Online media, news, social media is mostly emotional reaction, not rational information. Fire LightThere may be 10% rational information that’s new. Fire HeatThen it’s 90% emotional reaction, sensationalism, and speculation. It’s the light of the fire we see. But it’s the heat of the fire that we feel. The light won’t blind, but the heat will burn. Continue reading The NewsFeed Fire
Things change so fast sometimes. You get a new phone – shiny! Then something else new happens. It smudges your phone’s dazzle with greasy fingerprints. Bummer. Then you shrug your shoulders. If only…
Human nature is hard to escape… From a distance, grass looks dense, lush, and green. But up close, you see dirt, yellow patches, and stickers mixed in. So you look back to where you were and see greener ground from a distance. You return and find up close the same thing: dirt patches, thorns… So you look around…and sure enough, you see a greener pasture … Continue reading Greener Grass
In a world of tablets, there’s iPad. Then there’s…not much else really. And in a world of smartwatches, there’s Apple Watch. Then there’s – crickets – ? OK. There are a few options. Most notably is FitBit. But are fitness trackers worth it? Continue reading Is Google FitBit A Good Fit?
YouTube Music kicked Spotify’s tail. But it wasn’t a fair fight! That’s because YouTube, the video service, jumped into the ring. It took a lot to pin down Spotify for 10 seconds. In a future match, who knows? For now, my money is on YouTube Music Premium. Continue reading Now Playing YouTube Music Premium
The idea that your phone could be your sole computer is compelling. There’s talk in the tech-sphere that Apple is working on the iPhone so it has macOS along with iOS. This would allow a user to connect their iPhone to desktop peripherals, hopefully a laptop form factor, and essentially have an iMac or MacBook. If true, I’d switch from Android/Chromebook back to Apple in … Continue reading Continuum On Apple
Yesterday, I learned you can now pre-order the upcoming book, Ready Player 2. It’s set to release this November, just in time to take your mind off the post-election news cycle! Thanks to Good E Reader for the info. Check it out to learn where to reserve your copy. Continue reading Pre-Order Ready Player Two
Last year I discovered great wireless headphones that were crazy-affordable. They’re still working well. But now I’ve learned the same brand (MPOW) makes affordable wireless earbuds too. Their review ratings are great. So I plan to buy’em and give’em a shot to see which kind I prefer and also to let my wife try going wireless. Continue reading Headphones To Earbuds