technology

HD Video: The DIY Magic of Amateur Radio
You've probably read my many posts about the hobby and service of amateur (aka "ham") radio. Some folks think that amateur radio is an "outdated" technology, but as this brief video shows, ham radio remains on the cutting-edge of communications. If you know of a younger person wh…
Making Wheelchairs Obsolete
We live in truly amazing times! Medical advances seem to happen almost every week, especially for those who have suffered an injury to their spinal cord. I have a "bonus" son (my preferred term for "stepson") who has a spinal cord injury. While he is not a complete paraplegic, he…
Are Vinyl Records Making A Comeback?
Yes, I'm old enough to remember vinyl records...I still have a bunch, and a turntable on which to play them! The old saying, "Everything 'old' is 'new' again" seems to be true with the way folks like to listen to music. As I said, I still have probably a couple of hundred albums, dozens of…
¡Viva CES Las Vegas 2014!
What would life be like without electronics? Well, for one thing, you wouldn't be reading this epic piece of blogging, because there wouldn't be any computers, smart phones, tablets, or even radio! Every year about this time, electronics developers, manufacturers, and marketers all get together in L…
Dream Big STEM Expo
As part of their school day on Thursday, Victoria ISD eighth-grade students will attend the Dream Big Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Expo at the Victoria College Health Science Building (2200 N. Red River St.). They'll be learning about great career opportunities in the STEM f…
Meet The ‘Real’ Siri
With Apple releasing the iOS 7.0 update today, and the new line of iPhones this Friday, the automated voice of "Siri" will be heard a lot in the next few days. But did you know the synthesized 'voice' of Siri has an actual human voice behind her? Meet the professional voi…
A Lego’s Journey To Space!
This really makes me want to do something like this.  How in the world did he get the live feed or the video though.  You have to love good ole technology!
Predictions of 2011 from 1911
Everyone has had some input into what life will be like in 10, 20, 50, even 100 years.  There is a newspaper that published an article in 1911 about what life would be like in 2011.  Boy I bet those people would be disappointed.
I'm sorry but we don't have strawberries as big as apples, no flying car…
The Future Of Technology
It really is hard to determine what the future has in store for us.  We have cell phones, flying cars which are $150,000, high definition and 3D televisions.  It really is hard to imagine what else could there be.