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Giving us half-baked products

When a new product is released, it’s usually tested to insure it works before it comes to market, but that convention is not followed when it comes to the AI software from OpenAI, Google, Microsoft, and others. Instead these companies that should know better are trying to one-up each other by introducing and overly hyping […]

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The desperation of the referral fee

Have you noticed wherever you go on the web, you encounter articles that recommend products and offer product reviews with titles such as “The best deals on Amazon” or “The 75 best gifts for men that we know he’ll love”? Today I opened up the Wall Street Journal and came across this feature article, “Your […]

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The puzzling new iPads

This week Apple introduced a line of new iPads. I found the offering to be somewhat odd and puzzling. For a product category that’s been around so long, we should be seeing new models that do more and cost less. Instead we’re seeing iPads that cost more with few improvements to their functionality. The new […]

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Travel charging is easy as 1 – 2 -3

There’s good news for travelers when it comes to keeping their phone and other devices charged while on the road. On my recent trip to Argentina, I carried just three products, totaling just over $100, that kept my devices charged all the time: A UGREEN Power Bank, an Anker wall charger, and a portable battery […]

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The folly of virtual assistants

When I went online to track a UPS package, a virtual assistant popped up with this message, “Hello, I’m the UPS Virtual Assistant. I see you tracked a package. Let me know how I can help. By chatting, you consent to the chats being recorded, used, and shared by us and our service providers according […]