Technology

This is the default category of my blog. Many of my postings end up here.

25 07, 2018

Facebook plunges more than 24 percent on revenue miss and projected slowdown

By |2018-07-28T10:35:39+00:00July 25th, 2018|Facebook, Technology|0 Comments

Facebook Inc’s shares lost as much as a quarter of their value on Wednesday (7/25/18) after executives said that profit margins would plummet for several years due to the costs of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in the biggest advertising markets. Worldwide daily user growth for Facebook’s namesake service slid for its sixth straight quarter, bringing it to nearly 1.5 billion users in the second quarter.

15 04, 2018

Adults Need to Engage in Vigorous Debates. Facebook Should Not Be Policing it.

By |2018-04-16T05:18:37+00:00April 15th, 2018|Facebook, Technology|0 Comments

I was able to watch quite a bit of Facebook CEO's Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in front of the Senate this past week. After years of following facebook issues, I learned nothing new. This is a company that is a monopoly and needs to be regulated along with Google, Amazon and may

3 12, 2017

Tim Cook Will Soon Have to Choose Between China or the U.S.

By |2017-12-03T09:43:22+00:00December 3rd, 2017|Technology|1 Comment

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook made his first appearance at China’s World Internet Conference, using the surprise keynote to call for future internet and AI technologies to be infused with privacy, security and humanity.

28 12, 2016

Working with Millenials can be a Challenge…

By |2018-03-05T06:50:46+00:00December 28th, 2016|Technology, The Blog|0 Comments

Through no fault of their own, Millenials have suffered from bad parenting skills. Growing up with instant gratification, being told they are special and that they had to follow their passion, make an impact or have a purpose in life, Millenials arenot finding instant life or job satisfaction. These concepts were taught throughout a Millenials childhood by both parents and society and has made Millenials ill prepared for the corporate world. It will take strong leaders to address this problem but only if they can identify it. It is something I am constantly aware of with Mellinials, especially after beating my on Social Media addiction.

6 10, 2016

Breathing Some Life into an old MAC. Now I Just Need Apps.

By |2017-10-12T17:28:12+00:00October 6th, 2016|Technology, The Blog|1 Comment

I added an original Mac Mini 1,1 to my little collection of Macs. This particular model is 10 years old. I acquired it a few weeks back and decided to see if I could go breathe some life into an old Mac as a backup to my other macs. You can easily find Mac Mini's on eBay for less than $100. Here are a few of the things you can and cannot do on Mac's today as opposed to 10 years ago...

21 07, 2016

The Hidden Reasons Why Gen-Xers’ Career Prospects Are Rising | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

By |2016-08-24T11:40:39+00:00July 21st, 2016|Technology|0 Comments

While millennials may be unfairly caricatured as socially inept much the way boomers are wrongly dismissed en masse for poor technical chops, the trends in companies' staffing needs are unmistakable. Gen X-ers, on the other hand, may be more likely to prove communication maestros by comparison.

29 05, 2016

This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

By |2016-05-29T08:53:11+00:00May 29th, 2016|Technology|0 Comments

“I don’t feel like a child anymore” she says. “I’m not doing anything childish. At the end of sixth grade” — when all her friends got phones and downloaded Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter — “I just stopped doing everything I normally did. Playing games at recess, playing with toys, all of it, done.” This article probably should have been titled "How Technology is Stealing Our Kids Childhoods"

16 05, 2016

The sad reason many people love their Apple Watch – CNET

By |2016-05-16T09:24:47+00:00May 16th, 2016|Apple, Technology|0 Comments

People sit in meetings with laptops in front of them and talk over the top of them. They go to dinner, place their phones on the table and pick them up at least every five minutes to see whether something vital has happened in the (ir) world. Does the Apple Watch really make it better? Or will it finally destroy any concept we have of eye contact?

23 04, 2016

How Facebook plans to take over the world | The Guardian

By |2018-02-05T10:58:12+00:00April 23rd, 2016|Facebook, Technology|1 Comment

“You hear all the platitudes about Facebook connecting the planet, but to say they are doing it for benevolent reasons is absolute nonsense. It’s about connecting commerce, not people,” says venture capitalist and former journalist Om Malik, who reminds us of the hidden agenda of social networking firms: if you’re not paying, you’re the product.

16 04, 2016

Facebook Employees Asked Mark Zuckerberg If They Should Try to Stop a Donald Trump Presidency 

By |2018-02-05T10:58:22+00:00April 16th, 2016|Facebook, Technology|0 Comments

This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to publicly denounce the political positions of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during the keynote speech of the company’s annual F8 developer conference. Top questions from employees at Facebook concerned getting fired, employee departures and slow growth.

12 04, 2016

Decades later, a new Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Easter Egg has been found | Ars Technica

By |2016-04-12T08:02:32+00:00April 12th, 2016|Technology|0 Comments

OMG! I was just taken back to my childhood. I still have the game and the system. I have to go back and check this out! If I was a developer back in the 80's what would I want people to find 30 years from now?

11 04, 2016

How Facebook is slowly eating the rest of the Internet – The Washington Post

By |2016-04-11T20:36:55+00:00April 11th, 2016|Facebook, Technology|0 Comments

Another interesting article in the Washington Post. Facebook reminds me of AOL. AOL also wanted to be "the internet". AOL was actually known as a walled internet and it took a while for newbies to the internet to realize there was a much more vibrant internet outside those walls.

10 04, 2016

Medium and Twitter founder: ‘We put junk food in front of them and they eat it’

By |2018-02-05T10:58:46+00:00April 10th, 2016|Technology|1 Comment

Ev Williams (Co-Founder of Twitter and Founder of Medium) is not a fan of the increasingly homogenised media he currently sees, with its emphasis on feeding the great, gaping maw of platforms like Twitter and Facebook too often producing what he describes as tantamount to junk food.

4 04, 2016

Siri can now answer more of your baseball questions | The Verge

By |2016-04-04T20:30:21+00:00April 4th, 2016|Technology|0 Comments

Finally! A real Siri upgrade... Now Apple has dramatically improved the knowledge base Siri can draw from, allowing the voice-activated personal assistant to answer a wider range of questions about the sport.

22 11, 2015

It’s Your Duty to Install Ad Blockers. But Which Ones and Why?

By |2015-11-23T15:46:58+00:00November 22nd, 2015|Internet Security, Technology|1 Comment

If you value your privacy you might have taken notice this week when Edward Snowden says "it's your 'duty' to install ad blockers"... the government surveillance whistleblower gave some advice on how average citizens can shield their privacy online. One of the less obvious security tips: flip on an ad blocker."

16 11, 2015

Keep Posting to Facebook. You’re Sharing some very Personal Information with an A.I.

By |2018-02-05T10:59:07+00:00November 16th, 2015|Facebook, Technology|2 Comments

Facebook hopes to be able to take advantage of the vast amount of data people are producing every day. 'There's just going to be a lot more data generated about what's happening in the world, and the conventional models and systems that we have today won't scale,' said Jay Parikh, Facebook's VP of engineering. Wow! An Artificial Intelligence that knows EVERYTHING about you and you freely gave it all the info! Creepy!

15 11, 2015

The Day After the Paris Attacks, from the eyes of a “Scoper”

By |2016-10-06T21:30:59+00:00November 15th, 2015|Technology|2 Comments

Periscope... where some of the best facilitators of conversation are just roaming around the streets. I happen to follow a Paris "Scoper" and here you can follow along and check out Paris the day after the recent attacks. Paris is beautiful. Paris is recovering far better than NYC did back in the day when we were attacked...