Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Today's Tidbits

When I saw a picture of Wired's Mech at Comic Con I was in awe. This is worth a watch if you have a few minutes and like exoskeletons (who doesn't?).

Business Insider has a nice list for this morning. I'm not sure I really care about all ten things they list, but they are nice to know. Four of them are about Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post. The two that caught my eye were the fifty people that showed up to volunteer for a one-way trip to Mars and a third-party Apple iPhone power cable electrocuted a woman to death.

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning In Tech

Wired's Gadget Lab lists seven things they love, including the new Nokia Lumia 1020, a phone with a 41-megapixel camera. I researched that phone the other day. Too bad it is a Windows Phone 8.

Crowd Sourcing

I might have to back this project on Indiegogo. I certainly want some of these when they hit the market! This Little Sticker Works Like an Anti-Mosquito Force Field

I have (and wear) the Pebble phone. It's not the big deal it could be with the right apps, but it's still an okay watch. Who these people are and the promises they make are fascinating. Will they deliver? Mysterious smartwatch maker Kreyos raises $1 million on Indiegogo

Lists of things other people think you'd like

I'm always looking for the best iPad Apps. Most of these are the ones are the solid ones that have been around for a while, but it's a good list to review periodically. Maybe my apps will be on the list someday. (Ha!) 50 Must-Have iPad Apps

I don't have an Android phone, but I do have a Kindle Fire. Once I figure out how to find Apps for that I'll review this list! 50 Best Android Apps for 2013

And I'm always on the lookout for more websites to waste my time. Just kidding. 50 Best Websites 2013

In the Gaming World

Being a veteran WoW player (now retired - again) I'm always fascinated by how Blizzard intends to handle the subscription problem. Content is no longer good enough for the $15/month payment (IMO). I also read that Blizzard has lost another 600,000 subscribers (I don't know what time frame that is). I'll do some research on that later. Blizzard Backs Away from Subscriptions for Its Next Big MMO

We flee to games to escape real life. We flee from games back to life! Life imitating art. I won't say anything else. Zynga's CityVille Comes To Life With Kre-O Line

This is just the beginning. The holo-deck is coming closer all the time. Oculus Rift Plus Motion Controls Make Shooting Almost Too Realistic

During the late 90s every kid wanted one of these. My dear daughter wanted one, but I don’t recall if I was that nice to her. Now she has a chance to get one again. Great. Tamagotchi Are Back In This New Free App



Other Stuff

I followed xkcd's Time for almost the entire epic release. Here's the full story. Some of the links take you to the comic itself. Worth a look. Creator of xkcd Reveals Secret Backstory of His Epic 3,099-Panel Comic

Since I'm not a handy-man, I need all the tips I can get. Use Masking Tape When Wall-Mounting Hardware to Perfectly Align Screw Holes

This is a good low-end option computer. My youngest daughter just got a new computer, but she needs MS Word, so this isn't what she got. Still, it's worth a look. If you get it, maybe you should review my post on configuring a net-book. It's dated, but probably still useful. Back to School: The $200 Acer C7 Chromebook Is a Good Cheap Laptop

I'm still doing research to choose Darling's next phone. This might be a good choice. Samsung likely to unveil new Galaxy Note on Sept. 4

Darling and I are seriously considering dropping cable entirely. We should be able to pick up the shows we like using other venues. Anyone have any ideas on how to make that happen? I really like my Sci-Fi…Steep cable price hikes could soon make cord-cutting a reality

I love photographs. You will too. Look at these! 25 Awe-Inspiring Images of the Milky Way Galaxy


I love this camper. I do. I'd totally get one. This Teeny Camper for a Mini Cooper Started as an April Fools’ Joke


  1. Always enjoy your tidbits...got a kick out of the mini-cooper camper...but if I could afford to buy a mini-cooper I would just rent a nice motel room.....we just spent a weekend up north in a pop up (got it used for $100) about 3 times the size of the mini, and that was still too small for me....a farmer up here built his own camper out of a remodeled cattle trailer,,,it looks nice and all, but the faint aroma of bovine still lingers....

  2. You can always make me laugh Mary. Thanks!