Partly due to Apple’s legal endeavors, and partly due to patent trolls, the United States patent system has come into question over the past few years. While some people call for reforms, others express their view of the United States Patent and Trademark Office with jokes and comic. Manu Cornet [...]Read More »
Last week, in our Amazing Photo of the Day segment, dotTech shared a photo of lightning striking somewhere. Enjoyed that photo? Then let us take a look at yet another awesome lightning strike picture.
The following is an image of lightning striking the skyscrapers of Frankfurt, Germany. Check it out:[...]Read More »
I hadn’t really thought of it this way before but, if you think about it, we (and by “we” I mean Western society) do spend a lot of money on food — especially eating out. However, when it comes to software, we often refuse to pay as little as a [...]Read More »
How many dotTechies are old enough to remember the original Godzilla movies? I personally am not but I do remember watching some Godzilla movies (maybe remakes of the original, I don’t remember) when I was younger. In any case, it is safe to say Godzilla isn’t real and only exists [...]Read More »
Does it seem like ads are becoming increasingly popular? I mean, it seems like more and more companies are moving towards using ads (targeted or otherwise) as a way to raise revenue. The question is — when will they stop? How ridiculous ad will we, as a society, tolerate? I [...]Read More »
Forget dinner in the sky — who would be willing to camp in a tent hanging from a tree? [Amazing Photo of the Day]
A few weeks ago dotTech shared with you all a photo of ‘dinner in the sky’, an event organized by a company that sees people having dinner on a platform held up by a single crane. Some brave dotTechies said they would while others, like myself, refused. Today I have [...]Read More »
We have had plenty of Apple bashing here on dotTech. For example, back in October I shared an infographic that laid out the ideas Apple stole/borrowed from other companies or people. However, as much as we may bash Apple, it never gets old.
So today I have a comic [...]Read More »
We have seen plenty of tigers here on dotTech; angry tigers, humble tigers, half tigers, etc. Today we shall see a more vulnerable tiger — a tiger feeling cold in the snow.
The following is a photo of a tiger that looks like it is trying to stay warm in [...]Read More »
DRM (digital rights management) is an umbrella term used to described methods used by entertainment producers, software producers, etc. to protect their content from being pirated. The problem with DRM content is, well, you cannot share it with others. I’m not talking about the inability to pirate it to others [...]Read More »
If memory serves, dotTech’s Amazing Photo of the Day hasn’t featured many images that involve lightning strikes. Yeah, we have seen volcano eruptions that involve lightning, but not specifically a lightning strike photo. Today, however, that is exactly what I have to share.
The following is a spectacular photo of [...]Read More »
Although Apple has some legitimate patent related claims, the absurdity of some of its other claims are a foregone conclusion. Aside from the most diehard Apple fanboys, most people will agree Apple asserting intellectual property claims over things like rounded corners is just plain stupid. So how about Apple claiming [...]Read More »
Look outside your window. If you live in any place but the most arctic regions of the world, chance are you can see a tree when you look outside the window. What does that tree look like? More specifically, does it have a straight (or semi-straight) trunk? Probably. If you [...]Read More »
Look at the above image. If you think it is of someone playing Call of Duty, you would be wrong. Rather, the above is an image of the targeting system for the Sham II, a homemade tank constructed by rebels in Syria. Yeah, you read that properly. Outgunned by [...]Read More »
If you read my opinion piece on the iPad mini, you already know I think it is junk. However, some people disagree with me. According to them, the iPad mini is the holy grail (along with the iPhone and the iPad). These are the same people that claim the iPad [...]Read More »
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, dotTech has featured many images of lions in the past. Today we have another photo to show you, albeit this one is a bit different than the others. (I swear I don’t have an obsession with wild cats… I just happen [...]Read More »
Back in the day (clearly before my time), people used analog (then digital) alarm clocks to wake them up in the morning (or any other time of the day). With the advent of the modern smartphone courtesy Apple, many people (including myself) simply use alarm clock apps on their [...]Read More »
$60,000 will get you a really cool, James-Bond-style hidden underground garage for your car [Amazing Photo of the Day]
Earlier this week we saw the ‘Seabreacher’, a dolphin-shaped dive boat that even James Bond would be proud of. Want to know what is James-Bond-style? An underground, hidden parking garage.
