At long last, there is something that might get me to buy a new car. It's been a few years; and, while I love my old bombs, the Android Auto screen in the new Hyundai looks great. This might even keep my eyes off of my SmartWatch while my hands are on the wheel. Voice control, full Android apps, and access to the Google ecosystem will someday dominate our cars.
As our Government is caught in the middle of scandals that cast doubt on its competence and good faith; as we enter another year in which young men and women are dying in conflicts about which many of us don't seem to care; I am compelled to do another post about a day that honors those who have given the ultimate sacrifice (their life) in the armed services. In my day, questions were asked about whether the young men and women dying in VietNam were sacrificing their lives for a cause not worth fighting for. The same questions are being asked today. However, these young men and women do the job out of a sense of duty and love of country and they are to be admired and supported, and not just on Memorial Day. I realize that my readers are probably very well educated and are interested in, and keep up with, current events. I am certain that each of you has a good knowledge of history. However, we have a duty to insist that our Government respect the rights these veterans died for, and we have a duty to educate our countrymen; not the least of which those who seem more interested in their own lives and interests than in the survival of democracy. Make this day a day of remembrance and not just a holiday. Make it a clarion call to arms of the non lethal kind. Cry for dead heroes. Worry for your country. On this Memorial Day, we are all veterans. Every day should be our Memorial Day.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 receives Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. My favorite tablet is now finally downloading Lollipop. While the WiFi version of the Tab S got Lollipop in March, I prefer tablets with their own Internet connection. The LTE version just works, everywhere. Of course, it helps that Big Red is the most reliable, and most ubiquitous carrier on the planet. I share 40 Gigs of data among the family devices; so, there is always enough bandwidth for the Tab S. I use this thing to read newspapers, watch TV on the road, and just because it is the most beautiful tablet screen I have ever seen. Now, I can do all this with Lollipop material design coolness.
Dwindling bird flock finds haven in Indian Shores | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune. A few miles from my house, on the Gulf of Mexico in Indian Shores, a colony of Black Skimmers has a protected area of beach for their nesting. These beautiful birds are threatened by loss of habitat, and must share the beautiful beaches of Pinellas County with all of the humans who congregate here. Memorial Day weekend is a prime nesting time for both birds and humans. Okay, they aren't parrots; but, all birds are beautiful.
Google I/O 2015: What to expect | Pocketnow. Next week, Google will announce Android M, its new OS, and will show where Android and ChromeOS will be taking wearable computing, and the Internet of Things. Material design will be everywhere, and the candy references will be many. Check out this post to see what will likely be announced next week.
This smartwatch doubles as a wearable wireless storage. I'm sorry;but, I don't get the point of the ReVault smartwatch. Its main feature is that it can store up to 128Gigs of data. Ok, but why not just carry around a micro USB card or a standard USB stick? Who needs wireless local storage on your wrist? My Galaxy Note 4 phone has a 128 Gig micro SD inside, and it stores just about everything I would ever need. It does convert into a keychain or a necklace; but, again, just get a USB stick and put it in your pocket, phone or briefcase.