Internet of things

Quick Look at the Internet of Things

Last Spring while attending a technology conference, I noticed that one of the hot concepts being discussed was something called the Internet of Things (IoT). Wikipedia defines this as the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect… Read more »

Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront Review

I played EA’s Star Wars Battlefront last night on a PS4 and here are a few initial thoughts. Pros The graphics powered by DICE’s Frostbite engine are phenomenal. You can start off slow with training missions before jumping into the thick of multiplayer action. Nice use of space without becoming too large and getting lost in… Read more »

Memory Image

Next Thing in Memory Technology

Yesterday Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. announced 3D XPoint™ (pronounced cross-point)  technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data. Now in production, 3D XPoint technology is a major breakthrough in memory process technology and the first new memory category since the introduction… Read more »

Self Driving Car

The Next Disruptive Innovation?

The race is on to bring a self-driving car to market. Google has been in the forefront of this technology since 2009.  Their project has logged over a million miles and their vehicles may currently be seen on the streets  of Mountain View, CA and Austin, TX.  So how long before self-driving cars are on a road near you?

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Story of a PHP Journeyman

I’ve been using PHP since 2000 when the university I worked for transitioned their existing Oracle applications out onto the web. As a fledgling programmer with only minor experience with the C programming language, it took me awhile to get the hang of things. However, because PHP was so well documented it quickly became my… Read more »

Woman Texting

When Blondes Text

An imagined text conservation between two girl friends. Thanks to iPhoneFakeText.com for the app to generate the image.

Retired Jet Fighter

Fun with Google Maps

Have you ever been scrolling over the landscape on Google Earth and been surprised by something? I was reading an article about airplane graveyards that mentioned the one in Tucson AZ. Out of curiosity I pulled up Google Maps and began hunting for a lot of planes. I found the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration… Read more »

Kids on Phone

Schools with mobile phone use ban see rise in scores

Want a simple way to improve test scores in schools that doesn’t take additional funding?  The Register posted an article about a report by Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy working at the London School of Economics that suggests overall student scores improved after a ban on phone use in school. I laugh at the expression from… Read more »

Twenty dollar bills stacked

Should you cut the cord?

Remember when you first ordered internet and TV services from your provider? The price was great and you were satisfied it was a good deal. Most likely you received a new customer discount to get that price. However, a year later you see the monthly price that long term customers receive and its no longer such a bargain.  The… Read more »

Heart Gadgets

We Create A New Post

Below is the first blog post for this version of the GadgetFool site. This is mainly to familiarize myself with the options and navigation involved in creating a post. Today is the day for all good men to come to the aid of their country. She sells sea shells by the sea shore. The quick… Read more »

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  • Internet of things

    Quick Look at the Internet of Things

    Last Spring while attending a technology conference, I noticed that one of the hot concepts being discussed was something called the Internet of Things (IoT). Wikipedia defines this as the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect… Read more »

  • Star Wars Battlefront

    Star Wars Battlefront Review

    I played EA’s Star Wars Battlefront last night on a PS4 and here are a few initial thoughts. Pros The graphics powered by DICE’s Frostbite engine are phenomenal. You can start off slow with training missions before jumping into the thick of multiplayer action. Nice use of space without becoming too large and getting lost in… Read more »

  • Memory Image

    Next Thing in Memory Technology

    Yesterday Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. announced 3D XPoint™ (pronounced cross-point)  technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data. Now in production, 3D XPoint technology is a major breakthrough in memory process technology and the first new memory category since the introduction… Read more »

  • Self Driving Car

    The Next Disruptive Innovation?

    The race is on to bring a self-driving car to market. Google has been in the forefront of this technology since 2009.  Their project has logged over a million miles and their vehicles may currently be seen on the streets  of Mountain View, CA and Austin, TX.  So how long before self-driving cars are on a road near you?

  • PHP Logo

    Story of a PHP Journeyman

    I’ve been using PHP since 2000 when the university I worked for transitioned their existing Oracle applications out onto the web. As a fledgling programmer with only minor experience with the C programming language, it took me awhile to get the hang of things. However, because PHP was so well documented it quickly became my… Read more »

  • Woman Texting

    When Blondes Text

    An imagined text conservation between two girl friends. Thanks to iPhoneFakeText.com for the app to generate the image.

  • Retired Jet Fighter

    Fun with Google Maps

    Have you ever been scrolling over the landscape on Google Earth and been surprised by something? I was reading an article about airplane graveyards that mentioned the one in Tucson AZ. Out of curiosity I pulled up Google Maps and began hunting for a lot of planes. I found the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration… Read more »

  • Kids on Phone

    Schools with mobile phone use ban see rise in scores

    Want a simple way to improve test scores in schools that doesn’t take additional funding?  The Register posted an article about a report by Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy working at the London School of Economics that suggests overall student scores improved after a ban on phone use in school. I laugh at the expression from… Read more »

  • Twenty dollar bills stacked

    Should you cut the cord?

    Remember when you first ordered internet and TV services from your provider? The price was great and you were satisfied it was a good deal. Most likely you received a new customer discount to get that price. However, a year later you see the monthly price that long term customers receive and its no longer such a bargain.  The… Read more »

  • Heart Gadgets

    We Create A New Post

    Below is the first blog post for this version of the GadgetFool site. This is mainly to familiarize myself with the options and navigation involved in creating a post. Today is the day for all good men to come to the aid of their country. She sells sea shells by the sea shore. The quick… Read more »