Tuesday, July 21, 2015

MC2 Post 2038 Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep







From:    http://www.wired.com








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Jet.com Takes On Amazon With The Promise Of Lower Prices







Jet.com’s founder and chief executive Marc Lore. In 2005, he started an e-commerce site aimed at moms with Diapers.com, and later expanded the business to other verticals, including online grocery store Soap.com and pet store Wag.com.

Five years later, he sold his company Quidsi Inc. to Amazon for $545 million. The takeaway, says Lore, is that he learned how to build a brand customers are passionate about, and how to create a consumer experience customers are willing to pay a premium for.




 



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Friday, July 17, 2015

MC2 Post 2037 Looks like Apple likes the Ad slogan "What's in Your Wallet?"







Apple's NEW Patent on on how Much money is 
in your bank account ???


Apple patents tech that checks your bank account to target ads

A new Apple patent reveals a way to show you ads on your iPhone of things that you can actually afford, based on how much money you have available in the bank.

Filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last year, the patent describes a system that targets "advertising of goods and services to users of mobile terminals, based for example on the users' profile."

"The common profile of users may be based on the amount of pre-paid credit available to each user," the patent says.















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Recap: Tesla unveils new features for Model S
 
July 17, 2015


Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk unveiled three new options for its Model S sedan and provided brief updates on Tesla’s next two cars. The company will offer an upgraded 90 kWh battery in the Model S for $3,000, drop the price for a single-motor Model S to $70,000, and upgrade the Model S to “ludicrous mode,” which allows for 0-to-60 acceleration in 2.8 seconds. 



In the call, Musk also said Tesla’s next car, the Model X SUV, is on track for deliveries in two months and the Model 3, the planned mass-market car, in a bit more than two years.







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Report: Apple and Samsung in talks to adopt e-SIM technology


The Financial Times reports that Samsung and Apple are both in talks with the GSMA, the mobile telecom telecom industry association, to begin employing electronic SIM cards in their mobile devices. Electronic SIMs (or e-SIMs) differ from their physical predecessors in that they don't lock users into a specific carrier network and would allow them to switch any device between an network instantly. So, remember how when the iPhone debuted, it was only available on AT&T? That won't happen with e-SIMs -- any phone, tablet or network-enabled gadget will work with any carrier that supports the technology.

But while the association is confident that a "common architecture" will eventually be adopted by the entire industry, we're still at least a year away from actually seeing a device with these cards. "With the majority of operators on board," Anne Bouverot, chief executive of the GSMA, told Financial Times.








 






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Thursday, July 16, 2015

MC2 Post 2036 Purdue University suggest FIX to VR Motion Sickness










Virtual noses. That’s what researchers at Purdue University are proposing as a potential solution to that sickness you might experience when playing games on Oculus Rift or similar virtual reality headsets.

Simulator sickness is a form of motion sickness. The version I’ve experienced with VR involved sweating, nausea, eyestrain and headaches. I wasn’t actually sick but it was incredibly unpleasant and has made me wary of VR headsets ever since.

There are a number of theories as the exactly why this occurs with virtual reality environments but David Whittinghill – an assistant professor at the university’s Department of Computer Graphics Technology – mentions the one I’ve heard put forward most often: cue conflict.



From:    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com











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Total War: WARHAMMER - Introducing... Demigryphs [ESRB]

















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Just Cause 3 - 11 Minutes of New Gameplay | E3 2015









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Each set of options does the standard “highlight what we want to show” for this Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer, however it does so in a way that keeps things fresh and interesting. You still get to see how the game’s physics engine works in a variety of ways of highlighting destruction, soaring through the skies and getting around on the ground. I know the game is less than half a year away from release, but I would have preferred a lot more NPC’s and vehicles driving around the towns to make them feel more lived in. Knowing the game is as huge as it is, though, suggests that it may be the preferred tradeoff if it allows a smooth transition from point to point.


Just Cause 3 will be released for the 

PC, PS4 and Xbox One on December 1st.


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MC2 Post 2035 IS Mr. Robot Fight Club’s Spiritual Successor




Mr Robot’s pilot (directed by  

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s 

Niels Arden Oplev)

uses montage.





Frances Roberts

Insightful Critic seems to think so.  

And presents a strong argument.

 


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It looks like someone at (USA) has taken up the AMC challenge that thoughtful, off-beat storytelling can still be made for american television. 

Thanks to  Breaking Bad,  Mad Men and The Walking Dead 

showing just  "How It's Done".


Wingman.

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What Do You See in this face?



I see Matthew Broderick (as David L. Lightman
  
in  Wargames (1983).








 
Punch counter Punch.








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SciFi Channel has a very interesting effort 
with "Dark Matter".

