Thursday, January 14, 2021

Is Google Just Not Hacking Widgets Anymore?

 A simple one - really, but, guess what, no can do.

They can scrape our emails to serve us relevant ads. But..

Sees an email with a vaccine appointment and wants to set the snooze to two days before - but, can only do some (in this case) useless pre-cans - like tomorrow, weekend, etc..

Why, why, why, why, why big brother?

Friday, July 10, 2020

Now Wouldn't That Be Cool On Google Maps

You're driving and you want to know what kind of cell-phone coverage you're going to be getting on the road ahead - see, there's a 5 mile sketchy "short" cut where you have sketchy service - meaning, if it's dark and something happens, you'd wish you were safe and home in bed, and there's the longer 22 mile road around the farms with reliable service.

Wouldn't you want that standing out on the map?

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

F.Lux++

Can you provide an option to dim/warm based on total bright area - that is, yes, flux is great, much better than nothing. But, now, when I have a blank Word doc or PPT slide taking up the entire screen, EVEN the dimmed/warmed screen is too much - it needs to be dampened further.

See to it, will you, Luke!

https://justgetflux.com/

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

How About That for a Cool Aerospace Engg PhD?

We have good drones today. The disillusioned US born Bangladeshi guy who was going to RC controlled planes loaded with explosives into the Pentagon found fixed wing aircraft that could do 600 mph.

So? Here's the proposal :

we put an end to aviation disasters by sending fixed-wing drones to intercept civilian (or military) aircraft in trouble and provide the necessary resource. For example, if one out of two engines is dead and that's going to make the landing dicey, you can get a drone to deliver an engine that can attach to the tip of the wing on which the bad engine is, and ensure the plane is stabilized for a good landing.

You've probably thought up better ideas already. Go!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Upcoming Application of AI : Smart Video Playback

A still from a YouTube video of a tech talk :



How cool would this be? The video was shot with minimal resolution - good. It's being streamed at 240p, good - save bandwidth. Now, you can make out, despite the poor resolution, what's actually being conveyed. So, in principle, you can build up your own cleaned-up version of this slide that's high resolution. How long do you think it'll be before we have a video player that offers this kind of enhanced playback using AI?

Sunday, July 8, 2018

If Not Apple, then Who the H Owns This?

Okay, you know AAPL went after Samsung when S let users tap on a phone number to call that number on their smartphone.

Why can't the idiots Cook and BeeHive implement this one :

When you start typing your one phone number in an email - autocomplete the damn thing! Please!!

Super simple.. and still not available. Your own phone should know it's own number. Damn!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Please Google, YouTubify Blogger!

Why not show the number of views in the public view of the blog, for each post that is. Also, make it easy to find a blog's most viewed post!