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Wacky Tech

iPhone: Record your screen

Ever had that time when you wanted to show someone how to do things on their iPhone or iPad or just a simple tutorial for a friend? I’m sure you do. There's a way for you to record your screen on your iPhone so you can send that video to whoever you need to send it to. How do to it? Here’s a how-to article from Digital Trends to help you with that.

Emotional manipulation from a robot

"Interactive robots can emotionally manipulate people, say scientists who found that we have a strong tendency to ascribe human-like attributes to machines.”"

That’s what it says in an article by DNA India.

Come to think of it, I wouldn’t really say that that’s a far-fetched reality. Humans are emotional beings and those emotions can be triggered. A well-versed, well-trained, well-programmed robot will be running circles around a human and get those emotions moving.

Smartphones for the seniors

Here’s an interesting buyers’ guide from Tom’s Guide. A collection of smartphones recommended for seniors. Let’s face it, a lot of our seniors don’t want to be left behind when it comes to smartphone usage. They may not have adapted well to the laptop or the desktop but having a smartphone or a tablet or a phablet is something they’ve nicely embraced.

$1 trillion

That’s how much Apple’s market cap is right now. Well, that happened last Thursday according to a report from CNBC.

Market cap or market capitalization "is the market value of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares” according to a definition in Wikipedia.

What could that mean? I’m not yet so sure. It could probably mean that Apple can do whatever it wants with its products and how it deals with its customers and we all can’t do anything about it.

But that’s just a conjecture from my part.


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