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Humanity’s Future in Space

I’ve been watching The Expanse. Beyond its kinetic story lies an assumption that mankind will someday build colonies on Mars, the asteroids, and the outer planet moons. Will we really? What trends do we see today that suggests we’ll be… Continue Reading

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The State of the PC: 2017

The personal computer evolution seems to be slowing. Apple seems to be ignoring high-end customers, 2-in-1 designs are proliferating, and the desktop PC stagnates. On the OS side, MacOS seems to be stagnating and Windows continues to be overly intrusive.… Continue Reading

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Climate Change Starter Books

Climate change can be a daunting topic, particularly if you have a limited science background. Several introductory books on the topic help fill the void. I’d like to review two I’ve read recently. The first is Orrin and Keith Pilkey’s Global… Continue Reading

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Tech Grab Bag Podcast

This weeks podcast delves into a variety of interesting and curious recent tech news, including Ultra Blu-ray drives for the PC, the Windows game bar, Windows game mode, AMD Vega, Qualcomm’s lawsuit woes, Google cutting off ads to fake news… Continue Reading

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Cool Stuff and #FAILs at the 2017 CES

The annual CES (don’t call it the Consumer Electronics Show!) just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Eric Klein and I talk about what looked cool, what looked lame, and whether or not a massive, unfocused show like CES really has… Continue Reading

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HDR: The Eyes Have It

Graphics technology seeks to emulate the real world. Approaches like VR and 3D rendering emulate how we see in all dimensions. High Dynamic Range (HDR) tries to emulate the range of luminance our eyes handle every day in real life.… Continue Reading

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Just a Few Graphic Novels

It was a joy to sit down and talk about the some of the science fiction that left fingerprints on how we think about and interpret the world. I read avidly as a kid, and Loyd fed me plenty of… Continue Reading

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Inspirations from Science Fiction

Elizabeth Case joins me this week as we talk about ideas from science fiction that have inspired us in our daily lives. Science fiction has been about “what happens if…” — but what we often forget is that it’s also about… Continue Reading