Dwayne Phillips ' Day Book

Items I happen to view each day. Science, Techonology, Management, Culture, and of course Writing

This is my day book for this week. I have modeled this after science fiction and computer writer Jerry Pournelle's view, or as he calls it, his Day Book. I encourage you to see Jerry Pournelle's site and subscribe to his services.

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This week: December September 15-21, 2014

Summary of this week:

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday


Monday September 15, 2014

A look at YouTube star 18-year-old Jenn McAllister. Yes, welcome to the new world.

Android One: Google's attempt to make an OS and smartphones for the other five billion people. More on the Android One $100 smartphone.

Apple's presentation of their watch wasn't good. Apple may struggle here in that, you know, they made a computer watch. We go back to the Dick Tracy radio wrist watch. The gee wiz gadget watch is an old concept. No one was surprised by it like we were with the iPhone and the iPad. It's just another gadget watch.

Here are a few glimpses of Microsoft Windows 9.

India's mission to Mars will reach the red planet within the month. NASA? Who?

How to use Google Alerts to search for jobs.

In India, you can download YouTube videos and rewatch them.

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Tuesday September 16, 2014

People are still talking about Google's Android One launch in India.

Four million iPhone 6 units were ordered in the first 24 hours. That is a large number.

Ah, the Internet of Things: programmer shows how to hack into a WiFi printer and do just about anything.

And someone has learned how to hack your entire Amazon account through a Kindle.

Google is testing solar-powered drones to provide Internet service to remote areas.

Welcome to the FBI's  Next Generation Identification system: they have your face on file.

This video is getting a lot of play online: MIT's cheetah robot running about untethered.

The FCC has received three million comments on net neutrality. Okay, now what?

A look at some of the ghosts of the Soviet empire.

Fascinating photos of the day before buried communication cables. Cables everywhere in the sky.

Ooohs and aaahs as Leica introduces new compact digital cameras.

Roku has now sold 10million of its little video streaming gadgets in the US. That is a large number.

Qualcomm has acquired Euvision Technologies, a specialist in image recognition applications powered by artificial intelligence.

Panasonic shows the world's best camera-phone combination.

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Wednesday September 17, 2014

Boeing and SpaceX win big contracts with NASA to do something that we did 50 years ago.

Looking at the iPhone 6 in depth.

A recent study shows that 3D movies don't affect the audience any more than 2D movies. Hurray. Maybe  the most recent 3D fad will go away.

Microsoft will layoff 5,000 people this week.

And Microsoft is doing well financially. Employment? Who needs that?

Want to earn more money? Learn how to program in the Common Business Oriented Language, a.k.a., COBOL.

Even the Government Accounting Office admits that Health Care dot Gov is not secure. I am surprised that they are admitting what everyone already knows.

How to turn your iPad into virtual reality goggles. Yes, you will look uh, er, let's say "stupid."

A big security hole is found in the Android Browser.

A proposed gondola in NYC to relieve congestion. Of course they won't build it, but they should.

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Thursday September 18, 2014

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Friday September 19, 2014

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Saturday September 20, 2014

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Sunday September 21, 2014

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