Firefox Links

Photo: National Park Service, Island Fox Links related to the Firefox browser presented in a somewhat random fashion: 2021 Redesignblog.mozilla.org9to5mac.comtheverge.com AccessibilityAccessibility Features: Zoom, Fonts and Colors Address BarThe address bar might be the most powerful tool in the sleek new Firefox toolbar. Start typing, and see suggestions based on your browsing and search history. Go …

Google Nest

Logo Spotlight on the Google Nest HeadlinesEvery Google Assistant command for your Nest speaker or display – CNET Key Linksstore.google.com Voice MatchVoice Match and media on Google Nest or Home devices YouTube TVPlay YouTube TV using your speaker or display & ChromecastWhat are the commands for YouTube TV on Google nest hub? – Reddit Videos …

Telescopes

Photo: GSFC, NGC 180 Spotlight on telescopes around the globe and in nearby space: HeadlinesWebb telescope launch date slips again – ArstecnicaPandemic Inspires Surge in Telescope Sales – Sky and Telescope Elsewhereskymapper.anu.edu.au – @SkyMapper Spektr-RGhttps://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/german-russian-astronomy-satellite-launcheshttps://time.com/5625975/russia-telescope-space Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST)The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST, formerly the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, ATST) – …

Macs Links

Buzzwords Links related to Macs presented in a somewhat random fashion: ios 14.6How to Use Every New Feature in iOS 14.6 Airhttps://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop/buy-mac/macbook-air Big Surhttps://help.apple.com/macos/big-sur/whats-newhttps://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/06/apple-introduces-macos-big-sur-with-a-beautiful-new-designhttps://www.cnet.com/news/apple-says-new-macos-big-sur-update-is-its-biggest-design-change-in-20-years What’s new: App Library – Cycling Directions – Picture in Picture – Smart Stack – Translate What’s updated: Memojis with Face Coverings, Messages, Siri, Widgets Virtual tourhttps://help.apple.com/macos/catalina/early-2020/macbook-pro-13 Sidecarhttps://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210380 Migrationhttps://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204350 DeclutteringHow to …

Technology Links

Photo: Paseo Verde Library Links related to technology presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesGadgets have stopped working together, and it’s becoming an issueThe enduring allure of retro tech – Voxhttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/24/in-our-focus-on-the-digital-have-we-lost-our-sense-of-what-being-human-means?CMP=share_btn_tw Blockbuster Recommended Listening 2017 Boyer Lectures: Fast, Smart and Connected: What is it to be Human, and Australian, in a Digital World How do you …

Facial Recognition

Buzzwords Facial recognition = computer application for automatically identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or a video frame from a video source Also see: faceprint, face id Video HeadlinesHow can we ban facial recognition when it’s already everywhere?https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/17/should-we-be-worried-about-computerized-facial-recognitionnever-forget-a-face-again-thanks-to-facial-networkhttp://ssbkyh.com/works/cloud_facehttp://mashable.com/category/facial-recognitionhigh-tech-gadgets/facial-recognition.htmhigh-end-stores-use-facial-recognition-tools-to-spot-vipscquisti-face-BH-Webinar-2012-out.pdf (PDF)Getting-Harder-to-Stay-Anonymous,-Facial-Sear.aspxunremembering-the-forgotten – @wragge Recommended Listeninghttps://irlpodcast.org/episode10/?sample_rate=0.001&utm_campaign=IRL10&snippet_name=7821&utm_medium=snippet&utm_content=7821 Museumshttps://monsosie.mcq.org/?statue_id=244 Softwarehttp://www.skybiometry.comhttp://www.faceplusplus.com Headlineshttps://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/could-border-agents-trick-you-into-unlocking-your-face-id-enabled-iphone Embedded Tweets WikipediaFacial recognition system Planeta.com

Hubble

Buzzwords Hubble = space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 Key Linkshttps://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/main/index.htmlhttps://www.spacetelescope.org Headlines Planeta.com

Apps

Photo: Woven Case, Veronica Lazo Mendoza Apps = Applications Special shoutout and thanks to Veronica Lazo Mendoza for weaving my first case for an iphone/ipod (photo). Questions What are your favorite apps? What apps do you use while traveling? What apps would you like to exist? Social Web AppsFacebookFlickrGoogle MapsInaturalistMyradarNextdoorTwitterUberYoutubeWhatsapp Streaming MediaHooplaRadio ParadiseYoutube Music Planeta.com

Spacecraft

Buzzwords Spacecraft = a vehicle used for traveling in space Recommended ListeningIcons of speed: spaceship – We may be blasé about satellites and space stations circling our planet, and even drones in our skies, but has the spaceship craze ended? Elsewhere on the WebJuly 2019Future stellar flybys of the Voyager and Pioneer spacecrafthttps://spacenews.com VoyagersPersistent plasma …

Roku

Logo Spotlight on Roku Wikipedia: Roku is a line of digital media players manufactured by American company Roku, Inc. The devices offer access to streaming media content from various online services. Key Linksroku.comCalifornia Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) Opt-Outpremium servicesplayerblog.roku.comapps[email protected] Fave channels include YouTube TV, YouTube, Flickr, Radio Paradise Questions What voice commands can i use …