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Apple kicks off yearly developers’ conference – Keynote at noon Central today

June 8, 2015 0 Comments
Apple kicks off yearly developers’ conference – Keynote at noon Central today

With the passage of the recent Google I/O conference, Android developers should be off and running on new gizmos and apps for Android OS, while iOS developers are gearing up for Apple’s complimentary conference, WWDC (World Wide Developer’s Conference) which kicks off a week of activities today in San Franciso. WWDC will take place June […]

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Ready for a new car? For under $8K? Getting 84 MPG? Made in the USofA?

January 8, 2015 0 Comments
Ready for a new car? For under $8K? Getting 84 MPG? Made in the USofA?

Ready for a new car? For under $8K? Getting 84 MPG? Made in the USofA?

This is one of the main mind blows of CES 2015 as far as I’m concerned. Check it out for yourself! A new car, 2 passenger, for under $8,000, that gets 84 mpg, and that doesn’t look half as goofy as the ‘Smart Car’! Meet the Elio!

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Last Chance for FCC Comments Today

September 15, 2014 0 Comments
Last Chance for FCC Comments Today

Today is the last day to respond to comments on a proposal the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put forward that would allow ‘fast lanes’ for Internet users who can afford them and consign everyone else (that’s all of us, except big providers like Comcast) to slower Internet access. If the FCC surrenders on the […]

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iTold’ya So! ‘Wall’ covered with smartwatches in anticipation of Apple bar-setting ‘iWatch’

August 28, 2014 0 Comments

Whud’I tell ya! Recently I said ‘uWatch! Apple competitors will, as always, be slinging products against the wall in the new smart-watch space until Apple finally steps up and sets the bar with an ‘iWatch.’ Here’s me quoting me on 7 July 2014: Here’s the established pattern for the emergence of truly innovative computing technology: 1. […]

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Decline of the Mobile Web?

August 21, 2014 1 Comment

On the uWebD mailing list (University Web Developers’ List) there is an interesting post about the Decline of the Mobile Web. One bemoans the decline of the mobile web based on the idea that end users consume and use content on mobile APPS, not mobile WEB PAGES. The second article “The Decline of the Mobile […]

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Has Twitter become nation’s official news release engine? Pentagon tweets first announcement of Iraqi airstrikes

August 8, 2014 0 Comments

The Pentagon press secretary announced Friday that U.S. forces launched an airstrike against Islamic militants in Iraq, using just 132 characters and giving Twitter the news of the United States’ reengagement in that country first.

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FCC extends deadline for comments on net neutrality plan until midnight tonight

July 18, 2014 0 Comments
FCC extends deadline for comments on net neutrality plan until midnight tonight

The Federal Communications Commission has extended the deadline for submitting initial comments on its network neutrality plan until midnight tonight, Friday, July 18. Get your links right here!

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1984’s ‘Big Brother’ IBM and free spirit Apple announce their engagement!

July 16, 2014 0 Comments
1984’s ‘Big Brother’ IBM and free spirit Apple announce their engagement!

IBM was depicted in the famous Apple 1984 Superbowl ad as the Orwellian ‘Big Brother.’ Apple was depicted as the free-spirited Olympian torch bearer. That was then.

This is now: Yesterday, the two former bitter adversaries have announced an alliance to place Apple gizmos in the hands of IBM enterprise clients. Oh, the Tiiiiiiiiimes they are a-Chaaaaaaagiiiiiing.

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FCC votes for additional requirements on video clips shown on the Internet

July 14, 2014 0 Comments
FCC votes for additional requirements on video clips shown on the Internet

The FCC will require closed captioning for more online videos, beginning in 2015. In particular, clips of programs that have formerly aired on broadcast TV with closed captions will be required to have captions when shown on the Net.

The rules would not apply to YouTube clips or Netflix videos that have never aired on TV.

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Internet giants petition FCC on net neutrality

July 14, 2014 0 Comments
Internet giants petition FCC on net neutrality

A joint letter of comments, published today by an group of some of the biggest Internet companies, was sent to the FCC stating their unified position on net neutrality.

Broadband subscribers should get the bandwidth they are paying for and content should be treated equally, without degradations in speed or quality, meaning no artificial “slow lanes”, they said.

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