Category: STEM / STEAM

  • “Lucy” Movie Review

    “Lucy” Movie Review

    (Transformative, Scarlett Johansson) – — Lucy is the name of the oldest known hominid female who bones were found in Ethiopia in 1973.  Go to WikiPedia for more information. Fast forward, 3.2 million years or so, and Scarlett Johansson (Lucy) is about to become the first human to access 100% of her brain; with all […]

  • “Transcendence” Movie Review

    “Transcendence” Movie Review

    (Thought Provoking) – – For all the critics who panned this movie…..THINK FOR YOURSELF RATHER THAN FOLLOWING THE CRITICS WHO CAN’T SEE BEYOND THEIR NOSE! Lemmings….arrrgh. “Transcendence” is a quiet, thought-provoking, movie filled with technology and scientific possibilities that, in this reviewers mind, are just around the corner. Someday this will happen…and sooner than you […]

  • Article: Google In Education: Chromebooks Now Embraced By More Than 2000 Schools

    Article: Google In Education: Chromebooks Now Embraced By More Than 2000 Schools

    Spotted this article on Flipboard.  Very interesting.  🙂 Google In Education: Chromebooks Now Embraced By More Than 2000 Schools http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2013/02/02/google-in-education-chromebooks-now-embraced-by-more-than-2000-schools/

  • “Promised Land” Movie Review

    “Promised Land” Movie Review

    (Corporate Deception) – – Matt Damon (as company superstar,  Steve Butler) and Frances McDormand (as Sue Thomason, “This is just a job”) are the lead land acquisition team for a global natural gas company.  Their job is to buy the rights to land rich with natural gas, one small poor town, one poor land owner, […]

  • Turning Off Mobile Data on Android OS Version 2.3 +

    Turning Off Mobile Data on Android OS Version 2.3 +

    We do not have unlimited data. My two year smartphone contract with AT&T recently passed on my old Android HTC phone, so Lori and I went to Best Buy to get a new smartphone. What I got was an amazingly great phone from Motorola. An Atrix 2 running Android 2.3.6 (after it upgraded on me). […]

  • Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm (BRAD)

    I saw this video on Facebook. Sure hope Derek does not mind me reposting it here for all our readers.  🙂 VERY COOL, VERY CREATIVE.  Here is the web site for U.C. Berkeley. – – Drive Safe!  Never Forget.

  • September 11 2001: How We Helped Columbia University

    September 11 2001: How We Helped Columbia University

    September 11, 2001 Lori’s mother’s birthday started out just like any other day.  I was just getting up, Lori was already getting Kristen ready for school, Sunny (our currently 11 year old yellow lab who now has a tumor that is scaring us) was bouncing around as only he could do. Lori had the TV […]

  • QR Codes

    Ever see one of those square barcode like looking thingys? You can see them now in magazines and on office doors and even on T-shirts. So what is it? Well I did a bit of searching, and found that  WikiPedia, has a nice, concise, explanation which I quote below: A QR code (short for Quick Response) is […]