Good news to all of you who work in big office buildings or remote locations that happen to have good connectivity but bad cell service. We have all used Wifi – Voice over IP services like Skype, but today AT&T has turned on the service that allows you to make the same type of calls… Read More Native Wifi Calling now available on AT&T iPhones
The tech pundits have spoken – the next version of the iPhone (6s & 6s+) are fantastic. The Verge: “This is one of those potentially huge user behaviors — like swiping, or pinching and zooming — that seem odd or minor at first, but which Apple historically is able to make deeply important and useful. And… Read More “Best smartphone out there, period.” Reviews are in for the iPhone 6s & 6s+
To a resounding WTF, it would appear that Google, the primary search engine for most of the internet as well as thermostats, self driving cars, etc, etc… has changed its name to… (wait for it…) Alphabet No sh*t… Looks like it will be a holding company (a la Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway) – no not Jimmy… Read More Google renames it self Alphabet
Source: 8-6-15 Wired.com It should be no surprise to anyone in the tech industry that ‘he who controls the search engine controls the window to the (online) world’. Especially if you consider that most journalist in the effort to quickly verify or validate stories reference other websites and online news agencies. How Google can control… Read More Who’s the next US President – Just ask the management of Google
Just on the eve of X-Point super dense memory; a breakthrough in memory architecture covered (see article here) – researchers have found a potentially massive exploit that uses dense memory to gain access. This exploit is triggered by specially crafted memory access patterns that rapidly activate the same memory rows numerous times which circumvents the DRAM memory cells isolation – allowing for… Read More On the eve of X-Point super dense memory – a potentially massive exploit using DRAM memory.
Tesla offering $2k (1k discount to buyer / 1 k to the referrer) to existing customers and their friends when referring a new customer. God I wish I had my tesla already – refer 10 people and the deal gets even better ! From Tesla : Anyone who orders a new Model S before October… Read More Tesla turns owners into Distributors ! Big incentives for referrals !
Do you have a house with pre-wired speakers, but don’t want to drop +10k on a Control 4 system with audio distribution server ? Order a 12 Channel (6 stereo speakers) amp – like the one below that has auto standby 40 watts per channel, with individual volume control and capability of 2 zone or… Read More How to have a great audio around your house for under $1000
Source: Macrumors.com Intel and Micron are introducing a new type of memory that will be a major breakthrough in memory process technology. 3D Xpoint (pronounced cross point) is up to 1,000 times faster and will be more durable than the typical flash storage ( the standard for mobile devices and solid state drives). The memory allows of persisting of data (non-volatile)… Read More X-Point Memory will create a massive boost to computing (and mobile)
It’s feels like its been forever – people at the mall, in their cars, doing just about anything, and NOT looking at their phone. But it was, just 8 short years ago. Apple was not yet cool again – Steve Jobs was very much alive, and our digital lives were far different (and in millions… Read More HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY iPhone!!!!
It always amazes me how rural and non-tech the feel is at the heart of the technology world. Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Jose and all of the places around feel less like a futuristic world and more like a (very) well funded small town, with a strong connectivity with nature. With crazy real-estate prices… Read More Views from Silicon Valley