New Gadgets

I’ve always enjoyed the “What’s New” section in Popular Science.  When I was a youngster, I used to look forward to reading my brother’s copy of the magazine that showed the newest technologies being introduced into consumer products.   Today, the

Airbag & Radar Gun Stops Terrorists

Whoever thought a radar gun and an airbag could provide protection from Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG)?  According to an article in Military Strategy Page, there is a new system undergoing tests that uses a modified car airbag, radar technology found in

The End of Car Chases?

Los Angeles is notorious for its epic police chases, but it appears that the LAPD is going to be taking a new approach to car pursuits.  A recent issue of Popular Science illustrates how the police will shoot a GPS homing

Microsoft Flops

Everyone thinks of Microsoft as a company built on perfection… a recent article in ExtremeTech describes Microsoft’s Top 10 Flops: 1. Microsoft BOB: A product Microsoft released in 1995, was set to be the next-generation interface for Windows 3.1.  It

Israel & Technology

How hot is technology investment in Israel?  The tiny Middle Eastern country, with a population smaller than Manhattan’s, has become a global player in innovation, thanks to its thriving venture capital scene and many home-grown start-ups. There are now 75 Israeli

The Future of Cell Phones

There is a recent article in Reg-Hardware that describes future designs for cell phones. Interestingly enough, most of these overlook the most significant aspect, which is the ability for your future communication device to support multiple telecommunication channels.  For example,

Evolution of IT Capabilities

Chris Lininger and I had a discussion today about the slow evolution of information technology that truly empowers the business end user.  We talked about all of the failed promises over the past 25 years including 4GL (4th Generation Languages),

Kevlar Tires?

As an automotive enthusiast, I’ve always used low profile performance tires on my sport automobiles.  The most recent tires I’ve purchased are Pirelli P Zero Neros all-season, Z-rated tires hanging on 18×10″ Rondell wheels.  This is nearly the ultimate package for