Posts Tagged: TECHNOLOGY

Technology Is Killing Me (And Probably You, Too)

Technology Is Killing Me (And Probably You, Too)

Most days, I dream of chucking my iPhone 7 off a cliff. I imagine this $750 slab hurtling through the air, skipping across the surface of a turbulent ocean, and sinking deep, deep down into the murky depths. When that doesn’t work, I picture dropping it out a window and watching the screen shatter against

Technology will change where we live

Technology will change where we live

Governor Jerry Brown recently proposedlegislation that would streamline the path for large-scale development across California. It could have a huge impact on growing housing supply in San Francisco, specifically, which suffers fromNIMBYism and a lengthy, local review process for building developers. The additional supply spurred by the legislation will help abate the rising housing costs —


Bezos to Set The Washington Post on Fire

Bezos to Set The Washington Post on Fire

Jeff Bezos is planning to bring together two separate but equally important projects under his control: the Amazon Kindle Fire and The Washington Post. The Amazon CEO bought the paper slightly more than a year ago as a personal investment. Now the twain shall meet in Project Rainbow, a pilot project that has been under

Highfive Offers Easy, Breezy Videoconferencing Handoffs

Highfive Offers Easy, Breezy Videoconferencing Handoffs

Highfive on Tuesday released a product priced to put high-quality videoconferencing in any room in any company. The product, also named “Highfive,” is a US$799 device that connects to a TV and the Internet and can create video conferences in HD with high-fidelity sound. What separates Highfive from other videoconferencing products in its price range


Look, Ma! No Hands… Crunch!

Look, Ma! No Hands… Crunch!

Those wonderful hands-free communications capabilities now available in automobiles may carry the promise of making driving safer, but they’re not fulfilling it, according to two studies conducted jointly by the University of Utah and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. And forget about using your iPhone’s Siri in the car, even hands-free — it might

What’s the future of in-car technology?

What’s the future of in-car technology?

Agent Bowler takes a look at how the major mobile companies are now setting their sights on your dashboard, and explores what the future of in-car technology could hold. Today, cars are getting smarter with every new generation. From windscreen wipers turning themselves on with the first drop of rain, to radar-assisted speed control keeping


PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY IS NOT WISDOM

PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY IS NOT WISDOM

Personal Technology is Not Wisdom by Victor Davis Hanson Americans now have more computer power in their smart phones than did the Pentagon in all its computer banks just 30 years ago. We board a sophisticated jet and assume that the flight is no more dangerous than crossing the street. The downside of this complete