The iPhone 7’s jack problem: Proof Apple cares more about their walled garden than their customers

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Look, the obvious problem with the iPhone 7 is the missing headphone jack.  The industry simply isn’t ready to ditch it as there isn’t a good replacement for it yet.  But that’s not the only thing that ticks me off about the new iPhone. Here’s a list: No fast charging What appears to be a only modest boost in battery life …

QThe iPhone 7’s jack problem: Proof Apple cares more about their walled garden than their customers

Privacy vs. Safety – OR – To decrypt or not to decrypt

Q Causes, Legal news, Politics, Tech News, Tech Opinion 2 Comments

Fair warning, this will most likely be a controversial post.  While I’m generally in favor of a citizen’s right to privacy, and I support companies that actually go to bat for our civil liberties, I’ve gotta side with law enforcement on this one–well, sorta.  Let me be absolutely clear, this isn’t a question of where my political loyalties lie, but …

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FCC generates a lot of hate over Net Neutrality

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The FCC seems to have ticked off a whole lot of people (don’t worry, the hate is well deserved).  See, Tom Wheeler, and his buddies created a proposal that would basically create a “fast lane” for services that are willing to pay extra fees to ISPs for the privilege. What the hell does that mean, you ask?  Great question!  Basically, …

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Update on the Net Neutrality debate

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Huzzah!  Jessica Rosenworcel, a commissioner of the FCC is asking to delay the vote due to public outcry over Tom Wheeler’s new proposal.  To recap, this new proposal would allow companies like AT&T and Comcast to charge extra money to companies like Netflix and Amazon just to get adequate bandwidth. This would inevitably prevent start-ups with bandwidth-heavy services from competing because they likely …

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Fight for net neutrality (important stuff)

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If you’re not entirely sure what net neutrality is, I’ll give you a few minutes to check out this article on Wikipedia (you only really need the definition). The FCC wants to let Internet Service Providers (ISPs) charge premiums to content providers like Google, Netflix, Apple, Hulu, and more.  These premiums would consist of extra fees to ensure that the content from a …

QFight for net neutrality (important stuff)

Read really, really fast

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It completely blew my mind today when I saw a news report on Spritz, a new app that helps you read up to 1,000 words per minute (wpm). Yeah, 1,000.  You could read a full length novel pretty damn quick at that speed.  In fact, The Hobbit (which is 95,356 words) would only take you around 70 minutes.  Wow. Curious? …

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High school kid to solve energy problems?

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A high school student wrote a brief essay on why we should use ammonia as a fuel source for our cars.  Not only did he write that essay, he actually makes a pretty solid and straightforward case.  So solid, in fact, that he got published in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. I strongly urge you to go read his post. …

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Upgradable smart phones? Sign me up!

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No, I’m not talking about your yearly or every-other-year upgrade plan.  I’m talking about upgrading the camera or processor on your existing phone!  You wouldn’t get new-phone-envy halfway through your contract, because you could just upgrade the one you have. Want a better camera? Sure, no problem. Faster processor? More RAM? More powerful battery? Go for it! Motorola just announced …

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Virtuix Omni and Oculus Rift . . . WANT

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I believe my geek circuits have just blown a fuse.  What you’re seeing up there is a guy on an omni-directional treadmill called the Virtuix Omni.  The goofy thing on his head is the Oculus Rift, which is a very, very promising virtual reality headset. The two are now available for pre-order from Virtuix in a bundle that costs only …

QVirtuix Omni and Oculus Rift . . . WANT

Humble eBook bundle! Go buy one!

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So I’m guessing at least some of you have heard of the Humble Bundle.  It’s a platform for independent game developers to get their games out to the masses.  Customers pay what they want, and get to decide where that money will go. Some of the cash goes to developers, some goes to the Humble Bundle people (to keep things running), …

QHumble eBook bundle! Go buy one!