USA Today shares a useful new piece of technology… … for people too drunk to count or with such a large bounty that they don’t need to count. Behold the Internet of Useless Things.
This weekend, I’m doing a bit of research about the stories people tell about technology. One of the most popular stories that I have come across is the tale that technological improvements are going to enable such a huge amount of change that life will
Companies could, instead of playing Yavli’s cat-and-mouse game with ad blockers, work on creative ways to communicate in authentic ways with consumers, without advertising. Of course, that would require the companies to develop some understanding of cultural authenticity.
When one of my kids logged into play Minecraft yesterday, this message appeared: I laughed out loud in recognition. My challenge to you in cultural archeology: can you explain (or better yet, recall) the meaning of the statement on this screen?
Two weeks ago, I “upgraded” from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, drawn by the promise of… a) talking to a computer like Jean-Luc Picard, and b) relief from the slow, pointless Start screen. For two weeks, I tried to make Windows 10 work. I enjoyed
This summer, Google bragged about its latest generation of server technology: “From Firehose, our first in-house datacenter network, ten years ago to our latest-generation Jupiter network, we’ve increased the capacity of a single datacenter network more than 100x. Our current generation — Jupiter fabrics —
The idea, say the people at Spire, is that people need a machine to be mindful, so that people don’t have to go through the work of learning self-control.
Researchers from places like the American Religious Identification Survey and the Pew Center on Religion and Public life find that, as the years progress, more and more Americans are declaring themselves to belong to no particular religion, and to have no interest in going to
Over the weekend, Rick Perry issued a challenge to Hillary Clinton. He tweeted that “Americans want results not rhetoric.” As Governor of Texas, Rick Perry certainly got results. – At the end of his term of Governor, Texas began to lose tens of thousands of
House Democrats Fail To Block Amendment Banning License Plate Surveillance Cameras By Department of Transportation
Why are so many congressional Democrats consistently opposed to legislation that would protect Americans from unconstitutional search and seizure by automatic license plate readers, and why do most congressional Republicans support the legislation, when they have demonstrated such strong contempt for constitutional rights in other occasions?
Skylock makes your bicycle part of the Internet of Things, so what could be the problem? Well…