Tag: technology

  • hu.ma.ne… the Star Trek Communicator on steroids

    hu.ma.ne… the Star Trek Communicator on steroids

    This thing is cool. I’d like to have it just to play with it. I wonder if it will work internationally and how good the camera and audio quality really are on such a small device.

  • Is there a FedEx iPhone trade-in theft ring?

    Is there a FedEx iPhone trade-in theft ring?

    UPDATE: October 25, 2023 24 hours after my last phone call to FedEx my trade-in was received at Apple’s partner’s facility. I don’t think it would have been delivered at all if I didn’t call and press them. The only time the packaged moved was shortly after I made one of my calls to customer…

  • Google is doing some weird shit with their photo processing

    Google is doing some weird shit with their photo processing

    I have a Pixel 7a. I’ve been using it since May 2023 and I’ve noticed selfies taken with this phone were a bit odd. In some pics it looks like I’m photoshopped into the scene rather than a natural photo. Today I think I pinned it down. It’s a combination of processing and Top Shot.…

  • Sats and Sounds Episode 3 –  2023.09.04

    Sats and Sounds Episode 3 – 2023.09.04

    I’m not a DJ and I never played one on TV. Never the less, I launched a new web site and podcast called Sats and Sounds. Every week I play three songs that are Value4Value enabled. It’s a quick hit three track listen with independent artists you may not have heard before. They’re songs I…

  • Automated drive-thru bot will eventually eliminate thousands of jobs

    Automated drive-thru bot will eventually eliminate thousands of jobs

    Michael Cato, the COO of a Hardee’s Franchise in Maryland, says AI-driven drive-thru technology will not be replacing any crew members in their franchise. Here’s the quote, “We have no intention of cutting labor.” When listening to his interview in the Wall Street Journal, he says the technology will help because they are short-staffed. Automated…

  • Is YouTube Premium worth $14 per month?

    Is YouTube Premium worth $14 per month?

    Everyone knows subscriptions are out of control. I feel like block of ice being chipped away by hoards of people wanting an ice cube for their drink. This feeling is made worse by inflation melting my ice block allowing larger chunks with every strike. YouTube is bringing more heat by bumping their subscription to $14/month.…