Category Archives: Technology

Meet Siri

I was talking to a student recently – on Skype – when I was interrupted by a woman’s voice: “I’m sorry, Warren, I didn’t get that.” The voice came from my iPad, which was sitting on my desk. I had … Continue reading

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An Actual Phone Call to My Internet Provider

A few months ago, the company that provides me with home Internet and phone service sold that portion (part) of their company to another business. Since then, there have been many news reports about service problems. I’m one of the customers who … Continue reading

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Put Another Nickel In

*Put another nickel in In the nickelodeon All I want is having you And music, music, music That song, Music, Music, Music by Teresa Brewer, became a #1 hit in 1950 and sold more than one million records. I thought … Continue reading

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Videogames That Make You Cry

The television and movie industries (businesses) have long worked to elicit (get a reaction from) a viewer’s emotions (feelings), knowing that the more emotionally invested (feeling like you have something to gain or lose) or engaged (involved) in the story you are, … Continue reading

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Smarty Pants*

First came smart phones. Now comes smart clothes. According to a recent Time Magazine article, new on the market (available to buy) or soon to be on the market are clothes that will give us even more information about ourselves or … Continue reading

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Remember the Color of Your First Bicycle? Me, Neither.

Part of living in an Internet world is dealing with (taking care of) security. Sure, you have to have good passwords, but for many websites, that is no longer good enough. In addition to a password, you often need to … Continue reading

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The First (Attempt at a) Smartwatch

By now, many of you have probably heard about the next big thing (something that is expected to become very popular): the smartwatch. A smartwatch is like a smartphone, but worn on the wrist (the part of the body that … Continue reading

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If Your Password is “Password,” Read This

Every year a company named Splash Data publishes a list of the worst passwords of the year. Their list from 2012 shows that, despite all of the warnings about security on the Internet, many people continue to pick some really … Continue reading

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Who Owns Your Email When You Die?

When we die, our car, home, jewelry, and personal belongings go the people named in our will, the legal document that states how our personal property is distributed or given to other people and organizations after we die. In our … Continue reading

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iPhone Killers

I pulled into the carport (a protected area with only a roof) at my mother’s house late one Sunday night last year, tired after a long difficult day. While driving, I had used my iPhone to talk to my brother … Continue reading

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