We live in a time where technology is infiltrating all corners of our daily lives. Problem for most of us is that it appears over our head. We either don't understand how to use it or we don't understand why we should use it.
Maybe it doesn't have to be that way.
I don't know why smartphones come with all these useful features that never reach the masses. I'm glad the features are added, but more people need to know how to use them.
We've been living with a big box and monitor taking space in our homes for over a decade now. At this point it's assumed that most everyone owns a computer. Many times it is collecting dust only to be woke from it's slumber to do some menial task.
The question is why do we keep that thing?
Did you change the default password on your home router?
Do you even know what I'm talking about?
Don't make it easy for your stuff to be hacked! You don't need the Geek Squad or your grandkids to do the basics.
Most people would read that title and ask, "What the heck is Net Neutrality and why do I care?"
If you use the internet then you are affected.
I love technology stories like this. In many ways it feels like science fiction but it is actual reality.
Microsoft is using 3D audio technology, software and a bone conduction headset to help guide the blind down the streets of London. The only thing I can see that may stand in their way would be all guide dogs organizing some kind of union revolt. Judging by the tenor of this article, I would recommend they start learning new tricks.
Remember when we took snapshots and shook 'em like a Polaroid picture?
In those days if there was a fire and you didn't have time to grab your albums, well they were all gone. It does not have to be that way.
Conversations on Facebook typically range from "you're an idiot and I know it all" to "tell me more about your perspective."
Consider this a heads up the next time that co-worker tells you there is a small town in Texas that was quarantined because of Ebola. That exact story has spent the last week spreading like wildfire across all of social media.
Do you know what Snapchat is?
Are you wondering why you even need to know?
Maybe you know your kids or grandkids like it but chalk it up to kids stuff.