If you’re still using Facebook, chances are you have received a message from a friend via Facebook Messenger. And if you use Facebook Messenger, chances are you hate it. In 2015 it was documented as one of the most hated apps available.
Yet billions of users have it on their phones. Continue reading Hate Messenger? Lighten Up
The ugliest grille design ever conceived?
Yes, truly a face only a mother could love. But that’s not the point.
This new Lexus could be scaring small children away from your driveway— by subscription. It’s a new ownership model several car manufacturers are working on.
More automakers will soon offer vehicles through subscription services. Lexus today announced its upcoming UX crossover would be available through one and Bloomberg published a report today stating BMW is about to announce a subscription pilot. These automakers join a growing list of makers offering models through new financing vehicles. Currently, Volvo, Cadillac, Ford and…
Or better yet—don’t.
Yamaha’s newest… er, vehicle is a three-wheeled sportbike called the Niken. Here’s my take, from Places2ride.com…
Continue reading Release the Niken
Google offers one of the best word processors in the market with its Docs app. It is responsive, built in the cloud and comes packed with advanced collaboration features. But like most technology, it can also be infuriating, tricky to use and sometimes limited. Continue reading Top Tips for Google Docs
In the first installment I shared my initial experience with wireless security cameras and a network video recorder (NVR).
In a matter of weeks it became obvious the wireless camera idea wasn’t going to float. While installation was a breeze (so far I had not ventured into the attic!) the reliability of the signal was far from ideal. I’m sure if our house was less rambling or made of different materials this would not have been an issue… so your mileage may vary.
Eventually I resigned myself to stringing cable across creation. Continue reading IP Camera Fun
Who do you use?
I’m often asked who I recommend for web hosting, domain names, etc. Here’s the answer…
I register domains through Go Daddy. Despite pushy upsells and tacky advertising campaigns, they have been reliable over the years. Regardless of who hosts my site, all domains are centrally managed through one Go Daddy account. The only “add on” I recommend is the privacy option. There is so much spam and junk mail targeted at domain registrations it really is a worthwhile addition.
Continue reading Happy Hosts
Earlier this year I decided to string up some security cameras on the house. Like many projects, this one took on a life of its own.
I decided to share my experiences after playing around with several different cameras, network setups and software packages. Maybe you can glean some nuggets of wisdom? Or maybe you’ll just find comic relief in my haphazard abuse of the English language? Let’s find out…
Chapter 1: Wired or Wireless?
Axis Communications design cameras with industrial-strength features and provide free software that makes for a simple setup using a secure interface to view online.
Continue reading My IP Camera Lessons
Depending on who you ask, electric cars are either inevitable or a just passing fad. In Europe it appears they’re taking this fad very seriously. This latest news could make charging stations more abundant than gas pumps.
Automakers are laying the groundwork for a a future in which electric cars are omnipresent – and at least as common a sight on roadways as traditional gas-powered vehicles. Last month, a group of car OEMs including Ford, BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen Group created a new joint-venture called ‘Ionity’ to build out a charing network,…
via Carmaker venture for EV fast-charging teams with gas stations in Europe — TechCrunch
Well… at least in name.
The backmarkers known as Sauber will wear the serpenti beginning in 2018, but at least to start with, that’s about all. Ferrari powerplants will be supplied to the team along with technical know-how from Maranello.
Sauber Formula One Team have announced a multi-year technical and commercial partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo. The Italian car manufacturer, which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), will be joining the Sauber F1 Team as Title Sponsor from 2018 onwards. By doing so, Alfa Romeo is returning to Formula One after more than 30 […]
via Sauber F1 Team enters a multi-year partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo — F1 Paddock Pass
Enjoy them while you can.
For several years Sam Posey provided color commentary for Grand Prix racing broadcasts on American television. Unfortunately his on-air career was cut short by Parkinson’s Disease.
Continue reading Posey on F1