Too Much

IoT, IoE isn’t Coming to Benefit You, the Customer Ah, the Internet of Things (IoT)/Internet of Everything (IoE) is going to be great … maybe. Let’s see, the local utility company “allowed” me to install a smart meter and the damn thing won’t even talk… Read More

Appy Time

Apps Are Cool, Convenient, Useful, Dangerous A few weeks ago, I had to visit my friendly smartphone store. I could do everything – send/receive texts, send/receive emails, access/use business and social media apps – everything but make a phone call. The person at the phone… Read More

Your Smart Things

Your Things – It’s Important that Your Stuff Talks Only to Your Other Stuff It was with more than passing curiosity I spent a decent time in Sands Expo at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) this year. My wife had decided it was time to “refresh” our… Read More

Smart Toys are Child’s Play

Child’s Play – Smart Toys Will Ease Us into the Great Smart World   We can’t say we weren’t warned. Elon Musk (Tesla), famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and thousands of others have warned about the dangers of AI (artificial intelligence) implementation… Read More

Wearing Targets

Always Capturing Personal Info, Wearables Are Giant Siphons I’ve been thinking about getting a fitness or activity wearable to help me “shave” a few percentage points off my BMI (body mass index). My doctor said it wasn’t bad since I’m a vegetarian, exercise five days… Read More

For Your Eyes Only

Privacy and Security are Personal, Very Personal If you’re uncomfortable with the idea that the social media sites you regularly visit or your apps could be sold and your “private” information could be a key part of the deal, you’re never going to get any… Read More