Google can now tell you how busy a place is before you arrive | TechCrunch. You know the drill. You drive 20 minutes to a favorite restaurant and there is a line out the front door. At my age, waiting in a restaurant line for 45 minutes is shaving precious time out of the life I have left. Sure, I could talk to SWMBO for a while; and, I can check the phone for football scores, and read the news; but, there will be some down time, and mindful meditation in a public place is not my favorite thing. Enter Google, which can now tell us whether the restaurant is busy BEFORE we drive there. Of course, if the anonymous data is wrong, we can always complain to Google. That will take about 10 minutes. Enjoy your meal, if you ever get it.
Quickly Turn Internet connection On or Off in Windows 10 with InternetOff. Do you ever want to just turn off the Internet? Do you want to get away from it all? Do you want to hide away from the bluster, and cluster, and aggravations of a billion people competing for attention? Of course you do. Buy, maybe you still want to work privately, and just block all the extraneous influences. This little free utility enables you to do just that. Just click a button, and the Internet is turned off for a time that you choose. Ahh... Listen to the sounds of silence. Sounds like nap time.
St. Pete Police: Beehive foils home invasion attempt - Tampa News. I have to get myself a beehive for the yard. These local citizens got into beekeeping after a child gave them a beehive as a gift. Now, they have thousands of honeybees, who don't like to be disturbed at night. A couple of burglars discovered the hive while trying to scale the fence in the backyard. Oops. They shouldn't be hard to spot around the neighborhood.
Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature Viv digital personal assistant | Android and Me. Samsung is determined to put the Note 7 fiasco behind it, and is promising that the new Galaxy phone, the S8, will have Viv, the voice assistant originally created for Apple. Great. Now, I will have to decide whether to say "OK Google", "Alexa", or "Viv", everytime I need an answer. I am already getting conflicts in my home office. If I say "OK Google", my Nexus 6P wakes up, and I realize that the Echo is also there. I feel compelled to check with Alexa to compare answers; or, more accurately, to hear both of them say they didn't understand the question. Both can play music pretty well; but, that gets old after a while. "Hey, Viv!" How about a third opinion? Jeez.