Posts filed under “Technology”

Tech Headaches

I don’t why this trip to Canada is casing me such problems, but I keep running into difficulties:

• iPhone won’t dial out. Sometimes after 30 seconds I can make a connection. Most of the time, nada.

• Word Press wont let me access back end of blog. It might be WiFi related — wouldn’t work on plane or in hotel wifi but hotel land line was fine.

Now I have to through 240 comments that ended up in the filter. Bleah.

Back soon, technology gods permitting.



Category: Technology

Technology & Retail Obsolescence

I forgot to publish my Bloomberg appearance this past week — here are two of the segments, mostly on retail and obsolescence:

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Category: Media, Really, really bad calls, Retail, Technology, Valuation, Video

Organizational Charts of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google

  This diagram of the organizational chart of various companies is from Nick Wingfield’s NYT tech column today, Microsoft Overhauls, the Apple Way. I find it both hilarious AND insightful:   click for larger graghic BonkersWorld     Source: Microsoft Overhauls, the Apple Way NICK WINGFIELD NYT,  July 11, 2013

Category: Corporate Management, Humor, Technology, Weekend

Mind Over Mechanics

The future is here:

In a jaw-dropping feat of engineering, electronics turn a person’s thoughts into commands for a robot. Using a brain-computer interface technology pioneered by University of Minnesota biomedical engineering professor Bin He, several young people have learned to use their thoughts to steer a flying robot around a gym, making it turn, rise, dip, and even sail through a ring.

The technology may someday allow people robbed of speech and mobility by neurodegenerative diseases to regain function by controlling artificial limbs, wheelchairs, or other devices. And it’s completely noninvasive: Brain waves (EEG) are picked up by the electrodes of an EEG cap on the scalp, not a chip implanted in the brain.

A report on the technology has been published in the Journal of Neural Engineering:

Category: Science, Technology, Video

Solved: UFOs, Loch Ness Monster, Ghosts & Bigfoot

Percentage of US population carrying cameras everywhere they go:   Click to enlarge Source: xkcd

Category: Technology, UnScience

Tesla Model S Cold Weather Range Test Norway

We attempt to drive the Tesla Model S from Oslo, the capitol of Norway, to Geilo. The journey is only 270 kms, but with a climb of 800 metres and freezing temperatures. The test car is a US-spec Model S without cold weather spec. Hat tip: Market Clues

Category: Technology, Venture Capital, Weekend

Network Data

This is from 1 year ago, and is suddenly very relevant:

Network from Michael Rigley on Vimeo.

Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes that underlie our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we feed into the network.

Vimeo via boingboing

Category: Technology, Video, War/Defense

NSA Built Back Door In All Windows Software by 1999 In researching the stunning pervasiveness of spying by the government (it’s much more wide spread than you’ve heard even now), we ran across the fact that the FBI wants software programmers to install a backdoor in all software. Digging a little further, we found a 1999…Read More

Category: Technology, War/Defense

Source: All Things D

Category: Technology, Video

iPhone App Reads Your Emails Out Loud

Finally … an iPhone App That Will Read My Emails Out Loud! Listen and Talk to Your Emails   As an iPhone power user, I’ve been frustrated for years by the inability to have my emails spoken out loud … in the same way that Siri can read text messages out loud. A new, free…Read More

Category: Technology, Think Tank