Monthly Archives: September 2019

Should you put your plumbing online?

There are connected products for nearly every corner of your home. Security, lighting, cooking, cleaning and entertainment are all voice-enabled, if you’re willing to spend the money and swap out your dumb systems. Smart plumbing isn’t any different. There’s a steady stream of products that aim to smarten your water supply from all angles, but […]

“Hearables” Are Tech’s Next Big Thing

In October 2016, a group of tech industry royalty took the time to get a demonstration of a product from a startup called Doppler Labs. Bill Gates and other tech leaders were present and were given samples of the startup’s wireless headphones.The Here One wireless earbuds cancelled out background noise, amplified voices, and could speak […]

The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE

According to Bill Gates, the most common keyboard shortcut to stop any frozen PC was created by mistake. Gates later blamed IBM for mix-up. Here’s how the mistake in programming became the go-to PC fix. In 1981, David Bradley was part of a team working on a project IBM’s new personal computer.The project known under […]