Great Apps for Everyday Life

When PCs started appearing in offices, places of learning and homes, we were told that they would save us time in everyday life.  That may have been true at one time but in recent years, we’ve managed to create more stuff-to-do within that free time.  Today’s apps for everyday life are a boon to busy

Cobalt: From Art to Electric Cars

Cobalt, as a free element, is not found on earth other than in meteorite deposits.  It is, however, found in compound form in the Earth’s crust along with copper, nickel, iron, silver and lead.  It is a hard, shiny, brittle, silvery-grey metal.  The largest deposits, by far, occur in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Best Apps Every Dad Should Have

As the holiday season approaches, it is time to give dad some of the best apps for his mobile which will absolutely rock his world. Buying him a coffee mug or a box of golf balls is so last year. What you can do instead is to distract him for a couple of minutes, grab

The FIX for iPhone 6 Touch Disease

Several owners of iPhone 6 phones as well as numerous independent repair technicians have been complaining for a while now about a mysterious problem known as ‘Touch Disease’ that has been killing phones. Apple has finally responded to the complaints after a long period of silence on the issue. The main symptoms that have been

What is Artificial Intelligence?

AI, or Artificial Intelligence, is a branch of computer science that relates to making computers that seem to copy the actions of, and behave like, human beings. Whether you fear their potential or welcome them with open arms, artificial intelligence has been the stuff of dreams for centuries. From the earliest automatons (a.k.a. automata), to

Longest Electric Car Range

Once viewed as slow and expensive vehicles that cannot travel very far, with most people fearing the limited electric car range that could mean that they are left stranded waiting for an overnight charge is changing rapidly. A wave of the latest electric car models, such as the Tesla Model S P100D and the Chevy

Who is Elon Musk?

It may sometimes seem like the history of the 21 century is being made by a handful of crazy entrepreneurs and their companies that are making, what initially seemed like, impossible dreams come true. It is likely that in the future, Elon Musk’s contribution to the automobile industry could be viewed in a similar vein

Outer Space, Archeologists & Crowdsourcing

For centuries, archaeologists and looters have scoured every continent to find remnants of past civilizations: archaeologists want to analyze and preserve mankind’s history; yet looters dig for personal gain, destroy the sites during their raids and, sometimes, even the treasures they consider unsaleable. Now archeologists are turning to outer space to solve this challenge. The

Stay Safe While Playing in Virtual Reality

My first experience with playing in virtual reality was the quirky game ‘Job Simulator.’ Initially, everything was fun and the first few minutes were incident-free. I had strapped on my brand new VR (virtual reality) headset, which completely hid the real world from my view and transferred me to a kitchen of the future in

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