Category Archives: Tech

That’s my life you’re talking about.

Banks Curtail Employee Use of Voice Mail Voice mail is viewed as an expensive vestige of a bygone era J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. , are either eliminating or considering paring back a … Continue reading

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Can we send a Drone after a Robo Caller?

Ending the robocalls Demand the major telephone companies block robocalls before they get to you, and learn what you can do in the meantime to stop these maddening calls. This from Consumers Union.  They have been known to commit a … Continue reading

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No Flying Cars, but Star Trek vocal commands…with a ugly twist.

Troubling information about those new (always on) Smart TV’s. More troubling is the microphone. The TV boasts a “voice recognition” feature that allows viewers to control the screen with voice commands. But the service comes with a rather ominous warning: … Continue reading

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Geeky stuff

I’m an old, retired (well still officially unemployed, oops! make that “out of work”. ) Telcom Engineer.  So this stuff gets me hot. First, in the beginning there was Telegraph and on land the speed of transmission was limited mostly … Continue reading

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Shine a light on me.

I don’t have a smart phone and things like this are why I will never get a smart phone.   Your “smartphone” is a computer (let us repeat that, your smartphone is a computer), more computer than NASA had to … Continue reading

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Glad to see it.

Scientists create a lithium-ion battery with super speed charging and longer life The ultra-fast batteries can charge 70 percent in only two minutes and don’t need to be replaced every few years. The batteries will work for more than 20 … Continue reading

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After “Surprising” comes “Shocking”

Electricity rate spike ‘shocking’ Electric rates (In New England) are headed north this winter, with dramatic hikes of 37 percent for homes and 75 percent for large businesses (In Massachusetts)— “shocking” 
increases that consumer and retail advocates say come at … Continue reading

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