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More on becoming fodder and compost for corporations…

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10 September 2014 at 4:10 pm

Apple lock-in now visible

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Read this one. Wonder how long before there’s a (very slight) surcharge to exchange data with a non-Apple device for which Apple sells an equivalent…

Written by LeisureGuy

10 September 2014 at 3:30 pm

Will everyone please wear a tracking device?: Apple Watch division

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I know, I know: only the tech elite will be wearing these. But electronic memes evolve rapidly, and within a decade they will be included in boxes of cereal, more or less. And it is indeed not only a tracking device in real time, but it has a history of where you’ve been, how you’ve felt, what you bought, and so on….

George Orwell could not have dreamed of this. Philip K. Dick? Yeah, sure. But not Orwell.

Or come to think of it, not Cervantes. . . Wait. Let me think about that.

I do realize that it is a business tracking you, not the government. But does it make much difference nowadays? And there’s NSA, slurping up everything to build a mountain of data in Utah.

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9 September 2014 at 2:21 pm

NASA working on creating drone highways

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It actually sounds feasible to me. A step up from a car GPS navigation system, but not a BIG step up.

Written by LeisureGuy

9 September 2014 at 11:58 am

Posted in Technology

Mind games: Controlling your game’s avatar via your mind

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Sounds pretty cool—and a great advance as an interface for the disabled, I would think.

Written by LeisureGuy

9 September 2014 at 11:51 am

Posted in Technology

Very clever: The chairless seating device

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I really like this idea—and I especially like how it will help those whose jobs require them to be on their feet all day long.

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6 September 2014 at 9:43 am

The best note-taking app for iPhone

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David Pierce at The Verge takes a look and picks the best (and a runner-up).

Written by LeisureGuy

4 September 2014 at 2:12 pm

Posted in Software, Technology

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