Technology

A focus on technology in today’s world.

The Circle Of Confusion Continuity

Acircle of confusion is an optical spot caused by a cone of light rays from a lens not coming to a perfect focus when imaging a point source. Life sometimes seems out of focus, and you sometimes wonder what the [...]

Quick Baofeng UV5R Program Guide

New out of the box—one must visit the Idiots Guide to programming your Baofeng UV-5R radio (W7DTG). This guide is useful especially for using repeaters with tones. I’m mostly interested in programming simplex type applications, along with local emergency frequencies. [...]

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Security Camera

Do you have a spare or an older smartphone that you are not using? You can turn that into a security camera you know. There’s an app for that and it’s called WardenCam. Installation is a breeze. Access remotely 24/7 [...]

Tracking Employees With Fitbit

Just what will corporate think of next? Will corporate resort to tracking the fitness of employees with Fitbit smart wristbands? What’s the purpose? Maybe Fitbit will allow the boss to track employee exercise to cut insurance costs. Wearable trackers display [...]

iPhone 4 Makes A Great Music Player

We walk, we jog, we run, we mow the lawn, and we enjoy nature. (And we are all together.) I’ve always enjoyed hand held electronic devices. Why not get a used iPhone 4 smart phone and listen to music? Well [...]

How To Connect Multiple Devices To Television

How to connect multiple devices to a television, even an old TV? Not a problem. Panlong 4-Way AV switch allows you to connect multiple video devices with AV out (such as Wii, XBOX, DVD, PS2, Cable Box, Raspberry Pi, Roku) [...]

Power Plant Conversion: To Retrofit Or Rebuild

The coal-fired power plants owned by energy companies are converting from coal to natural gas, and it’s no secret they have been for some time now. This trend is developing behind the scenes and is worthy of discussion. The conversions [...]