The following is a hidden underground single-car garage you can have put in at your home for roughly $60,000 ($70,000 [...]Read More »
There are many things NASA does. One of the perks of their job is access to stunning photography of space, particularly Earth. And NASA has recently released absolutely stunning photos of Earth at night, as seen from space. You can check out the photos below, followed by a video; enjoy.[...]Read More »
Do you like purchasing things, especially technology? Yeah, we all like to purchase things. We like to think we own these things. However, sometimes we become so dependent to our toys that it can sometimes feel the gadgets own, and command, us rather than us owning and using those gadgets. [...]Read More »
People are humans. Humans make mistakes. Companies are not human, but they are comprised of humans who, as you know, make mistakes. (Unless you live in Japan in which case there may be more robots at your company than humans.) When Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Oracle, and RIM make mistakes, [...]Read More »
Ever seen — in the movies, on TV, or in real life — a house or building built right on the edge of a cliff, gorge, or any other deep hole in the ground? The ‘Hanging Houses’ in Spain are sort of like that; they are built on the edge [...]Read More »
For all the good (and bad) Micrsoft has done in the world, we all seem to love bashing on the company. Whether Microsoft is at fault or not, people just like bashing them. Justified or not, the bashing is often very funny. You know, like the following, check it out:[...]Read More »
‘Smarthydro’ bathtub keeps water warm and is controlled by your smartphone [Amazing Photo of the Day]
Anyone watch the Disney movie ‘Smart House’? I have. I remember a specific scene where the boy bragged about how his new intelligent house would keep the water at the perfect temperature while he showered. The ‘Smarthydro’ bathtub is a sleek looking “smart” bathtub that does something similar.
Smarthydro has [...]Read More »
In today’s world, using Linux is as easy as using Windows or Mac OS X, thanks to the Ubuntus of the world. However, it wasn’t always like that. In the past, Linux was more geared towards geeks who liked messing with code compilations, command line operations, etc. That doesn’t necessarily [...]Read More »
This dolphin-shaped diving boat is awesome — even James Bond would be impressed [Amazing Photo of the Day]
I’m sure most, if not all, dotTechies have watched at least one spy movie that contained super high-tech, futuristic technology that normal people drool over. You know, like James Bond gadgets.
Well, the following watercraft is not armed to the teeth with machine guns and missiles, but it is still [...]Read More »
In October I wrote an opinion piece on how Microsoft is abuse the ‘Windows’ name to confuse customers into purchasing Windows RT tablets. How true that is, I don’t know. However, intentional abuse or not, it cannot be denied that the difference between Windows RT, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows [...]Read More »
Different people protect their valuable assets in different ways; there is the proverbial mattress stuffer, the hole-in-the-wall type person, someone who spends thousands of dollars on an expensive safe. Then there are people who use more clever methods, such as a hidden key safe disguised as a power outlet; check [...]Read More »
For the longest time my father insisted I’m addicted to “screens”, as he liked to call it. Now, he doesn’t insist — he knows. Do you know someone like me — someone who spends most of their day in front of the computer? Want to know the secret to getting [...]Read More »
Think you are good at making sand castles? I bet you can’t build sand… dolphins [Amazing Photo of the Day]
How many dotTechies would consider themselves to be adept at the art of sand castles? I call it an “art” because it really is an art; only a gifted few are skilled at it. I may lose some man points for admitting this, but I have never been able to [...]Read More »
For the majority of known history, men have dominated women. In the past fifty or so years, the feminist movement has tried to level the playing field in many countries around the world. However, sexism still exists today. Let’s forget about all the seriousness of the topic and have a [...]Read More »
Moving almost $50 billion of merchandise every year, Amazon is the unofficial retailer king of the web. Some of what is sold on Amazon.com (or any of its country-specific websites) is done via Amazon Marketplace — third parties selling their products on Amazon. However, much of what is sold on [...]Read More »
Since Apple shot to (more) fame in 2007 with the release of the original iPhone, new Apple rumors rear their heads every few weeks or so (sometimes even quicker). As is the nature of rumors, most of these rumors turn out to be false. After every false rumor people — [...]Read More »
Seen Avatar, the movie? These mountains in China inspired the landscape in Avatar [Amazing Photo of the Day]
How many dotTechies have seen Avatar, the blockbuster hit that took the world by storm three years ago? I have. If you have too, then you probably remember the floating rock landscape/scenery in Avatar, most notably during the epic battle scenes towards the end. The following mountains in China are [...]Read More »
I don’t know about anyone else, but I suck at understanding flow charts. Well, I can comprehend the simple ones but when they get complex with dozens of lines and multiple different types of boxes, I throw up my hand in defeat. If you are in the same boat as [...]Read More »
Scenery, whether that be of nature of man-made entities like cities, is important for us people. In fact, I bet many dotTechies who have rented or bought a house, apartment, condo, etc. factored the scenic views (or lack thereof) into the purchase decision. While it isn’t always possible to get [...]Read More »