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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of USB-C. Lets get under the hood of USB-C to see why the entire consumer electronics sector is going to move to this new port standard! 

iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Debacle & More

Tim Cook of Apple "Confused about Headphone Jack"
Phil Shiller, Greg Joswiak, Dan Riccio & Tim Cook of Apple defend omitting the 3.5mm headphone jack in iPhone 7. Here I defend the headphone jack & debunk their claims. Plus buy $160 AirPods & no Sapphire or OLED in iPhone 7 !  

Tesla Solar Roof + Power Wall 2

Tesla Total Energy Solution
Solar Roof + Energy Storage & Electric Vehicle : A clean technology synergy system that will combine beautiful solar tiles with energy storage. Add an EV to complete the trio! 

Laser LED lighting

BMW i8 laser high beam lighting technology 
Laser lighting superior to all other lighting technologies! Diode laser lighting already utilized in the BMW I8 Euro spec. with laser headlights that can project forward illumination 2x further than Xenon HID with greater energy efficiency, intelligent beam control eye safety and targeted highlighting of hazards!
Check out the YouTube Video : BMW Laser Headlights (<-click) 

Apple: Special Adapters Required

A USB C adapter (required for New MacBook Pro's)
The new MacBook pro's ships without a normal USB port. That means your existing lightning cables used to connect your iPhone to iTunes will not work for you anymore, not without a special adapter. Own an iPhone 7 and want to plug in head phones you already own, you need a special adapter! Want to plug in your SD card to your new MacBook, get a special adapter! 

Personal Computer Co-dependance

The IBM 7090 Mainframe : 1970's Computer Tech
Computers shrunk from corporate mainframe systems to the hand held smartphones of today. Desktop PC's were essential to getting us to the tiny LTE enhanced smartphones. The latest smartphone one of the only computers that gets people really excited. When Apple launches a new iPhone people camp in front of the Apple stores for days prior to the launch!

Disruptive Drone Innovations (New Vision)

Parrot RTF Swing (X-wing) VTOL
Phone App Control Drone : 7-8.5min Flight
Bombing enemies, inspecting infrastructure, innovating logistics, searching with new perspectives and a video recording platform that spans the gamut of use cases ^^ Drones are a disruptive technological breakthrough changing that ways that people are able to see everything! 

Tansportation Drone Flight Technology

Human moving autonomous Quad Copter Ehang 104
Imagine flying in all electric autonomous safety focused quad-copters for short hop commutes that elevate you above the tragedy of traffic congestion! 

Kinetic Energy Recovery

The Exact Model I Found :) 
Today I found an automatic watch that was previously misplaced. It captures body movement energy but the topic of kinetic energy recovery goes far deeper than automatic watch movements!

Toyota Mirai

2017 Toyota Mirai "H2 Fuel Cell" 

The first zero emission vehicle to win the E-Rallye race in Monte Carlo, 3 Toyota Mirai vehicles were driven more than 1000km in the event.

Bus EV backup for Grid outages : TOYOTA Japan ^^

Fuel Cell Bus 235kWh storage / 9kw Grid Out Backup
The wake of the fukashima nuclear accident created incentives and market pressures for energy storage backup tech adoption as well as generator and UPS market expansion in Japan! 

Toyota is launching fuel cell transit buss that can provide backup power during outages at a rate of up to 9kw, with enough onboard fuel / energy to provide a maximum of 235kWh of output ^^ 

Hybrid Synergy Drive

Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in w/Solar Assist 
Toyota sold more than 9 million hybrid vehicles as of 2016! 
Lets examine how they continue to innovate the Prius Family! 

Meg + Vintage LED 4w Greenlight Bulbs Entry

A Canon SX40 captured video of my life with Meg :)
Thanks for watching : Meg + LED tech
Beautiful Ideas ^^ 

Blaise Pascals Wager

The logical reason to have faith in God 
For Scientists & Engineers 

Qi Chargers Fast Easy

2 Qi Chargers, 2 Smartphones, Fast & Easy, Wireless Charging FTW

I believe in wireless charging technology because it offers a cable free solution that is simple, clean, easy to use and loaded with potential for future wireless power applications! 

