07/19/12

Tech Thursday – A taste of things to come

Good evening folks and welcome to another edition of Tech Thursday on Jabber Log! I know it’s late and I have about 45 minutes before it’s Friday but I wanted to get this in either way. I had planned on typing up a rather detailed post on this week’s topic but I thought I would save it for episode two of the JCast that will be recorded tomorrow evening. The topic is going to be based on how connected we are to the Internet and our smartphones. Now don’t get me wrong here. I am in no way saying Read more [...]
06/21/12

Tech Thursday – What if the Internet never existed?

Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of Tech Thursday on Jabber Log. Today we reflect on the Internet and the thought of not having it. I remember around 1995 when America Online (AOL) hit the scene. There were advertisements all over television showing people connecting online through chat rooms. I was in awe at what could be done with AOL and I wanted to connect right away! Back then I had a stellar Packard Bell sporting Windows ’95. My parents purchased an AOL disc and allowed me Read more [...]
06/14/12

Tech Thursday: Happy Father’s Day to the Geeky and Tech Savvy

Good evening folks! On today’s edition of Tech Thursday we look at a few gifts for your geeky and tech savvy dad. This Sunday is Father’s Day and if you’re like me you want drool at the sight of awesome and completely dorky tech stuff. I would actually be happy with a 22 ounce porterhouse steak but tech gifts are right up there. So what is your dad like? Is he all about cameras? Is he a coffee drinker? Well I have a few items that you’re dad will dig. Mashable.com and The Huffington Post Read more [...]
05/24/12

Facebook Camera. The End of Instagram?

Hello folks and welcome to another edition of Tech Thursday on Jabber Log! Many things have been going on within the social media world. Facebook has gone public with their IPO (Initial Public Offering) within the stock market, and bought the popular photo sharing app, Instagram. Facebook has done a lot for the social media community, however, they fell flat on their first day of trading. Facebook's stock continues to drop but they still have a lot to work with. According to Mashable.com, "Facebook Read more [...]
05/3/12

Tech Thursday – Quench Your Musical Thirst With Drinkify

Hello everyone and here's your second shot of Tech Thursday on Jabber Log! This interesting item was found through a StumbleUpon search yesterday before doing my homework. I had been brainstorming on topics for my assignment and listening to some tunes when I got a headache. I decided to take a break from my work and began searching through StumbleUpon. I landed on a website called Drinkify. The web site has a retro look to it and in one spot it says, "I'm listening to" followed by a blank. Underneath Read more [...]
05/3/12

Tech Thursday – A Signal for Citizen Journalism

Good afternoon folks! Today's Tech Thursday on Jabber Log will be a double shot. The first is a look at a new app for the iPhone regarding Citizen Journalism. If you haven't noticed, Citizen Journalism is everywhere. If you are unaware of what this is, Dictionary.com defines this term as "the involvement of non-professionals in reporting news, especially in blogs and other website." Participation is done by way of apps on smartphones, tablets and any device that is connected to the Internet. Citizen Read more [...]
04/26/12

A look into the future

Good evening folks and welcome to another edition of Tech Thursday on Jabber Log. The inspiration for this post comes from a fellow classmate and an assignment we did in class. It involved doing research on companies, media outlets, web sites, etc. that are moving toward the future of new media journalism. I wrote about Google and their social network Google+. Many things are coming to the network and what they are using now are just steps toward online dominance. After posting my assignment I read Read more [...]
04/5/12

Get Your GIF on with Flixel!

Good morning folks and here's a double shot of Tech Thursday on Jabber Log! It'll be a quick one so bare with me. Do you remember all the animated GIF files from back in the day? Do you even know what I'm talking about? Well if not, think about the old construction images where the little guy is digging up dirt. The image was mainly used to show that a website was still being built. Others involved still images in a loop, and others, well...they were just plain annoying. It made for a very bad website Read more [...]
04/5/12

Great Scott! Doc Brown Would Be Proud.

Good morning fellow Jabber Loggers! Welcome to another edition of Tech Thursday! Today we look at an invention that was brought to the big screen in Back to the Future. The invention was crazy and unbelievable! No, I'm not talking about Doc's time machine, I'm talking about his mind reading helmet. His invention involved the use of a helmet that was attached to some sort of computer like contraption and it had a cord with a suction cup that would stick to a subjects forehead. The suction cup would Read more [...]
03/22/12

Tech Thursday: Photoshop CS6 Beta

Hello folks and welcome to a second edition of Tech Thursday with Jabber Log. Yesterday I had an early edition with a sneak peek of The Walking Dead iOS game that's coming this April. Well I'm back again with a very brief look at Photoshop CS6. Oh yeah, you read that right and it's up on Adobe's website to download for free before it officially comes out. I would talk about it some more but we all know about Photoshop and the image within this post should be enough to make you want to go and Read more [...]