October 16, 2011 at 1:38 am ("Toys", Technology)
We’re so used fitting technological innovations into our lives that, sometimes, we don’t even take a moment to think about just what a jump we’ve made.
I had a “technology epiphany” a short time ago when i was watching a video on my iPhone and had to get up to go to the bathroom. Rather than pause the video, I took the iPhone with me. Suddenly, I realized what a jump this is. Being able to walk around watching a video… I’d watched a video while sitting on the bus but I didn’t even think about the import of it. I suppose that the first time I carried the handset for the phone into another room rather than being forced to sit three feet from the phone or even just being able to carry the phone as far as the cord attached to the wall allowed must have felt pretty cool but I don’t recall being this aware of the momentousness of it.
My mother and I often think how fascinated my grandfather would have been with modern technology. He was the first person in the village to have a “wireless” installed in his house. I imagine that, to him, being able to walk from room to room with a phone that plays videos would be akin to walking on the moon!
Written amd posted from my iPhone…
August 20, 2010 at 9:34 am (Family history, Technology)
I took my new digital recorder back and got my $40 rebate!
I was going to take it back yesterday but had one of my stupid vertigo attacks and had to stay in bed all day.
I also planned to go into this computer store to check out a reconditioned computer for Gabby. The one I saw the day before yesterday for $199 (yes… $199) on their website is gone but they have this $299 one. Since I have someone who can fix the computer if something fails in it, I’m not too worried about it.
Another friend bought a computer their before and is pleased with it.
August 18, 2010 at 11:45 am (Cool!, Shopping, Technology)
Since I wanted to get serious about getting the details of Mom’s life, I decided to get a digital voice recorder.
Yesterday, I went off to Staples and picked this up…
It works as a voice and music recorder, a radio, and MP3 player, as well as record from your phone and the radio. As well, you can edit. It was $89.88. However, I just saw that the item has a rebate for $40 which starts today!!!!
- Ultra slim design – just 9.5mm thick
- Voice-Operated Recording (VOR), MP3/music playback, telephone recording
- Built-in speaker
- 4GB records up to 1,125 hours
- FM radio tuner with the ability to record radio content[!!!!!!!!!]
- USB compatible
- Records to MP3, WAV and ACT file formats
- Includes software CD for file-conversion
- 1 year limited warranty
Included in the Box:
- Digital Voice Recorder
- USB Cable
- Software CD
- Basic Stereo Headphones
- USB Wall-Outlet Charging Adapter
- Telephone Recording Cable
- Telephone Recording Adapter
- Audio Cable
- Wired External Microphone
- Instruction Manual
March 11, 2009 at 11:51 pm (Oddities, Really stupid stuff, Stuff, Stupid stuff, Technology)
Japanese escalator. Would it KILL them to climb 5 steps? And it is DOWN too…
February 12, 2009 at 8:15 pm (F&#*%@ing, Gadgets, Stuff, Technology)
“Our Tech Trends reporter looks at the new gizmo Sony promises will revolutionize the way consumers become infuriated by goddamn blinking TV box things.”
Found on Casa az….