Category Archives: TECH

12 Most Amazing Vehicles In The World…


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Date: November 11, 2019

01) 12 Most Amazing Vehicles In The World


“Not every vehicle that’s built was designed to transport people or goods. Some of them have complicated and unique purposes, and they’ve been engineered to perform just one task. Others have been built just because a genius engineer wanted to show the world what they’re capable of! This video is full of spectacular and specific machines, all of which are spectacular feats of design.”

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Data Dignity: Jaron Lanier Fixes the Internet…


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Date: October 28, 2019

01) Jaron Lanier Fixes the Internet


“Computer scientist and futurist Jaron Lanier has a plan to fix the internet. This Silicon Valley maverick has a radical vision for how we can all earn money from our data.

Every time you click on a website — yes, even that ad right there — a company is keeping a little bit of your information, and someone somewhere is making money off of it.

Lanier argues that every bit of data out there belongs to the person who created it, and if anyone should be getting paid for it, it’s you. He has a plan to make this happen.

Citation:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/23/opinion/data-privacy-jaron-lanier.html

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10 Awesome Houseboats and Future Floating Homes…


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Date: October 24, 2019

01) 10 Awesome Houseboats and Future Floating Homes


“Today, we look a variety of houseboats, some available now, and some in the near future.

Highlights from this video include solar-powered houseboats, functional boat homes that use the water around them to keep heated and cooled, modular floating buildings, prefab houseboats with a minimal energy footprint, and floating hotel rooms.”

I think most of these qualify as tiny homes…if very expensive tiny homes.

I’d love to own one.

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The incredible inventions of intuitive AI – Maurice Conti…


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Date: October 18, 2019

01) The incredible inventions of intuitive AI – Maurice Conti


“What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all by themselves. Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish things neither could do alone.”

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20 Smart Furniture Designs – Transforming and Space Saving…


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Date: October 12, 2019

01) 20 Smart Furniture Designs – Transforming and Space Saving


“Every said home needs some space saving furniture for small rooms! Here are 20 modern furniture designs, some of which are a Princeton kind of smart!”

Please visit this videos YouTube page, to find links to any featured items.

I love the Kenchikukagu Collection, though it seems impossible to find any place to order anything other than the office…

A few others were really interesting to me.

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The Decentralized Web Is Coming…


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Date: October 06, 2019

01) The Decentralized Web Is Coming


“Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter are in the federal government’s crosshairs, but the technology necessary to undermine their dominance may already exist.

Google handles 88 percent of search traffic in the United States. Facebook has more than 2.4 billion active monthly users worldwide. Half of all U.S. online retail is projected to go through Amazon by 2021.

Both Democrats and Republicans have called for breaking up the tech giants, holding them legally liable for what others say on their platforms, and imposing new regulations that would stop them from misusing their customers’ personal information. But there’s also a growing movement, which includes some of the web’s early pioneers, to come up with technological ways to counter Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, and Google.

The goal is to build a better, more decentralized web.

“There are so many different possible ways of decentralizing the internet, and what’s lacking is the legal right to interoperate and the legal support to stop dirty tricks from preventing you from exercising that legal right,” says Cory Doctorow, a science fiction author and tech journalist who’s been thinking and writing about the web since Tim Berners-Lee introduced it to the public in the early 1990s.

Berners-Lee and other web pioneers intended for their creation to be decentralized and open-source. “The cyber-utopian view was not merely that seizing the means of information would make you free, but that failing to do so would put you in perpetual chains,” says Doctorow.

There are many theories about why the web became centralized. Doctorow largely blames the abuse of intellectual property law to defeat the decentralized “free software” movement championed by the programmer and activist Richard Stallman. Stallman helped create the popular open-source operating system Linux after freely modifying Unix, Bell Labs’ proprietary system.

But the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, passed in 1998, became an impediment to the open and permissionless approach to software development. The law was intended to prevent duplication of copryrighted works and was eventually applied to all software. Breaking “digital locks” to learn from, interact with, and improve upon the code of dominant web platforms became a federal crime. It’s standard practice for today’s tech companies to shield their proprietary code from would-be competitors by wielding the power of an increasingly expansive intellectual property regime.

“And so this thicket of exclusive rights around products that can be invoked to prevent new entrants for making add-ons, compatible products, or even competing products is a really important change in the landscape,” says Doctorow. “One that has made it very hard for new entrants to emerge and I think is in large part responsible for the concentration in the industry.”

Despite these legal and political challenges, innovators are attempting to create new decentralized ecosystems of web services.

Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Camera by Alexis Garcia, John Osterhoudt, and Weissmueller. Opening graphic by Lex Villena. Additional graphics by Meredith Bragg.

Photo credits: Preston Ehrler/ZUMA Press/Newscom, Stefani Reynolds/CNP/Polaris/Newscom, ITU Pictures (under CC Attribution 2.0 License), Jeremy Hogan/Polaris/Newscom.”

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New Inventions That Are On Another Level – 34…


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Date: August 24, 2019

01) New Inventions That Are On Another Level – 34


I think for most of us, the practical standouts will be ORU KAYAK INLET, LAVARIO, PETIT PLI and maybe the ROLL ‘N GO.

I don’t have a pool, but the POOLPROJEKT would be neat to go with one.

“Links:

ROLL ‘N GO – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DX3J7C6

ORU KAYAK INLET – https://www.orukayak.com/products/oru-kayak-portable-folding-lightweight-recreational-kayak-for-beginners

LAVARIO – https://lavariowasher.com/

WAVEFLYER – https://www.electronautic.com.au/

PETIT PLI – https://shop.petitpli.com/

PRODRONE –
https://www.prodrone.com/

CARNIVAL SKYRIDE –
https://www.carnival.com/onboard/skyride

POOLPROJEKT – https://www.poolprojekt.de

SPIKEMATE – http://www.spikemate.com

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Portable Air Conditioners – Why you shouldn’t like them…


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Date: June 16, 2019

01) Portable Air Conditioners – Why you shouldn’t like them


“Seriously, either we need to get more awareness of how dumb single-hose portable A/C units are, or we need to just use window units whenever possible. While I know that there are times a portable unit is the only option (remember, I’m in that boat), it seems that only very high capacity, premium machines have the facility to use two hoses. Which is frankly stupid but then again that’s what I’m trying to tell you now.”

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Rock Pi 4B : M.2 & USB 3.0 SBC…


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Date: June 13, 2019

01) Rock Pi 4B : M.2 & USB 3.0 SBC


“Rock Pi 4B single board computer review and demo, including testing a WD Black M.2 NVMe SSD in Debian, and media playback in Android. The video also shows the acrylic case, eMMC module, and large heat sink. You can find more information on the Rock Pi 4 on its website here: http://rockpi.org/ and in the RADXA wiki here:
https://wiki.radxa.com/Rockpi4

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