Is This Cool Or What – My New Photoshop Filter

Slowly, deliberately, but surely I’m working on a set of Photoshop Filters and Actions that’ll be marketed primarily to the photography market.  I mean, everyone is running around these days with a camera thinking they’re a photographer.  And for good reason, even low priced point and shoot cameras can take incredible shots. Below is one of the […]

Samsung To Free Itself From Apple & Google?

Samsung is expected to release a smartphone on a new operating system called Tizen in 2013.It’s a bold move that could let Samsung lessen its dependence on Apple, a major customer for parts that has nonetheless sued it for patent infringement, and Google, which makes the Android software has been a big part of Samsung’s […]

Booze, Not Weed Is Bad For Your Brain

Some new science demonstrates that marijuana may not have the harmful effects critics claim. In fact, while pot had no measured impact in a new study, the very legal and very lucratively-marketed substance alcohol actually has a worse health impact on young users. Specifically, a new study of substance-using teenagers’ brains shows that the regular use […]

Weak Holiday Retail Sales, Lowest Since 2008

U.S. holiday retail sales this year grew at the weakest pace since 2008, when the nation was in a deep recession. In 2012, the shopping season was disrupted by bad weather and consumers’ rising uncertainty about the economy. A report that tracks spending on popular holiday goods, the MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, said Tuesday that sales […]

Can We Trust The Chinese? History Says No.

One of the downsides of outsourcing manufacturing to China is that you’re a day’s trip away or more from your home USA base just to see what’s going on in the boardroom. The other yet bigger downside is that you’re handing your technology to a country known for stealing intellectual property. The PC industry has […]

Gun Prices Surging – Its Guns Gone Wild

President Barack Obama endorsing sweeping gun restrictions in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, prices for handgun magazines are surging on EBay (EBAY) and semi-automatic rifles are sold out at many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) locations. Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, said yesterday that it would continue to sell guns, including rifles like the one used at Newtown, where […]

Computers Will Eventually Taste, Touch, Smell And More

Some day in the not too distant future, you’ll be able to order a wedding dress on your tablet and feel the fabric and the veil just by touching the screen. When you feel an object, your brain registers the series of vibrations on your skin as being smooth, rough, sharp, etc. Computer sensors are […]

Software To Up-Sample Images

One vital fact to keep in mind regarding software to increase image size is they function more effectively when the original is of “borderline acceptable quality” to begin with.  This is fact when using software from firms like Alien Skin or the image resizing filters of my program UltraSeps which is engineered for t-shirt screen printing. Many […]

Is There A Downside To Technology?

I originally wrote this piece for another blog I published during 2010. Lately within an economy that remains somewhat weak with challenged employment, most publicly traded companies have reported solid earnings and have guided profit forecasts somewhat higher, especially the technology sector. This phenomena is out of sync with what’s occurring on main street and […]

Russia Shoots Down Apple’s iPad Patent

Apple’s efforts to be granted patents in Russia for the design of its iPad has been rejected.  Finally somebody gets it right!   Russia’s Chamber for Patent Disputes, which handles decisions made by the Russian Patent Department, rejected Apple’s attempt to score a patent on the iPad’s basic design, claiming that the features Apple wished to patent are not original nor inventive and […]