Computers

Photo: Experimax Computer = Electronic device that stores and manipulates information Translating: What is a computer?Spanish: ¿Qué es una computadora? Apple is running an ad where a kid asks, ‘What’s a computer?’ — and people find it infuriating … Why? We are abandoning desks and laptops for mobile screens. The commercial is not irritating but …

TV Links

Photo Links related to TV presented in somewhat random fashion: TV = Radio with pictures HeadlinesNielsen’s National Ratings Accreditation Suspended by Media Rating Council“Roadrunner” Review: The Haunting Afterlife of Anthony Bourdain – New YorkerHow to Clean Your Flat-Screen TV – Consumer ReportsThe falling price of a TV set is the story of the American economyroundtable-of-hackers-dissects-mr-robot-season-4-episode-1-unauthorized …

Firefox

Logo Let’s talk Internet tech. Here’s a personal testimonial. In 2021 my fave browser, the primary go-to, is Firefox from Mozilla – mozilla.org. There’s also Safari and Chrome on my laptop and smartphone, but used less often. This page shows how to make the most of Firefox and features the latest snippet. An accompanying Firefox …

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 – VoxIn our focus on the digital, have we lost our sense of what being human means? Genevieve Bell Obsolete TechnologiesWikipedia Obsolete ObjectsThe exhibit runs from August …

iPhone

Buzzwords Spotlight on the iPhone with links to features presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThis app will tell you if your iPhone has been hackedhttps://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-se-vs-iphone-11-comparing-cameras-both-phones-specs/Apple sells several different iPhone models — here’s how much they all costPictures don’t appear in text messages? Here’s the fix! Key Linksapple.com/iphone/compare iphone 12 https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/10/the-technology-behind-the-iphone-lidar-may-be-coming-soon-to-carshttps://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/02/03/apple-iphone-12-pro-max-release-date-design-camera-price-iphone-11-upgrade/#2dcad2b46d70 iphone 11https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-11Send and Receive …

Internet Links

Photo Links related to the internet presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThe Internet Is Rotting – AtlanticWhen the Web Was WeirdWhy there’s so little left of the early internetDecentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web Internet Societyinternetsociety.org Down DetectorWe detect when services go down or have outages.downdetector.comdowndetector.com/status/[email protected] Elsewherelookup.icann.orgkproxy.com Deathwatcharchiveteam.org/index.php?title=Deathwatch Decentralized Internet Domain …

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 BackgroundThe Hubble Space Telescope has made over 1.5 million observations since its launch in 1990, capturing stunning subjects such as the Eagle Nebula and producing data that has been featured in almost 18,000 scientific articles. But no image has …