I have always been intrigued by Google’s self-driving car
-- this meant there was a possibility of a blind person like myself being able to travel by their own car to wherever they wanted to go. Or someone who was fully sighted could be doing other activities such as browsing the internet while the car takes them to their destination.
At the same time, I was also skeptical of the idea -- questions like: “What if the car fails to stop and runs into a person while...
Anytime someone hears the three letters TSA put together there's a good chance they aren't gong to jump for joy. Ever since the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and the many more attempts since then, airports all across the country have turned security checkpoints into the one thing travelers tend to loath more than flight delays.
Granted, the security personnel are just doing their jobs and there's a good chance they're no more thrilled about giving you that extra pat down than you are to be receiving it. Also, to be fair, there are a fair amount of people who should learn to read rules...!--more-->
We still have a ways to go until we see JJ Abrams bring us back to the world of Star Wars (hopefully lens flare free, though unlikely). We do, however, have something to satisfy our sci-fi thirst: the power of 'The Force.'
Okay, before you jump for joy and risk colliding with a low ceiling, or ceiling fan, let's take a step back. It's not the actual 'Force' so, no, you are not going to be able to go all Darth Vader on your boss because he won't let you take vacation time. This 'Force' comes in the ...
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What Solar Roadways could look like (graphic design by Sam Cornett)[/caption]
For one of my other jobs, I drive a lot. I make squiggly lines all over the Twin Cities using freeways and side-streets. Roads are challenging
in Minnesota for a myriad of reasons; as soon as icy (or snow-laden) surfaces are clear,...
Quick, head for the basement! I hope it’s well-stocked with bottled water and cans of Campbell’s, because a dark, dark day is upon is: The Windows XPocolypse has arrived.
That’s right, after twelve years, Microsoft stopped releasing security and system updates for the beloved Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Windows XP has been a staple for businesses, schools, and personal computer users worldwide; in fact, the governments of the UK
In the past few years we have all started to experience the phenomenon that I call “screen-silence.” This is when you realize that your previously chatty social situation just went mute due to smartphone and tablet screens stealing the collective attention. One member might wake into an awareness of the moment or an outsider entering into the mix might chastise the group, but the untold truth, that this will happen again and we are powerless in the matter, lingers.