The PHJ Universe
This blog is about technology, the future, and science fiction. Some posts are about our world's current tech. Others will focus on what could be. I'll post some stories of the future to muse about how strange things could really get if humans ever make it to the stars.
Or, how much they might stay the same.
STATUS OF THE MS: Nearly done! I have taken the lessons from workshopping it, and from reading some other seminal works of Sci-Fi to squeeze out all but the tension, conflict, excitement and, I hope, satisfaction of characters who struggle and only just overcome their challenges and themselves.
Author Archives: H.W. MacNaughton
The big stream, little pipe problem Android wear is actually version 126.96.36.1996028, but most folks refer to the Android OS version that’s pushing it – currently 5.1.1. In an earlier post about Wear, I complained about the lack of options … Continue reading
UPDATE: I’ve had TWO other Motos since this post. The first refurbished Moto would not sync with Google play music — it kept getting a ‘Watch disconnected’ error from the Google Play app on the watch, and the new 5.1.1 … Continue reading
What could be a greater test of the usability of Android Wear than a hectic trip to the most hectic place in America – Manhattan? We’ll rate the usefulness of the OS and share the resulting Battle Damage Assessment of … Continue reading
I like the standard black leather watchband for the Moto 360. It’s comfortable and reasonably stylish. That band was a major reason I found the Moto one of the most comfortable watches I have owned. I’ve got a number of … Continue reading
I was listening to a podcast a few weeks back, Ira Flatow’s SciFri, in which a security researcher was describing experiments in which consumer-grade EEGs could be used to guess your birthday, or your PIN, just by showing you an … Continue reading
Today’s post was to be covering some more Android Wear watch faces, as well as some hints for using the bubble cloud launcher. However this morning’s effort to turn the characteristically heavy clay soil in my garden plot resulted in back … Continue reading
I’m a watch guy. I have several nice watches that cost more than an Apple watch, and I consider them fashion statements. None of them will be outmoded anywhere near as quickly as a modern ‘smart’ thing, which have lifecycles … Continue reading