Seth MacFarlane, the multitasking comedian and creator of Family Guy, and other raunchy fare, happens also to be the driving force behind the new version of Carl Sagan's classic science show COSMOS, which will appear Sunday on Fox and simultaneously on other networks, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I know a number of the writers and producers who have striven to create something stunning, vivid and updated for the 21st Century.
February 21, 2014 - While here in Florida I have had two interesting events occur related to our van, a 2006 Mazda MPV.
"In 1981, the top ten technology companies represented 95% of the global IT market cap. Today, that share has fallen to 26% and the ratio continues to fall."
Someone interviewing me for a magazine asked me what current technology tomorrow’s children would find obsolete. I almost answered "The Internet." Then I decided to think about that answer a little bit because it’s pretty scary. Then I decided it’s true.
Shortly, humans may find today’s wide open Internet as archaic as we now find phones that are wired to walls.
A decade since Facebook’s creation, the majority of American adults—57%—now use the popular social networking site. Nearly three in four teenagers have Facebook accounts. Almost two-thirds of these users visit the site on a daily basis. And just over half of those who aren’t registered with the site live with someone who is.
January 20, 2014 - Think you have a handle on the Internet now that you have mastered Google or Bing Search, have become chronically addicted to email, can't stop checking your Facebook Wall, or find yourself on Hangout or Skype with friends? Well think again because the Internet of Things is about to create an information explosion like nothing we have ever seen before.
January 12, 2014 - FLIR ONE (TM) is the first thermal imaging system to operate in tandem with a smart phone. Available for the iPhone 5 and 5s this coming spring and later in the year for Android devices, it attaches to your smart phone and measures thermal infrared energy emitted by objects. Thermal imaging gives you the vision to see at night just like the goggles worn by the military.
January 8, 2014 - It's my birthday today and having reached the 65th anniversary of my life I am in a somewhat reflective mood. The flood that inundated our ground floor of the apartment has resulted in a chaotic mess with parts of our floor pulled up and heaters with fans deployed to dry out the base of the walls and the underlying material upon which the floor was laid.
January 6, 2014 - It started with General Motors providing in-car services and was soon followed by Ford and others. But now Apple and Google are introducing smart car apps, integrating the iPhone OS and Android into automobiles and trucks.
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