Top 6 New Social Media Features

This week’s Tech Tuesday are the Top 5 New Social Media Features recently added Twitter displaying most responsive time Facebook has been doing this for some time but in Twitter’s attempt to compete, Twitter is now displaying most responsive time Instagram now allowing users to zoom on photos This has been a major feature lacking from Instagram since its’ launch, … Read More

Brian CecilTop 6 New Social Media Features

Pokemon Go – virtual reality on your phone

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Pokemon Go works like virtual reality – it is an app that runs on your iPhone or Android device and uses your GPS, camera, and clock. The goal of the game is to track Pokémon. Pokémon Go is Nintendo’s attempt at reviving a decade old brand and has been a huge success – It’s even so popular it is overtaking … Read More

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Internet Mapping Glitch Turned a Random Kansas Farm Into a Digital Hell

An hour’s drive from Wichita, Kansas, in a little town called Potwin, there is a 360-acre piece of land with a very big problem.  It is real, rural America.  It’s a two-hour drive from the exact geographical center of the United States.  For the last decade, Taylor and her renters have been visited by all kinds of mysterious trouble. They’ve … Read More

Brian CecilInternet Mapping Glitch Turned a Random Kansas Farm Into a Digital Hell

Facebook is now using AI to describe photos to the blind

A description of what’s in an image is being provided via new object recognition technology that Facebook has been working on for months.  This means that blind or visually impaired users who access Facebook via screen readers (devices or programs that give an audio description of what’s happening on a screen) will get short descriptions of the images people are … Read More

Brian CecilFacebook is now using AI to describe photos to the blind

Selfies get even stranger with the MacBook Selfie Stick

The glorious, overwrought MacBook Selfie Stick. This big bad selfie stick doesn’t just hold a dainty smartphone; it holds an entire laptop. It is actually a creative project from New York City artists Moises, John Yuyi and Tom Galle. They built the eye-catching stick, mounted an Apple laptop and took it out on the town for a series of photos.  … Read More

Brian CecilSelfies get even stranger with the MacBook Selfie Stick

This company helps blind people see!

Argus II, an artificial retina device is being using mainly with RP (retinitis pigmentosa) patients for now.  RP causes night blindness with peripheral vision issues.  Many RP patients have tunnel vision or are completely blind.  In a healthy eye, the photoreceptors (rods and cones) in the retina convert light into tiny electrochemical impulses that are sent through the optic nerve … Read More

Brian CecilThis company helps blind people see!

McDonald’s Latest Happy Meal Is a Virtual-Reality Headset

14 stores in the Sweden will offer Happy Meals that morph into a virtual-reality headset called “Happy Goggles.” The chain says just 3,500 pairs of the goggles will be released.  With a few flips and folds, kids can transform the box into a smartphone holder, which provides a kinda-sorta VR experience similar to Google Cardboard.  Goggles come with a VR … Read More

Brian CecilMcDonald’s Latest Happy Meal Is a Virtual-Reality Headset

Google reprograms self-driving car after it hits public bus in California

After more than 2 million miles on the road,  Google’s self-driving SUV may be at fault in an accident after the car bumped into the side of a public bus at a low speed earlier this month. The crash may be the first case of one of its autonomous cars hitting another vehicle and making an error. The company said … Read More

Brian CecilGoogle reprograms self-driving car after it hits public bus in California

Behold The Self-Pushing Stroller. What Could Go Wrong?

The Smartbe stroller, a hands-free baby carrier that uses motion tracking, is activated via a smartphone app and follows mom and dad along as they run or walk. The stroller can move uphill or while you’re shopping or running.  The device comes equipped with lots of other nifty features — like a radio, battery charger and bottle warmer.  If the … Read More

Brian CecilBehold The Self-Pushing Stroller. What Could Go Wrong?

The Soloshot Is A Robotic Cameraman For Your Video Selfies

Film yourself with SOLOSHOT, the Robot Cameraman. You wear the Tag, and the Base automatically pans, tilts & zooms to keep you in the camera’s shot up to 2,000 ft. away for over 3 hours. No line of sight required.  SOLOSHOT 2 (SS2) is essentially a two-part system that starts at $400. On the camera end is a motorized two-axis … Read More

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