List of Security Robot Guards For Schools

list of security robot guards for schools

Another school shooting today, this one in Santa Fe, Texas. Once again, some psycho got ahold of a gun, brought it to school and shot a bunch of unarmed, innocent students. Kid had a written plan and left signs that could have been heeded. Security guards at schools seem unable to do anything to stop this. The NRA is useless… You’d think they’d be out front, trying to protect schools. But they do nothing to try to prevent it. I wonder when we will have robots that will do the…

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How to Sign Up For The Apple Watch Heart Study

how to sign up for the apple watch health study

I signed up for the Apple Watch Heart Study today. The recent story of Apple Watch wearer Gaston D’Aquino’s made me curious about how the study works… Gaston D’Aquino is a 76 year old man who received a potentially life saving notification on his Apple Watch regarding a potential heart problem. D’Aquino has got about 30 years on me… But as a “middle aged” guy who wears an Apple Watch, I figured… Why the heck not sign up for this free study? Gaston D’Aquino didn’t think anything was wrong with him, either……

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Google Duplex Just Leapfrogged Siri

Google's Duplex just leapfrogged Siri

Earlier this week Google unveiled “Duplex” an intelligent calling feature for its updated Google Assistant AI software. In contrast to simply responding to queries from users, with Google Duplex, Google Assistant can act on “offense”. In other words, it can make calls for you to perform certain tasks, such as setting up meetings and making appointments. Duplex does this with the most human-sounding voice ever… Complete with “…ums” and “…ahs” to make the artificial intelligence (AI) driven helper seem more realistic in phone conversations. Indeed, Google Assistant seems so real…

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Aspirational Apple

Surprise… The iPhone X is a hit. It’s the best selling smartphone on the market. The analysts calling for Apple’s demise, because of a >$1,000 smartphone, were wrong. Again. I don’t know why people think that a $1,000 iPhone is expensive, considering what it can do… You can run a business off of it, it’s probably more secure than an Android phone, it has cutting edge facial recognition, incredible camera, lightning fast, and more power than a MacBook (and the first space shuttle), is going to be a turnoff for…

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Expect a Multi-Year iPhone Supercycle

Expect a multi-year iPhone supercycle

It’s “beat up on Apple” season again…  And a popular refrain these days is complaining about the lack of a… iPhone supercycle. What is a “Super Cycle”? A “super cycle” or “supercycle” is a term for the massive rush by the over 1 billion worldwide iPhone owners to upgrade their iPhones to the latest model. The last time this happened was after the launch of the iPhone 6 in Q4 2014. As you can see from the chart below from Statista, every year Apple has a huge spike in sales in…

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If You Can Dream It…

Thanos

I just saw Avengers “Infinity War”. Best superhero movie I’ve seen… Maybe ever. Great story. Great surprises. Great villain. Great characters. Great plot. Great dialogue. Probably the most amazing thing, though, was the attention to detail paid to the computer generated images that made up the characters. CGI is becoming almost indistinguishable from real life. CGI literally looks real… If you can dream it, you can make it come to life. Even in the case even of characters that are completely fantastic… Like Thanos. Josh Brolin was awesome as Thanos……

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Apple Lacks Innovation? Get Your Head Examined…

Apple lacks innovation? Get your head examined

Every (insert time period here) there seems to be another article written by some blogger or journalist somewhere insisting that Apple lacks innovation. Writers like to claim that Apple has “killed innovation” or ponder if Apple has lost its “innovation mojo“. For instance, here is a quote from a “mojo” article from 2017 (emphasis and bolding mine): Apple has entered one new product category under Cook. It released the Apple Watch. But it was late to the wearables game and Apple has yet to release figures on sales of the Watch.…

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Apple Watch is the New iPhone

Apple Watch is the New iPhone

As a distraction from all the bad political news, I look forward to reading news about Apple Watch because… The Apple Watch is Basically the New iPhone.  Before I bought an Apple Watch (Series 2) I didn’t expect it to be much more than a toy… But I have found it to actually add value in my day to day business. Apple Watch not only works well, it is actually useful… I like the design I like the notifications I like the health-related reminders I like having stocks, text messages…

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Spielberg’s Still Got It

ready player one

I saw Ready Player One today… Great movie! I really wasn’t expecting to like it… And didn’t even plan to see it. But I’m glad I did. The previews did not do this movie justice. Ready Player One had everything you would want in a sci-fi, futuristic movie that’s also part superhero story: Characters you actually cared about Ranges of emotion and human empathy that even was conveyed by the CGI characters A great story Awesome special effects A great beginning, middle and ending The right length Nice love story…

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