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Category Archives: Technology
Do I want to buy a Facebook ‘Portal’ device?
Having a daughter that lives in a city located almost 1,000 miles away is sometimes frustrating. I miss her and wish I could see her and spend time with her more often. And I know I am in good company … Continue reading
Will smartwatches become ubiquitous?
I don’t know if it’s the same for people living outside of a major urban area, but there are increasing amounts people of all ages wearing smartwatches (and in particular Apple watches). While I am still not a giant fan … Continue reading
Posted in Personal Technology, Technology Tagged Android Watch, Apple watch, Huawei smartwatch, LG Watch, Samsung watch, Smartwaches, Smartwatch, TomsGuide Leave a comment
Smartphone prices are not based on their utility
My Samsung Android phone is 19 months into its two-year contract-life and of course the battery is losing its ability to hold a charge. And before you iPhone acolytes speak out, I’ve heard first-hand that iPhone’s batteries are no better … Continue reading
Technology gifts that have changed my life
A high school friend who I’ve not seen in several years posted on social media about a new Fit Bit she received as a holiday gift. My wife and I like to give Fit Bits as gifts because I believe … Continue reading
Gadgets can still offer value – just don’t call them that
NY Times writer Farhad Manjoo had another excellent column this morning “The Gadget Apocalypse Is Upon Us”. I agree with the idea that gadgets are losing the battle to software. Consumer behavior plays a critical role in determining the success of … Continue reading
Posted in Gadgets, Personal Technology, Technology Tagged Farhad Manjoo, FitBit, Pebble Watch, Personal Health technology Leave a comment
First run movies at home won’t kill going to the movies
Last week Sean Parker (of Napster and Facebook fame) announced a new startup project, and as FORTUNE magazine put it “… called the Screening Room, that would allow users to pay to watch movies from home on the same day … Continue reading
Posted in ads in movies, Movie theater advertising, Screenvision, Technology Tagged Cost for first run movies at home, DirecTV, Facebook, first-run movies at home, Fortune Magazine article home theaters, home theaters, movie theaters, Napster, Prem Akkaraju, Screening Room, Sean Parker, Variety.com, watching movies at home 2 Comments
The Power of Sound – for Dolby’s brand the beat goes on and on
Many people around the world went to movie theaters over the holidays (and continue to do so in early 2016). If you’ve seen Star Wars Episode VII, you recall that the movie promotes that it is” PRESENTED IN DOLBY VISION … Continue reading
Posted in Technology Tagged Dolby Digital, Dolby Sound, DTS, Ray Dolby, Star Wars Episode VII sound, Surround Sound, Thomas Dolby Leave a comment
5 Technology Gifts for 2016 I’d like to see
Reading an article in today’s Wall Street Journal entitled ‘Auto Makers Losing Battle for Dashboard Apps’ reminded me that there are a number of technology-based changes that would be wonderful to use in 2016. What must be kept in mind … Continue reading
Micropayments are almost ready for prime time
This fall has been a baseball dream season (so far) for this Mets fan. Even when traveling I want to at least be able to listen to the game if not watch on television (or better yet in person). MLB.com … Continue reading
Posted in Technology Tagged Apple Pay, At-bat app, Bitcoin, Google Wallet, micropayments, MLB.com, NHL.com, PayPal Leave a comment
Tech Crunch and the exuberance of start-ups
I’ve been a fan of Tech Crunch for some time now and even more so since I’ve been watching HBO’s Silicon Valley (I so want to go to Disrupt!). This past Tuesday night I attended a NY Meetup and Pitch-off … Continue reading