Don’t get me wrong. I use Bluetooth headphones on an almost daily basis. I love them. Getting rid of the headphone jack, however, was nothing more than Apple forcing their sheep to buy those AirPods, which the sheep did en masse. And of course the other phone manufacturers followed suit because of the potential for […]
I don’t understand this move away from headphone jacks. I like Bluetooth just fine. I have two Bluetooth headphones that work perfectly and I have a number of Bluetooth keyboards that I use on various PCs. But when it comes to Bluetooth and phones, the drawbacks still outweigh the benefits. Bluetooth headsets are always […]
For decades Microsoft laid out a foundation that resulted in people looking at patching as a major burden instead of something that should be done on a regular basis. The WannaCry ransomware attack and the risks that it poses are nothing new to those of us who work in IT. Sadly, the core reason why […]
Yep. I skipped another one. I’m kind of stupid that way. Those of you who consider every, little thing about a movie you haven’t seen yet to be a “spoiler” probably won’t like this episode because I rail into that attitude pretty hard — and, yes, I talk about a scene in an unreleased movie. […]
A very special part of both my childhood and adult life is gone. This time, however, there is no Genesis planet to bring him back. Requiescat in pace, Mister Nimoy. You will be sorely missed.
I want to start off by saying emphatically that I don’t hate sports. I’ll go golfing, or play football or baseball with friends. But sitting in front of a TV and watching others play is something that I do not find exciting or interesting at all. Other people do, as evidenced by the immense global […]
Today, Disney/Marvel announced that the comic version of Thor will become female (for the third time). I have no problems with having a female Thor, although the move smacks of marketing and political correctness more than anything else. After all, they could just as easily have created a new IP with a new superheroine rather than, […]
The news that Facebook (of all places) bought Oculus VR sent a shock wave throughout the Internet, particularly the gaming community. Condemnation, anger, ambivalence, confusion, and rage echoed around the world. The only people who seemed to be genuinely happy with this are Mark Zuckerberg, Palmer Luckey, and John Carmack. I know I’m not happy with […]
As a proud first-generation gamer, being someone who has been gaming since the Golden Age in the mid-1980s, hearing about problems in the gaming industry is always disheartening. The gaming industry is very competitive. A lot of good studios are spending a lot of time and money fighting for our hard-earned dollars. Many are successful […]
Go ahead and laugh at the sales pitch at the end, but this was a groundbreaking piece of hardware in the early-to-mid 1980s.