Nest Eco Mode

The Nest Learning thermostat has a new new ECO mode that increases energy efficiency when you are home without activating away mode! Use the App on your phone or select Eco on your Nest Thermostat to enable the new feature. 

Charging 12v 44ah C/FR AGM PBA batteries with a 1.1a digital charger to fully charge

Special Thanks to Batteries + Bulbs 897 (<-Click to Link)


Aaron Schwarz's most powerful computer console on
A "wood" table that I build 19 years ago :)
A Wireless Space where Wifi enables smart things ^^

Focusing on wearable technology, analog displays of classic into the age of digital ~
Analog dial fitness tracking progress + time, a new elegant watch from withings, and a new model that tracks heart rate HR on the way...

Desktop IO switch

Back to my old Logitech V470 bluetooth laser mouse, the Apple Magic Mouse 2 takes a break for battery rest after full charge formatting! 

Blu-ray Disc
Music music data distributed on mass produced plastic discs of increasing complexity with tighter laser spot technologies ending with the blue-violet 405nm diodes ^^

Drive & Save State Farm

I signed up to save money on my car insurance (State Farm) 

with a small bluetooth puck that automatically tracks trips! 

Nvidia GTX 1080 Blaise Pascal

Founder Edition GTX 1080 by Nvidia ^^ 
It brings me honor to know that Nvidia named their beastly high end GTX 1080 after my hero Blaise Pascal. It was Pascal's Wager that helped me to find my faith in God as an adult! 

Reverse Engineering

Apple A9X SOC 64bit ARM
1.8X CPU + 2X CPU vs A8X
Up to 2.26GHz Dual-Core ARMv8
PowerVR 7XT 12 core GPU
The legality of reverse engineering, I went on Chipworks's website and found the complete reverse engineering reports for the A9X SOC used in the Apple iPad Pro. 

Bushnell GPS 3 programmable point Tracker

Bushnell GPS Back Track
2 AA batteries (Litium Iron Disulfide Energizer, Alkaline, Zinc Carbon, Heavy Duty, Zinc Chloride, Carbon Piles) its so power efficient it can run of the lowest power cells that you are likely to encounter.

Lithium Energizer AAA will give the longest shelf life 20yrs and run time!

Alkaline AAA will give good performance!
High Quality Cells Do Not Leak

Anything less than alkaline will give ok to bad performance, but can work in a pinch.

Its a well designed product that flopped for a series of complex reasons, none the less it makes use of chip technology GPS that was designed for low power GPS solutions in consumer electronic devices like digital cameras, smartphones, automobile nav, plane nav, ship nav, marine, aerospace, transportation, GPS tracking for insurance discounts, DRONE guidance chip, Surveying and other scientific equipment.

The power circuit, battery compartment voltage setup, functionality and operation all borrowing technologies from other sectors, as a technology fusion plastic electronic device that originally sold for $59.99: I got mine on a clearance sale discount for $16.99 at Best Buy :)

Its 6 years old and still works!

Aircraft & UAV Drones vs Stormy Weather

NASA storing F22 Raptors : Image by David C. Bowman 
Here (image above) you see an ultra wide fisheye view of some F22 Raptors being stored in a NASA hanger in Hampton Virginia, where a powerful weather system is hammering the area right now! 

You Are Already a Cyborg

My First Telescope : A Refractor 70 x 700mm Meade $130
Purchase in 2004 at Kits Camera to Examine Celestial Objects
Analog pure optics of meta glass & plastic! 
In your digital footprint exists evidence of your hybridization as a cyborg interacting with technology. Tech that changes the ways you are able to see and think about anything! Unlocking unlimited potential, information technology transforming society more than any other innovations! AI the outward digital manifestation of human consciousness into increasingly thoughtful machines. Say hello to Siri, Cortana, Alexa or Google Now! 

Smart Watches

2nd Gen Moto 360 Android Watch
1 Day Batt Life w/ Ambient On 
Large mens (style) smart watches with touchscreen action in increasingly elegant housings, doomed with terrible battery life. Even the Apple Watch Series 2 fails to give a full day of battery life! Fitbit & Pebble offering 5 to 10 days of runtime! Mechanical watches still hold an edge over their high tech replacements! 

