Remember when Amazon announced that they are planning to deliver their goods in the not-too-distant future with drones? (if you don’t, you can read about it: Amazon to You in 30 minutes)
Well, Netflix (an Amazon competitor in the video-on-demand dept) released a video several weeks ago making fun of Amazon’s drone-plans.
Posted by sharechair on March 2, 2014
Jerry Seinfeld made an appearance on the Tonight Show earlier this week and shared his views on our culture of cell phones and texting. Good for a chuckle!
Posted by sharechair on February 21, 2014
Can he win her over with a mouse?
Posted by sharechair on February 13, 2014
Our local headline summed up the impending storm: “Midweek storm? The chances just went from slim to Doomsday”
Doomsday? Here we snow again. Of course, with piles of snow lining the streets already, there is no place to even put this snow. Oh, well. Nothing to do but join the masses at the grocery stores, help them strip the shelves and then settle in for some binge-watching.
The term “binge-watching” exploded in 2013. According to Wikipedia: Binge-watching, also called binge-viewing, is the practice of watching television for longer time spans than usual, usually of a single television show. Binge-watching as an observed cultural phenomenon has become popular with the rise of online media services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime with which the viewer can watch television shows and movies on-demand
With ‘doomsday’ snow in the forecast, we’ll be binge-watching for sure. But what to choose?
Since this has become such a popular phenomenon, it has gotten much attention on the internet.
Newsday recently made a list of the 45 best shows to binge watch.
Huffington Post supplies 8 Binge-worthy TV Shows You’ve (Probably) Never Heard of to Get You Through the Blizzard. (this list includes Absolutely Fabulous. One of my all time favorite guilty pleasures. )
The New York Post offers Your definitive guide to binge-watching TV
I just noticed that Amazon Prime Instant Video is offering the entire first season of “The Americans”. I heard that this series is worth watching, so that is my personal binge watching plan.
That is …as long as the power stays on.
Do you have any favorites to share? Have you binge-watched? All suggestions welcome!!!
Posted by sharechair on February 11, 2014
Walter Cronkite was the host of a show called “The 21st Century” back in the sixties.
In 1967, he hosted a program that looked at the home of the future, and how technology would be integrated into all aspects of the house.
It’s fun to see as he takes you through the home office, the kitchen and the living room. The tech is all big and clunky with lots of buttons and knobs. But some predictions are quite accurate.
Remember …. this is 1967 looking ahead to 2001.
The Home Office of the Future (2001).
The Kitchen of the Future (2001) … not quite as accurate. Although the plates idea might still be coming as those 3D printers evolve!
The Living Room of the Future (2001). He was right. Big TV, big sound. But NOT the big ‘console’. Not all those buttons and knobs. They didn’t imagine controlling these things with a gadget that fits in the palm of your hand.
And then there are those windows! Do they exist? Were they ever invented? I kind of like those.
Posted by sharechair on February 7, 2014
Here’s something to think about:
Every MINUTE, approximately 100 hours of Videos are uploaded to YouTube.
That’s a lot.
With so many videos, it’s quite a job to sort through and find those that would interest you. Now you won’t have to.
Dreamworks Animation and YouTube have teamed up to do the searching for you, and starting Tuesday, they will be producing a regular series with samples of the most interesting, most popular and must-see videos.
Called YouTube Nation, a new episode of this program/sampler will be posted each day at 9 PM Eastern Time.
Plans are to eventually make these samplers even more specific, resulting in several YouTube Nation programs such as YouTube Nation Sports and/or YouTube Nation News. The goal is to produce more than a dozen specialized guides.
You’ll find this new program at this address (remember, content changes each night at 9 pm Eastern time): http://www.youtube.com/youtubenation
With all this talk about YouTube, I can’t resist inserting a random interesting YouTube video.
Has anyone ever tried this?
What’s on YouTube? ‘YouTube Nation’ Lets You Know
Jeffrey Katzenberg talks up YouTube Nation
‘YouTube Nation’ To Give Users Daily Highlight Reel Of Curated Content
Posted by sharechair on January 13, 2014
England’s Bristol Central Library is celebrating 400 years of service.
(wow … 400 years! That’s 1613-2013 Congratulations!)
And so, for the next few months, visitors to the library will be greeted with an amazing animatronic display of books.
It’s called “Book Hive” and it is interactive. There are motion sensors so that a person standing (and moving) in front of the display will cause the books to open and close …. beckoning to be read. (quite clever, I think)
if you have trouble viewing the video here in this blog, you can click this link to see it directly from the artist’s website: Book Hive
Posted by sharechair on January 9, 2014
The holidays are rapidly approaching, and I’ll be stepping away from this blog for a while.
In the meantime, I thought I’d share this little Christmas video with you. It makes me laugh every time I see it.
If you are a CAT person…. you’ll understand.
If you are a DOG person …. you’ll be very pleased that you’ve chosen the dog-route of life.
Enjoy! and Happy Holidays to you all. See you in 2014.
Posted by sharechair on December 16, 2013
This is a GREAT video! As the snow starts falling here in the Northeast US this morning, I took the time to watch all 7 minutes of Siri Commands.
New to me: “What planes are flying over me right now?” wow!
A big thank you to a blogging friend, Yvonne, at the Misifusa’s Blog, the Presents of Presence, for sharing this with us.
Posted by sharechair on December 10, 2013
Two blog posts ago I included a short video of Amazon’s new drone that is scheduled to start delivering packages sometime in the not-too-distant-future.
Thoughts about these drones range from delighted to terrified.
Enter Colbert, weighing in on the Amazon Drone.
If you enjoy witty satire, you will love this.
Colbert cleverly moves our advancing technology backwards.
Colbert talks about the Drones and offers a NEW and innovative idea for Mr. Bezos
Posted by sharechair on December 4, 2013