What Was Future Technology The Other Day Fast Becoming Reality

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Sometimes I’ll come across something that seems like it’s from another world. A Polaroid picture, for instance. Or a VCR tape. Or even a flip phone. It’s pretty mind-boggling how fast technology is moving and putting what used to household items in the museum. Home phones. Floppy disks [and disk drives — even CD-ROM drives!]. More...

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By David Gaines On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Wearable GPS for Toddlers:
Do You Always Know Where Your Child Is?

A few months back when Najwa’s class took a field trip to Cox Farm, it was the first time neither myself nor Nduku was able to be a chaperon. Nduku’s work kept her from going. For me, it was the memory More...

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By David Gaines On Monday, April 15th, 2013
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Reviewing The Withings Body Scale

Often, when I’m looking to buy something online and can’t physically get my hands on the product to get a feel for what I think, I rely on the reviews and hope people are being honest and not employees More...

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By David Gaines On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Could Your Smart Phone and Tablet Be Tricking Your Biological Clock?

I was telling a friend one day, way back in my A&T days, that I just couldn’t fall asleep like normal people at night. I’d put my head down, slam my eyes shut, room pitch black with absolutely no More...

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By David Gaines On Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Will Najwa Ever Learn How to Drive a Car or Will Cars Drive Themselves in the Future?

It is inevitable that one day, Najwa will come to us and want a car. I’m estimating she’ll want one for her 16th birthday, which is only 14 years away in the year 2026. But, her options will probably More...

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By David Gaines On Friday, July 13th, 2012
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Might As Well Job Search While Socializing, Right?

Just when you thought there were already enough job boards to choose from, there’s about to be another one. This one, though, has to be different considering its the product of the world’s largest [can More...

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By David Gaines On Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
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What Android Apps Do You Recommend?

In a matter of a day, I went from an iPhone to an Android and a Blackberry [for work]. The biggest adjustment so far is relearning how to behave without my apps. It’s not that Android doesn’t offer More...

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By David Gaines On Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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Time To Update My 411

With me bouncing from one agency to another and Najwa requiring more clothes, diapers and food than ever, Nduku made the financial decision to leave AT&T and get a Cricket phone. We both had unlimited everything, More...

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By David Gaines On Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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Reunited With My Beloved Prince Cursor Collection

Don’t you hate when you move into your new place before you realize something didn’t make the trip? When I moved from the Southwest Waterfront area of Washington, DC, I just knew I packed everything More...

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By David Gaines On Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
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Curse Gmail Even Though I Still Love You

Because of technology it seems the staffing industry is losing its personal touch. Other than during an interview, I may never see my candidates ever again. Technology’s efficiency is making a physical presence More...