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The best phone mount for your car

 As an early adopter, I’ve been trying to find a good to access my phone safely while driving, particularly for one of it’s most important attributes, navigating. Unfortunately, the auto manufacturers, likely driven by their lawyers, don’t want us to even think of our phones while driving, and relegated them to slots and cubbyholes out […]

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Facebook’s dilemma and solution in 200 words

 Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are incapable of showing any understanding or empathy for what they have done to their users. Watching their performance during recent interviews, they looked like programmed robots or deers caught in the headlights, showing little human emotions. After their performance, a survey showed that Facebook is now trusted by only […]

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Facebook deserves to go out of business. Let’s help them.

 Recode reports: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally responded to the company’s ongoing privacy scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, the data firm with ties to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. In a post to his Facebook page on Wednesday, Zuckerberg reiterated Facebook’s stance on this issue: That the company was hurt by a bad actor that didn’t follow the company’s […]

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LunaX – Portable Speaker with Light

  QUANTITY −+ This inexpensive ($30) tech gadget combines a Bluetooth speaker with an LED lantern-shaped light. While at first it seemed a somewhat odd combination, it’s turns out to be surprisingly useful. Overall, it’s an attractive, lightweight package that radiates a fair amount of light over 360 degrees. But connected to my iPhone, using […]

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Apple’s battery fiasco and what to do about it

 When I wrote this, “The Unintended Consequences of a Single Design Decision” (https://techpinions.com/the-unintended-consequences-of-a-single-design-decision/48467) on Techpinions almost a year ago, I pointed out “Shorter battery life – Making phones and notebooks as thin as possible and then making them even thinner in each subsequent generation resulted in less volume for batteries. But because the one dimension that […]

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Delightware

 Having been in the consumer tech product development business for much of my career, I’ve seen how the industry has developed a methodology for turning an idea into a product. It generally involves using a team of experts with their various engineering specialties: industrial design, mechanical, software, electrical, quality, and manufacturing engineering. By the nature […]

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Neil Young Archives now open

 I was fortunate to be part of the small team that worked with Neil Young to create his online archives featuring all of his works, It’s the first of a kind website that provides a wealth of information about Neil from his very first recording to today, including hundreds of original audio recordings for listening using a […]