Uber’s own words: Potentially dangerous, offensive, harmful to minors

 With more complaints about Uber drivers, one victim called this to my attention, Uber’s waiver of responsibility: “You understand, therefore, that by using the application and the service, you may be exposed to transportation that is potentially dangerous, offensive, harmful to minors, unsafe or otherwise objectionable, and that you use the application and the service […]


Desktop Product Development

 Remember long ago when the invention of high-quality printers, Adobe Postcript, and design software brought publishing to the desktop? No longer did you need to rely on experts to design your newsletters, presentations, and brochures. Individuals were empowered to do more on their own in their offices. That thought came to mind when I read […]


Keeping an eye on your home while travelling

 New technologies are making it possible to keep tabs on your home when travelling. There are cameras that detect motion in your home and trigger an alert such as Canary, a product I previously reviewed. (http://bakerontech.com/two-clever-gadgets-advance-the-internet-of-things/) Using an app on your phone, the cylindrical-shaped device alerts you when it detects motion in your home when […]


Techpinion Column

 Why can’t the US build consumer electronic products? THE DAILY TECHPINION PHIL BAKER / October 2nd, 2015 I recently returned from a short trip to Shenzhen, the large Chinese city less than an hour’s drive north of Hong Kong. When anyone wonders why we don’t build consumer electronic products in the United States, the one word […]