Monthly Tech Views – Best of 2017, and Signing Off

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis. Can you think of a better way to end 2017 than with some fake news? Yes, of course you can, but at least this news is admittedly fake. And possibly funny. Possibly. So here is what I consider the best of 2017’s Monthly Tech Views. Enjoy. Or don’t—who amContinue reading “Monthly Tech Views – Best of 2017, and Signing Off”

Monthly Tech Views – November 2017

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis. It is truly the most wonderful time of the year, when the Monthly Tech Views emerges from its burrow to see if there will be six more weeks of turkey sandwiches. Surprised It Wasn’t Middle Fingers A new Snapchat feature uses object recognition to suggest contextually appropriate filters forContinue reading “Monthly Tech Views – November 2017”

Your Private Driver: So how much money can you really make driving for Uber?

This column provides tips, insights, and observations on TNCs like Uber and Lyft from a driver that’s worked with them for several years. “How much money do Uber drivers make?” It’s by far the most common question asked regarding Uber. I hear it from curious passengers. I read it on online forums and social mediaContinue reading “Your Private Driver: So how much money can you really make driving for Uber?”

Monthly Tech Views – October 2017

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis. As we all enjoy our eighth straight meal consisting exclusively of fun-sized Snickers Bars, how about some fun-sized October tech stories offering the same nutritional and informational value? Democracy Is One Thing… Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar’s Omidyar Group listed six aspects of social media that threaten democracy, including theContinue reading “Monthly Tech Views – October 2017”

Monthly Tech Views – Sept 2017

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis. September has gone in the blink of an eye, and we find ourselves fully entrenched in autumn, when, as Wordsworth so famously put it: leaves scatter haphazardly on the wind, a flaming dance in the sun, alighting randomly upon the earth to shrivel and perish, much as our creditContinue reading “Monthly Tech Views – Sept 2017”

Monthly Tech Views – August 2017

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis. Like every month, August had its share of big tech stories. The world of technology makes amazing advances on an almost daily basis. Which makes it all the more surprising that we have not yet figured out a way to completely vanquish Eclipse, the sky monster that repeatedly triesContinue reading “Monthly Tech Views – August 2017”

Your Private Driver: Surging the System

This is a weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for transportation network company (TNC) platforms like Uber and Lyft. Well, usually weekly, but the author has been somewhat preoccupied with a new job, new intensive schedule, and an upcoming move. He apologizes for the lack of content updates. A new studyContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Surging the System”

Your Private Driver: More Days of Change

This is a weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for transportation network company (TNC) platforms like Uber and Lyft. Well, usually weekly, but the author has been somewhat preoccupied with a new job, new intensive schedule, and preparing to move in a couple of weeks. He apologizes for the lack ofContinue reading “Your Private Driver: More Days of Change”

Monthly Tech Views – July 2017

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis.   If you thought the celebratory fireworks ended earlier this month, think again. This July also marks two years of the Tech Views on dailytechnewsshow.com! (Boom. Crackle.)   Okay, party’s over. On to the shaky analysis…   The Worst Part Is All The Other Robots Calling Him KnightSoak AContinue reading “Monthly Tech Views – July 2017”

Monthly Tech Views – June 2017

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis. Welcome, and thanks for taking time out from your Independence Day preparations (at least in the U.S.) to read the Monthly Tech Views. Everyone keeps calling this a holiday weekend, but most of us work on Monday, so there’s technically no holiday attached to it. Unless they’re referring toContinue reading “Monthly Tech Views – June 2017”