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Education and IT Futrue

Education and IT’s Future

So, as the 2020 US Presidential election intensifies, one major issue will be education. But unlike previous decades, the focus won't be 'stay in school and pull up those grades'. This time, it will most likely be, "How will I pay for college?". IT support is not immune. Let's look at education ant IT's future. So you have Bernie Sanders talking about giving out free college altogether. Then you have Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposing to eliminate the 1.6 trillion [...]

The New Ebola Outbreak

The New Ebola Crisis: What can IT Do About It?

So the World Health Organization declared Ebola to be a global health emergency...again. The new Ebola crisis: What can IT support do about it? This started when a man unknowingly bought Ebola to Goma, Congo. Goma is one of Congo's largest cities and is a huge tourist and transit hub. But since then, it's worse. Because now, this new Ebola outbreak caused over 1,500 deaths and 2,500 illnesses just in Eastern Congo alone. But that's just the beginning. Then, add [...]

Facebook Messenger Kids' Error

Facebook Messenger Kids’ Error

So many parents, even in computer repair, get Facebook Messenger Kids. They get it because they can control who gets on their kids' pages. Think of it as a safety precaution. However, even the precaution went wrong. Let's look at this Facebook Messenger Kids' Error. So according to The Verge, Facebook sent a message to parents. The message warned them about a technical error. This error allowed a child's friend to start a chat in the app. However, these [...]

Will America Make The Next Moon Landing

Will America Make It Back To The Moon?

So last weekend, America celebrated the 50th anniversary on Man's Walk on the Moon. But the last time an American made it back to the moon was 1972. Now, there's a push to go back there. Will America make it back to the moon? So NASA announced the Orion will be ready to go back to the moon sometime after June 2020. However, it's first trip won't be taking human beings with it. Instead, the Space Launch System will send [...]

Amazon Con Couple

Amazon Prime and Phillips Hue Lamp

So I'm not saying much about Amazon Prime, and there's a reason for that. But there's a deal that even captured my attention. Let's talk about Amazon Prime and Phillips Hue Lamp. So here is the Phillps Hue Signe Hue Table Lamp. It's a smart lamp that will cost you $160. However, Prime members can get this aluminum lamp for around $135. You can also get matching A16 white bulbs for as little as $12. Now what do lamps [...]

Face App Privacy Concerns

Face App Causes Privacy Concerns

So everybody is using the face app...except me. Many people think it's cute to change your face to 100 years old. But I just find it creepy. Enough about my shallow opinions. However, Face App causes privacy concerns. First of all, it's a Russian startup. Remember that whole Russia 2016 election controversy? Then, there are questionable cloud issues. Over 100 million people use the Face App now. In fact, it's now the most popular app in the Apple Store. [...]

Elon Musk Can't Go To Sleep

Elon Musk Wants Your Brain

So Elon Musk is one of the most ambitious geniuses in the IT service world today. First, he wants to put us in driverless cars. Then, he wants us on the moon. But now, Elon Musk wants your brain. So let me explain. Elon Musk heads a startup company Neuralink. Now, they're working on threads they can implant in the human brain. Furthermore, with these threads, they want to study, and eventually treat, brain disorders. In fact, Musk believes [...]

Disturbing iPhone Photo

Disturbing iPhone Photo Causes Flight Problems

So there are a lot of iPhone/social media wiseguys out there (that's not a compliment). I think we all know of the 'food licking' challenge on social media. But what I'm talking about is far worse. This disturbing iPhone photo causes flight problems. The flight is Jet Blue Flight 573 from Newark to Tampa. This occurred Sunday July 14. They scheduled take off was for 7:45 am. But those plans changed quickly when somebody sent pictures of suicide vests [...]

Tennis Star Funds Postpartum Care

Tennis Star Funds Postpartum Care

So tennis star Serena Williams is known for many things. But of these, perhaps the most important is mother to a toddler. Her reputation as an entrepreneur also grows. Now, this tennis star funds postpartum care. Tennis legend Serena Williams teams up with billionaire Mark Cuban to fund Mahmee. This is an IT service and software firm that helps new moms with postpartum care. Because many statistics say the first weeks and months after childbirth can be the toughest [...]

Introducing Boosted's Electric Scooter

Introducing Boosted’s Electric Scooter

So Boosted is one of the up and coming players in IT service. They gave us the electric skateboard. But wait...there's more. Here's introducing Boosted's electric scooter. So they call their electric scooter Boosted Rev. According to reviews I read, it does wonders but is heavy duty, literally. I say that because this scooter weighs 46 pounds. That's no joke. But they say it weighs so much because it packs so much power. If you think the weight is [...]

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