AirPods have a solid competitor in Powerbeats

https://nypost.com/2019/05/16/apples-new-powerbeats-are-the-biggest-threat-to-airpods/? Apple’s new Powerbeats are the biggest threat to AirPods By Nicolas Vega May 16, 2019 | 10:37pm Enlarge Image Courtesy of Beats by Dre MORE ON: APPLE Supreme Court rules against Apple in App Store monopoly suit Original iPod hits eBay with insane $20K list price Apple, Google remove dating apps that allowed children to make profiles … Continue reading AirPods have a solid competitor in Powerbeats

Accidental discovery greatly reduces battery charging time

https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2019/05/10/oops-scientists-accidentally-create-new-material-that-makes-batteries-charge-much-faster/ Oops! Scientists accidentally create new material that makes batteries charge much faster by THE CONVERSATION — 7 days ago in SYNDICATION Credit: The Conversation 9 SHARES Some of the most famous scientific discoveries happened by accident. From Teflon and the microwave oven to penicillin, scientists trying to solve a problem sometimes find unexpected things. This is exactly how we created phosphorene nanoribbons – … Continue reading Accidental discovery greatly reduces battery charging time

FCC wants telephone carriers to automatically block robocalls unless asked to do otherwise

This looks like a great idea for me. The only trick is allowing calls for school closings and the like to go thru, but I have to believe there's a solution for that. https://www.npr.org/2019/05/15/723569324/fcc-wants-phone-companies-to-start-blocking-robocalls-by-default FCC Wants Phone Companies To Start Blocking Robocalls By Default Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email May 15, 20197:14 PM ET MERRIT KENNEDY … Continue reading FCC wants telephone carriers to automatically block robocalls unless asked to do otherwise

A tech task to perform — take advantage of Google’s new auto-delete privacy feature

Google has now made the feature available more or less universally available. Another article on the same topic is at https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/05/05/google-confirms-it-will-automatically-delete-your-data-what-you-need-to-know/amp/ https://www.popsci.com/google-new-privacy-auto-delete-feature You should enable Google’s new auto-delete privacy feature It’s on its way in ‘the coming weeks.’ By Rob Verger May 2, 2019 Take a moment and review what kind of location permissions you give to … Continue reading A tech task to perform — take advantage of Google’s new auto-delete privacy feature

Is social media changing our emotional expectations?

https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/5/2/18510958/social-media-addiction-boredom-loneliness-society-technology-smart-phones Bored and lonely? Blame your phone. Our emotions today are radically different from what 19th-century Americans felt. That’s partly due to technology. By Sean Illing@seanillingsean.illing@vox.com  Updated May 5, 2019, 10:24am EDT SHARE Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing — and changing us. Most people assume social media is making us more narcissistic, more compulsive, … Continue reading Is social media changing our emotional expectations?

Apple device out of warranty — you may not be out of luck

  https://www.zdnet.com/article/got-a-problem-with-an-iphone-mac-or-other-apple-device-thats-out-of-warranty-you-might-be-eligible-for-a-free-repair Got a problem with an iPhone, Mac, or other Apple device that's out of warranty? You might be eligible for a free repair Apple has 15 repair and extension programs covering iPhones, Mac, and much more, that are ongoing which mean you could be entitled to a free repair if you own an … Continue reading Apple device out of warranty — you may not be out of luck

How to manage tabs in Chrome

I'm continually (and unintentionally) pulling one Chrome tab out into a separate window. Since I've yet to figure out precisely out to drop it back into place, other than by accident, I researched a bit this afternoon. Didn't find my answer but found this old, but useful, article to share. https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-manage-tabs-in-chrome-2014-3 5 Tips For Organizing … Continue reading How to manage tabs in Chrome