At O'Reilly Radar, Doug Hill with a worthy read on the late Apple CEO: "I'd like to talk here about a spirit that Jobs carried within himself. It's a spirit he relied on for inspiration, although he seemed at times to have lost track of its whisper. In any event, what it says can tell us a lot about our relationship to machines. I refer to the spirit of Romanticism. I spent much of this past summer reading about the Romantics — the original Romantics, that is, of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries — and it's remarkable how closely their most cherished beliefs correspond to principles that Jobs considered crucial to his success at Apple."
Apple AirPod Pros "may have the potential to be a hearing assistive device for adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss," according to a new scientific study. The researchers from Taipei Veterans General Hospital and colleagues compared the electroacoustic features of hearing aids with AirPods and found that in some situations, AirPod Pros matched prescription hearing aids… READ THE REST
Crowd-jpeg is an experimental site that deteriorates upon each visit. The website consists of nothing but an image of a lake against a backdrop of a sunset, mountains, and trees. Each time someone visits, the image becomes more distorted and fuzzy. After 200 visits, an option to restore the image to its original quality will… READ THE REST
In 1975, Garrett Brown invented the Steadicam, the now-common technology that enables a camera operator to move around while isolating the camera itself from the herky-jerky motion, resulting in a smooth shot. The test footage above is what inspired, and allowed, director John G. Avildsen to shoot the iconic steps scene in Rocky, seen below.… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It's time for some holiday shopping, and if you're not doing it online, you'll be, well, in line. Since there aren't many folks who find hanging out at big box stores… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Tablets sit in an interesting segment. Larger than a smartphone but more portable than a laptop, they offer plenty of power for day-to-day tasks without consuming too much bag room. So if… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. This year, instead of giving to others, it's time to think of yourself. You can't be reliant on your goodwill alone to feel fulfilled, and cash can usually fill that void… READ THE REST