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Fitbit Reveals More Wrist Devices

The health giant Fitbit reveals more wrist devices. These devices seem to be good additions. They had better be. Smart watch and wrist watch technology is getting competitive. Fitbit releases two new devices. The first is the Charge 2. It's expected to go on sale in September. The Charge 2 is larger than the original. That could be a negative or positive, depending on who you ask. For me, a larger device means you're less likely to lose it, and [...]

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Tracking Method vs. Privacy: Which One Will You Choose

Last night, I saw a rather disturbing technology based ad. Not only does it promote a tracking device, it describes how scary this device is.  It tracking method vs. privacy. Which one will you choose? The device being promoted was the TrackR. It's a GPS system the size of a quarter. You install the TrackR app on your smartphone. Connect the app to your device. Attach the quarter like system to your keys, wallet, phone, tablet, spouse, significant other, child, [...]

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Alert

This is a McDonald's happy meal toy alert. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 29 million McDonald's fitness tracker toys are up for recall. This comes after 70 complaints of child skin irritation, from rashes to blisters. The CPSC recommends parents return this toy to McDonald's and ask for a replacement toy and a desert, such as apple slices or yogurt tube. The toy was an attempt to teach kids about physical fitness. It was supposed to get [...]

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Visit National Parks…Through Virtual Reality

It's the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service. The National Parks are doing everything to get Americans to visit these parks. You can even visit national parks...through virtual reality. In Washington, DC, somebody put on a Samsung Gear VR. That VR catapulted him to Yosemite National Park in California. You can get this system at the VR Oculus store. Facebook also has a 360 degree video through National Geographic's Facebook page. This is all part of the 100th [...]

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Leslie Jones Is Cyber Trolled Again

Last month, I reported on the cyber trolling woes of Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. Now, those woes worsen. Leslie Jones is cyber trolled again. This time it's far more serious. Hackers broke into her website and leaked nude photos of her. They hacked into her Tumblr account and took the photos from her iCloud. It didn't stop there. They posted her drivers license, passport, phone number, and other personal information of Jones'. They put images of [...]

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Facebook Safety Check Is Activated

In 2014, Facebook launched a feature called 'safety check'. Let's say an emergency breaks out in someone's hometown. The person can check in to let his/her Facebook friends know they're okay. Facebook 'safety check' is activated again. During the overnight hours, a 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy. The hardest hit regions were the Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo regions in the Apennine Mountains. This is about 80 miles northeast of Rome, but the city of Rome felt the quake. As of [...]

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Introducing Android 7.0 Nougat

No, Google/Android isn't coming out with a candy bar. Although, they got their hands in every other business, it wouldn't surprise me if Google came out with a nougat candy bar. I digress. Here I am introducing Android 7.0 Nougat. This new operating system is available this week. It can be used on Google's Nexus devices. Nougat 7.0 boasts of new and improved updates. These updates include better Quick Settings and menus, new emojis, and battery improvement. Perhaps the biggest [...]

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California Isn’t The Only Candy Store In Town

Some think there are only two places to make it big in the tech world: San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. That's not necessarily the case. California isn't the only candy store in town when it comes to tech jobs. I read a story about Kate Rogers, manager of a website builder called Weebly. She was tired of long commutes, high rent, and woeful wealth inequality gap in San Francisco. She moved to Phoenix. Rogers has never been happier. She [...]

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How Would You Like A Smart Home?

First came the smartphone. Then came the smart watch. They're working on the self-driving smart car. How would you like a smart home? Apple is working on just that. This app is called Home. With Home, you can control all your appliances, from turning on the air conditioning to dimming the lights. I wonder if Home can wash the dishes (thinking aloud). There are three components to Home: Home, Rooms and Automation. With the Home screen, you pick with of [...]

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Olympic Ratings Are Down. Digital Viewership Is Up

The Rio Olympics were faced with problems. These problems included water pollution, crime waves, inadequate living quarters and new, frightening diseases. Many braced for low ratings, and they got them. Olympic ratings are down. Digital viewership is up. Prime time TV ratings fell 17% compared to the London Olympics of 2012. Prime time ratings fell 25% among the critical 18-49 year old demographic. But digital viewership is booming. An incredible 1.86 billion, with a B, minutes of 2016 Olympics were [...]

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