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Outsourcing your dream vacation

After traveling internationally for so many years, mostly on my own for business or with my wife and family on vacations, we always planned our own itinerary, hotels, and details along the way. But recently we’ve come to the conclusion that perhaps it’s time to hire some pros to do the work for us. For […]

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Make your long trips go faster

If you want to make your next plane or car trip go by faster, I have a great way to do it for those interested in tech business. It’s a podcast with some of the most interesting business stories told in a fascinating and rivetting manner. It’s called Acquired. The show has been ranked the […]

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When a PHEV beats an EV

While there are 48% more electric vehicles being sold this year than last, the lack of a broad nationwide charging network continues to be an impediment to EV ownership, especially non-Tesla brands. Industry analysts expected other brands to significantly cut into Tesla sales by now, but that has not happened for a couple of reasons: […]

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The Streets of San Francisco blocked

Self driving car technology may be able to solve many challenging problems, but dealing with basic issues is still cause for concern. A day after San Francisco authorized self driving cars to operate for profit 24 hours/day, ten Cruise driverless taxis blocked the narrow Grant Avenue in North Beach, stopping traffic and closing roads. The […]

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When a news article is just an ad

Amazon has scored a remarkable feat by getting scores of websites to run free ads for their products. They’re not just ordinary ads, but ads disguised as news, such a “news of the week’s best buys.” As an example, if you go to CNN’s home page, then scroll down a couple of pages, you’ll see […]

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Organizing for a long trip

When I planned my two and a half week trip to Europe in June, I decided to put some careful thought into what kind of bags I would use, how I would pack them, and what I’d take with me. Unlike previous trips, I decided to be more organized to make it easier to unpack […]

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Finally high resolution audio streaming in your living room

Thanks to recent hardware and software developments, you can now stream high-res music in your living room with little effort. A high res file of a recording contains about twenty times the data of an MP3 file, the format used by the iPod, Spotify, Sirius/XM, etc. When I co-wrote my book “To Feel the Music,” […]