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September 2017

Google removes NFC Smart Unlock for new Google Accounts

Google has removed an important device feature silently without notice or warning to customers. NFC Smart Unlock has been removed for all newly s…

"Create a need for something, then take it away."

"Create a need for something, then take it away. This is control." Stumbled on this quote today and my first thought was "so wa…

Thoughts on introversion and love

Being an introvert, I could never really understand how people become so attached and dependent on the person they love. It didn't help that…

Canonical & Microsoft make Azure-tailored Linux kernel

Canonical has announced that it is joining forces with the Microsoft Azure team to build an Azure-tailored Linux kernel for Ubuntu Cloud Images …

Google bought HTC's Design & Engineering Operations

From the Financial Times The purchase involves part of HTC’s design and engineering operations, as well as some of the Taiwanese company’s inte…

EFF resigns from W3C due to DRM Inclusion

What a depressing state of affairs. This is what happens when, like always these days, profit is put before people. I really don't envy Bern…

Forking Internet to suit our Modern Requirements

I've been pondering on this for a little while. So many of the protocols we created that are the base of the internet were just not designe…

Human Crafts will reverberate through Galaxies for Eons

A Day in the Life of NASA's Voyagers "At more than 10 billion miles away from Earth, there is no day and night. Time and space are fatho…

iOS 11 a major Stepping Stone for Apple

It’s difficult to sum up iOS 11 in just a sentence. It will probably be remembered primarily as an iPad-centric update, but there’s a lot going …

Japan finally has an International Buyer for its Bullet Train: India

Japan’s government and its rail companies lobbied the U.S. for years to sell its bullet-train technology and found little success. Finally, ther…

How to make everyone think less of You ?

The best explanation is always the tomato explanation. I believe it went something like this: STRENGTH is your ability to crush a tomato DEXTER…

Humanity falls into a new Dark Age

The year is 2050.  Driven by the improving addiction protocols of freemium games, as well as bio-integration of smart phones leading to playing…

Apple fails to understand its Audience yet again

Apple taking the innovations from 2-4 years ago, polishing and refining them, and then claiming that they're re-inventing the wheel. The iP…

There Is No Explanation For The Spin Of Hurricanes And Tornadoes

According to Wikipedia, the Coriolis Force can potentially point up, left, right, or down. But logic, digital modeling and experimenting with a pen …

Steve Wozniak's participation in Apple as an engineer was overrated

In the late 80's, Steve Wozniak left Apple because he felt like he would not get far in his career had he stayed with Apple. But he became a…

Apple Drops The Price Of iPhone SE

The iPhone SE was already Apple's least expensive phone and now that the company has released its new iPhone X, the price of the SE has been…

Thoughts on iPhone X

Though I'm not in the target demographic at all, I'm pretty underwhelmed by the design of the X. I just think that the notch looks ter…

Life Lesson #1

People don't care about hard work- they care about results and winning. Proud of you for making mostly As, as you have your entire school career…

If Humans are Intelligent, Why are we so Stupid ?

Macro & Micro Economics - Manfred Max Neef "This current economic crisis provides an opportunity to re-examine our priorities. For d…

On being a loving Human

You know what's wrong with me? I have so much love. Really. I love so strongly, so powerfully. I love the people around me, I love the world…

Will Google Buy HTC?

Let’s be honest - we’ve been waiting to hear that HTC has been sold to another brand for a while, such are the poor financial results that compa…

Do we need atheism to better ourselves ?

As Carl Sagan Once said "One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence…

The Need for Philosophy

We have limited control over the world and the circumstances we find ourselves in. The only thing we have full control over is how we perceive …

We should enjoy our Youth

I've been told by many that energy drinks are bad and so are various other junk foods but I feel like I should indulge myself in these food …

Google Enforces Android Oreo's Background App Limitations

The Android Oreo changelogs are out, and there are some interesting additions which many already know about. There’s Project Treble , security …

Is there a Perfect Government ?

The perfect form of government is a representative democracy for the legislative branch, a technocratic oligarchy for the executive branch, and a ju…

Industry crush with 3.5mm headphone jack

The headphone jack removal drama brings back dreadful memories of the early camera phones I've owned. Back then, you always needed some weir…

Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17

It's officially official: Microsoft today announced its target release date for the Fall Creators Update .  Come October 17, some of u…

Instagram Stories will soon be available outside the app

On Thursday, August 31, Instagram announced that their feature of instagram Stories feature will soon be on the mobile website. currently, you c…

We are living in a Golden Age

Technological innovation, crime rates, access to information and resources point to a civilization that has never experienced a higher quality o…