How the “Connected Car” took a wrong turn!

Mazda3 dashboard

Ok, you must admit the notion of having a “Dashboard of the Future” is kinda cool, Wifi connected, with streaming audio features, voice commands and social integration screams fun!  I wonder though, face booking, tweeting, texting and driving is a scary notion no matter how cool, sleek and well designed the Dashboard of the future may look.  Automakers are in a rush to design the future automobile that could change the way we drive forever.  Actually it could revolutionize the way we drive forever.  Just think of the amazing things you could do with a smart Dashboard.

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Google Glass

google glass picGoogle Glass is at the forefront of what I’m predicting to be a new turn into an explosion of wearable technology. The Google Glass is a lightweight frame equipped with a hidden camera and tiny corner display that responds to voice commands. It could be described as the Internet layered on top of augmented reality. Literarily, it’s an eyeglass display with facial recognition. It also gives directions as you walk and takes video from your point of view. Because eye movements are largely subconscious, Glass will quickly learn a significant amount of information that you probably don’t realize about yourself. It can collect, send and receive information when you’re not thinking about it. There’s no clicking or swiping which eliminates that brief second of choice. When information is rapidly collected, it destroys Glass users’ control over the personal information that we may or may not choose to share. Continue reading

New DART App Makes Commute to State Fair as Easy as Fried Apple Pie!

gopasspicEach year I look forward to stuffing my face with the newest fried concoctions at one of the biggest events to hit the Lone Star State .I am, of course, referring to the State Fair of Texas! While I can’t sleep thinking about all the great treats I will be tasting when I get to the fairgrounds, I sigh thinking about the commute to get there. Many fairgoers, like me, don’t like riding around for several minutes fighting for parking spaces in traffic. So instead  we take Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Continue reading