If you’ve ever seen a cop show on TV you’ve probably seen examples of software that can magically take a photo of someone and search image databases to find all about them. Unfortunately, it doesn’t necessarily work that way in … Read More
Believe it or don’t, the US actually built and flew a flying saucer in the 1950s. Technically, it was built by a Canadian aerospace company, Avro, but it did fly. Sort of. It never achieved stability in the air, and … Read More
Siri is the iPhone’s voice-activated/voice-enabled “personal assistant”. But the story of how Siri was originally developed is more than just about the iPhone or even Apple. I don’t use Siri much on my iPhone, so I’m not really familiar with … Read More
Or, as I like to refer to them, The 10 Non-California Tech Companies That Won’t Hire Me.
Why Revolution Can’t Come to North Korea. If you woke up in North Korea tomorrow possessed by the desire to overthrow Kim Jong Un, your revolution would be over before it began. On a basic practical level, you would find … Read More
Vanity Fair received an amazing level of access to Microsoft’s internal documents along with dozens of employees to publish Microsoft’s Downfall: Inside the Executive E-mails and Cannibalistic Culture That Felled a Tech Giant. While Steve Ballmer’s picture leads the article, … Read More
I was reading this amusing article by Jarrett Bellini on $1,300 HDMI cables when I noticed he linked to a $6900 AC power cable on Amazon. Yes, you read that correctly. A single AC power cable for $6,899.75. It’s only … Read More
Alexis Madrigal has done an analysis of the dial-up modem sound, in case you wondered what it all meant. This post assumes you have an idea what the terms “modem” or “dial-up” mean. If not, nothing to see here, move … Read More