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NASA''s Golden Decade Long - Pluto FlyBy  'Moment'  

Gets Eclipsed by  "Iran Deal".

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Monday, July 13, 2015

MC2 Post 2034 Apple’s Share of Smartphone Industry’s Profits Soars to 92%







From:    http://www.wsj.com




Apple Inc. recorded 92% of the total operating income 

from the world’s eight top smartphone makers in the first quarter, 



up from 65% a year earlier, 






  Apple’s share of profits is remarkable given that it sells 

less than 20% of smartphones 



Roughly 1,000 companies make smartphones.
    

Just one reaps nearly all the profits.









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Tomorrow, 7-14-2015 is Pluto Flyby Day. 


It's showtime for Pluto; prepare to 

be amazed by NASA flyby




Fox Story Link:   http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/07/13/it-showtime-for-pluto-prepare-to-be-amazed-by-nasa-flyby/
 





NASA Pluto Flyby web page Links.








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One of the final images taken before New Horizons made 
it's closes approach to Pluto on 15 July 2015.


Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute


Link:  http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/display.cfm?News_ID=49503&linkId=15514645


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Sunday, July 12, 2015

MC2 Post 2033 What's With the Logitech New Name Change LOGI ???


Clip from Logitech "LOGI" Video.



Its seems someone in marketing convinced Logitech that part of it Brand Name was Meaningless.

The TECH Part.  So Now, Logitech wants to emphasize a New Name  Logi.   

Yeah, that makes sense, huh???





WINGMAN.


 


Logitech is on a mission to reinvent itself to consumers with a new version of its company logo and an all-new brand called Logi. The PC and mobile accessory maker says the changes are part of its "transformation" into a company that has a bigger emphasis on design.


Logitech states:


    
While our commitment to excellence in peripherals hasn't changed, we're dedicating focus on design, hiring our first-ever chief design officer, Alastair Curtis, and delivering products that create amazing experiences in the everyday places of your life. We've put design at the core of everything we do and everything we are, from our products to our brand identity.




From:    http://www.androidcentral.com





That includes products that will have the new Logi brand name. Logitech has yet to offer any details on their new Logi devices, saying only that the first one "is around the corner" and that consumers can "expect some twists and a few surprises in new categories."









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A Quick Look at the Logitech Keys-To-Go Ultraportable Keyboard





From:   http://www.androidcentral.com



Keyboards haven't yet outlived their usefulness, and Logitech continues to make some of the best for adding a little something extra to your tablet. Here we've got a quick look at the Logitech Keys-To-Go.

 

It's a ridiculously thin keyboard for tablets. The one we have here is technically marketed for Android and Windows — it's got a telltale Windows key as well — but it'll work with iOS, too. (If you just have to have one sans Windows key, there's a more iOS-friendly one available, too.)




The Logitech Keys to Go keyboard for Android and Windows is available in black or blue, and MSRP is $69.99, but prices may well vary.




 





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Friday, July 10, 2015

MC2 Post 2032 Remembering the Dodger Duo of Koufax and Drysdale







When the east coast teams used to fear coming west and have to face Koufax and Drysdale?


Well now they have to contend with Greinke and Kershaw, as Vin Scully


 reminded us last night during the Philly's second shutout 

by the New Dynamic DUO.






Link:  http://www.latimes.com/sports/




The Past is Prescient..   And Precious.



From:    http://baseballpastandpresent.com









The Dynamic Duo, 1959-1966: When Don Drysdale 
and Sandy Koufax ruled















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"Watching the Wheels"  1980-1981  John Lennon.








 





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Saturday, July 4, 2015

MC2 Post 2031 Getting Back to My Original media circus BLOG Interests






Why the Movies Sound So Much Better At The Movies Then with 

Even the Most sophisticated Home Theater SETUPS.



Background Home Theater Geeks video:   


Episode 259.  Mastering Movie Audio 

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VR IS COMING


Because of All the Interest about VR  (Virtual Reality), and with Google and Windows Jumping in Trying To Catch Up with FACEBOOK'S  Oculus Rift's  big presence at E3 this year, and 

then Oculus VR recently announced its retail iteration 
and its controllers.   


Link:   http://www.gamespot.com/articles/facebooks-zuckerberg-vr-is-the-next-major-computin/1100-6428623/


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My Summer READINGS June 2015 and  

VR was on the front burners...


 
I went back to  Wiliam GIBSON's Classic Virtual Light 

and All Tomorrow's Parties
Admittedly it was a re-read of the Bridge Trilogy

which I still had in paperback.

Zipped through them like butter.  But the third, IDORU 

has been a bit of a push.

I also Audible Listened to the non-fiction book:   

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, 
Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution  

by Walter Isaacson.



That put at least 3+ other books on the Back Burner...




Wingman.  2015



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