamline industrial assembly lines and other complex systems. Now, technology has gotten so cheap that a few iPads outfitted with ordering and purchasing software may be cheaper than a staff of retail clerks earning minimum wage. If the pay threshold were to rise to $10.10, it could boost overall costs at some employers by nearly 10%, according to BlackRock analysis. That may be enough to persuade a whole range of companies to replace workers with gizmos wherever possible.





Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Steve Jobs Insult Response

In 1997 Steve Jobs saved a near bankrupt Apple by canceling many of their projects in order to focus on just a few things. His response to an angry engineer was measured and thoughtful...

He often said that success is saying no to a thousand things.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Netflix Said to Agree to Pay Comcast for Faster Web Access



… something seems very wrong about this, like the cable companies are blackmailing content providers to provide the bandwidth that the customers have already paid for.  So much for “Unlimited Internet Access.”

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fixing cracked glass at Apple's 5th Avenue store may cost $450,000


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Apple brilliantly waxes poetic in new iPad Air ad


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Gray Thursday returns

Last night I took back $199 of stuff to Wal-Mart that I had bought on the Gray Thursday, the day before Black Friday.   I checked their return policy, and it was still good for up to 15 days after Christmas.


I bought more than I needed on Gray Thursday because I wanted to evaluate a couple of cheap seven inch tablets, for which they charged me more than the advertised price on both.   I never opened the tablets because I also bought a Microsoft Surface for $200 on Black Friday.  I didn’t really need any more tablets since I already have an iPad 4, but I wanted to get my hands on some other tablets to see what they were like.


Match 3 in a row game iPhone/Android game.

At times I get somewhat addicted to The Lorax Truffalufa game.  I wasn’t thrilled with the movie, but the game is great fun.


I have heard that video games are a good way for older people to keep their mind active.