DVI Cable Guy :P

Thats me, with a Hotron 30v 80deg C DVI-D Cable

16 TB SSD : Awesome & Priced Accordingly
Samsung produces some of the best SSD's 
For $10,000 you can get one that holds 15.36 TB 

Defending the Future

Protecting America is a noble cause because independence and freedom are the hallmarks of this country, even if such gives rise to problems caused by bribery in government. Who would turn down gold gifts anyway? Everyone likes money, like it or not, its true! 

LED Salt Lamp USB Power

Meg gave me an LED salt lamp with a broken power supply. I cut the wires, spliced an old cell phone charging cable in and powered the lamp using a 5V 1.5amp USB power supply. The whole thing draws about 1 watt of power!

I made a youtube video about it too :)
Salt Lamp LED USB brick fix (Youtube Link) 

Clean Rooms

Intel Skylake CPU Architecture Overview : Image Link
Used to fabricate integrated circuits on the 14nm scale & smaller, these rooms are up to 100,000 times cleaner then a typical hospital operating theater. 

Apple Magic Mouse 2 First Cycle Battery Analysis

Apple Magic Mouse 2
After 100 hours of run time from 100% to 8%, it recharged to 74% in exactly 1 hour plugged in directly to one of the USB ports on the back of the Late 15 iMac.

Gold is Gone

The 1848 California Gold Rush : Image via Link
All the easy gold has been mined, captured, refined, now gold mining has gone industrial with billions of tons of low yield rock ore in mining projects so large you can see the engineered pits from space. 

Depreciating Appreciation

Bored with the state of things today? Understanding the psychology of information burn out through something I call the hedonistic treadmill. Lets examine where we came from with cultural psyche and then where we are going with technology that will change the ways that people think about everything. 

Hydrogen Cars

With the Toyota Mirai now $349 per month to lease, complicated expensive hydrogen fueling stations are the major road block to the mass market adoption of fuel cell vehicles! 

Human Powered Flight

 The Gossamer Albatross in 1980 at NASA : Image Link
Ultra energy efficient aircraft powered by people & more recently batteries + solar panels exist, yet super efficient commercial passenger aircraft do not exist, except perhaps the Boeing 787 if you want to call that one energy efficient. 

The Early Days of VR (Oculus Rift + HTC Vive + Computer Power + Google Cardboard)

Oculus Rift w/ Controllers : Image via Link
HTC Vive System : Image via Link

The Oculus Rift & HTC vive are at the forefront of consumer VR experiences today, but desktop gaming machines + wires = expensive & cumbersome while the wireless Gear VR & Google Cardboard are childish by comparison. Lets have a look.... 

Mount Rainier + More :)

Here are some composite images made using Microsoft's Image Composite Editor, my go to tool for assembling high resolution images made of many smaller images. 

Not a perfect Sphere, Earth is not flat!

The Earth viewed from Space : Image via Link
The moon proves that the earth is spherical, as does the international space station which you can see with a basic telescope. The movement of the sun and solar eclipses prove the earth is a sphere. Thousands of objects launched into space so far in history, plus we have even landed people on the moon! 

Here I will debunk the flat earth theories! 

MiP robot ok

Image via Link
The MiP robot toy was on sale on amazon for $52 (white) + free shipping.  I ordered one, enthusiastic about AI robots, self balancing tech and a toy robot that merges technologies that have broad underdeveloped potential in many sectors! Its ok 

Biodiversity the key to Sustainable Agriculture

Shade grown coffee revolution reversing the negative trends in ignorant industrial chemical agriculture :)  

Coffee more powerful than Caffeine

EHT, Caffeine & Harmane, originally for a house guest, once I realized there was elaborate chemical magic in coffee, we started drinking it regularly as a team! 

Frankincense Extracted Et-Oh @ 73 deg C

Extracting Frankincense with Ethanol @ 73 deg C 
Armed with a small bag of dried tree resin, I took my frankincense into the perfume range by performing a warm ethanol filtered extraction!