Join Us For Our Reinventing the Slideshow Program: On Wednesday we’re hosting our Reinventing The Slideshow program. Our tech wizard Jenn Gaylor will show attendees how to can create a slideshow on a PC with their favorite photos and music. Just in time for the holiday season! Registration is required. To register for the program stop by the library or call 936-3713 ext. 502.
Smart Phones Instead of Wallets: I came across a neat article on the New York Times Disruptions blog today. The article is titled How My Smartphone Emptied My Pockets. And despite the title the author, Nick Bilton, isn’t discussing how you can spend money by using your smartphone (although you certainly can!); instead he is discussing how you can use a cell phone to do things that previously would have required you to carry a thick wallet or billfold and possible another gadget or two.
The “things” you would previously have carried include printed pictures, membership cards, portable music players, cameras, business cards, sound recorders, address books, membership cards and even in some instances cash. Today you can keep an address book, photos, business cards and membership cards on your smartphone. And you can also use your smartphone to pay for items in some stores (like coffee at Starbucks), house your IDs digitally (sans your driver’s license) and even to purchase movie tickets.
I thought the article was really interesting because it shows how the advancing technology is changing how we live. The author comments on how his father had to carry a wallet with stuff in it and that his wallet got larger and larger as the years went by and he needed to carry more and more stuff. Now the author carries one debit card, his driver’s license and his smartphone and that is all.
Here’s the link:
New HD TV Cams: Just in time for the holiday season The Red Ferret tech site is reviewing two new HD webcams that you can attach to your TV and then Skype away with family and friends and see those family members and friends on your TV. The TV cams are the Logitech TV Cam HD and the Tely Labs TelyHD Skype Camera. Just because I was curious I looked up the price of the TV cams and found Amazon & Best Buy both carry the TV Cams. And as of 12/10 the Logitech TV Cam HD is priced at $209.99 from Amazon and $199.99 from Best Buy and the Tely Labs TelyHD is priced at $229.98 from both Amazon and Best Buy.
And here’s the link to the Red Ferret review page:
Have a great Monday!
Bilton, Nick. (2012, December 9). Disruptions: How My Smartphone Emptied My Pockets. The New York Times. Online.
Head to Head: Logitech TV Cam HD vs Tely Labs TelyHD Skype Camera [Review]. (2012, December 9) Red Ferret Journal. Online.