In this technologically-filmed world of ours, with cameras everywhere, we are capturing more and more events that previously would only have been seen by a few eyewitnesses.
This is an amazing example. Watch as the car on the right moves into the left lane, as a motorcyclist chooses to use the same lane at the same time.
This is one lucky guy. :shock:
Posted by sharechair on August 20, 2014
I absolutely love this feature.
I remember (years and years) ago buying a digital camera specifically because it had this ability so that I could “catch” action shots at my son’s sporting events. And now, here it is, always available right in our pocket!
I’m guessing you might not know that you have this feature …. but once you do, you’ll be using it to get that PERFECT shot.
So how do you capture action with your iPhone?
Simply bring up your camera on your iPhone.
Aim, and HOLD DOWN THE CAPTURE BUTTON. Your iPhone will snap photos quickly. A Photo Burst.
Posted by sharechair on August 18, 2014
To my readers: This video is fake. It is a product of the clever writers at The Onion . It is fake. It is satire.
I’m making this point, because the video looks so real. And if you are not familiar with The Onion, well…. you might think….. Just sayin’. :)
And so, here it is ladies and gentlemen. A new Kindle for the Reading Snobs. For those folks who want everyone to know what book they are reading.
In the old days, you could throw a War and Peace dust jacket over a sleazy romance novel, but no more. When you hold a Kindle, people can’t “see” what you’re reading… until now.
Posted by sharechair on August 13, 2014
As I take a bit of a blogging break, I thought I would leave you something to enjoy while I am gone.
This is Technology at its FINEST!!!
By clicking the link below, you will be taken to a LIVE view of the planet Earth from the International Space Station.
It is Awesome. Mesmerizing. Humbling.
If you see a black screen, the space station is on the dark side of the earth. If you scroll down the page a bit, you will see a live map so that you can locate what part of the earth you are flying over (or confirm that the space station is on the dark side.)
It might take a few moments for the page to load, so be patient. It’s worth it.
This only went live back in April, as an experiment. Hopefully, they will keep it up.
I’ve bookmarked this site, and find myself returning to it often. What an awesome view.
Once you are viewing our planet from the space station, click on the arrows in the right hand bottom corner of the screen so that the scene explodes to a full-screen view on your computer. Wowza.
Keep your eyes on the screen…. you’ll see that you are actually, virtually, moving around our planet.
Live view from the International Space Station
Posted by sharechair on July 17, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been watching the evolution of cell phones vs landlines for the last several years in the US.
They recently released a new report which boils down to the news that 2 out of 5 homes in the US have ditched the landline and are cellphone only.
That’s twice what it was 5 years ago, but in spite of that, the trend seems to be slowing down.
You can read more about this report from several links I will put at the end of this post.
This made me wonder about those of us here in the blogosphere … worldwide, not just in the USA.
So let’s weigh in!
Here at my house, we have both. However, we don’t use the landline anymore. It’s there, and it collects all the telemarketer calls (and a lot of dust), but we don’t use it as our phone. I would dump it, but it comes “bundled” with cable TV service and internet, and basically costs nothing, so…… we keep it and let the answering machine pick up any stray calls that come through there.
My children, however, are all adults with homes of their own, and there are no landlines for them. Cell phones only in those households.
How about you? Are you a cell phone-only house?
Or do you have a cell-phone(s) AND a landline?
4 in 10 US Homes Are Cellphone Only, Skip Landline
Two in five U.S. homes have only cellphones: survey
Posted by sharechair on July 8, 2014
Last week my dear friend Mona had a sluggish iPad.
I watched as she tried to load a map, and it took
f o r e v e r.
She did the housekeeping thing, and closed all the running apps. No difference. Sluggish, still.
So the next day she made an appointment with a Mac Genius.
They had the solution, and her iPad is speedy, once again.
What was the magic?
They told her to turn it off. Then on (of course :) ). Yes, that’s it.
Actually, the Genius suggested turning it off at least 3 times a week to improve and/or maintain the speed.
That was it. On and off. Remember this if your iPad gets sluggish (and iPhone, as well). It may not solve all your issues, but it can’t hurt.
Posted by sharechair on July 6, 2014
It’s the 4th of July, and I wanted to recognize this US holiday on this blog.
But it’s a tech blog, after all, so my dilemma was how to combine tech + July 4th.
So, I turned to Google.
A search of “tech + July 4th” turned up the cartoon, below.
Problem solved! :)
Posted by sharechair on July 4, 2014
This ability to remotely control lights in your home has been around for a while, but it’s been pricey….. until now.
General Electric has recently announced that it will be selling a new line of LED lightbulbs that will work with an app on your smartphone. You will be able, through your phone, to adjust the brightness of these lightbulbs and to turn them on and off from anywhere. Pretty handy for a vacation, or a late night out.
These lightbulbs will sell for $15 (or less!) and will be available at Home Depot sometime this fall.
A hub will be required, and this will cost in the neighborhood of $49, which includes the hub AND two lightbulbs. (Previous set-ups ran closer to $200)
This is a very “busy” area of new technology. Apple is also developing “home kit” and wants to make your house smarter.
I don’t see where all this smart-house stuff is going, but then again, I’ve never been particularly insightful. When my son first showed me how his Commodore 64 could “call” another computer and leave a message on a “bulletin board” (the beginnings of the internet) I remember being less than enthusiastic.
But, gadget lover that I am, I’m liking the idea of this light bulb that I can control from my phone. I’m sure that I’ll be installing a few of these lightbulbs around my house. I don’t know if it will make my house smarter, but I do know it will be fun. :) And of course I’ll share my experiences here.
GE to sell Link LED lightbulbs controlled by Wink iPhone app
GE announces line of “link” Smart LED Lightbulbs starting at $15
Posted by sharechair on June 29, 2014
Posted by sharechair on June 25, 2014