A MIDI Controlled ring that allows musicians to provide music effects.

From CES 2018 (Consumer Electronics Show) held in Las Vegas there is always new and innovative technology on show.  One of these that caught my eye this week is called Enhancia.  It’s a ring you wear on your finger, that is connected to a hub that integrates with an electronic instrument, like an electronic keyboard.  The musician can move their hand with the ring on it to affect the musical notes they’re playing. See the video for a sample where you can see the keyboard player moves the ring to cause vibrato in the notes.  Pretty amazing stuff – the company announced they will launch a Kickstarter campaign this Spring with an estimated price of $250-$400 US.

Santa Tracking Websites

You and your young ones can see where Santa Claus is on his route

For those who have youngsters around tonight – or who are young at heart we have two websites to help track Santa Claus on his annual trek around the globe!   In fact with the international time zones I just checked and Santa is already busy over Armenia heading to Russia.   https://www.noradsanta.org https://santatracker.google.com/tracker.html

Tips to Identify Fake News posts

EducatorsTechnology.com
December 21, 2017

I have a friend who’s immersed in Educational applications of Technology. He shared this good post to help students determine if a post or article is “Fake News” or has merit as truth. This would be valuable for a lot of us adults as well. You can read the article by clicking on the link above or visit: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2017/12/some-useful-tips-to-help-students-spot.html

Safe Online Shopping Tip #5

Don't Give Away Your Golden Nuggets of Personal Info

In today’s Tech Tip Chet Davis shares some encouragement to not give away too much of your personal information and details.  Some online offers and shopping carts ask for optional details about you – choose to avoid sharing non-required details as your privacy matters!

Safe Online Shopping Tip #3

Should You Use Debit or Credit Card?

In today’s Tech Tip Chet Davis shares whether you should use a Credit or Debit Card when shopping online (yes, there is a strong recommendation to use one of these but not the other).  There are more safeguards and protections for you as a consumer with the use of a Credit Card online – we […]