Unfortunately I missed seeing last month’s Blood Wolf Moon (darn you, cloud coverage!) but I did capture this early morning view of Venus, Jupiter, and the moon in alignment on January 30th. Not bad for a quick snapshot from my iPhone if I do say so myself!
I hope everybody who lives in a location hit by this week’s polar vortex has finally begun to warm up. Having grown up in Ottawa, Canada, I’ve lived through some pretty brutal winters but the thought of -70F with windchill makes even *my* blood run cold!
Filed under Even the Bitter Cold Has Its Own Beauty: This video of boiling water freezing in mid-air is insane… and gorgeous!
Hopefully there won’t be any more of these uber-freezing days this year but even a normal winter day is unbearable for many.
Your monthly tech news, views, and how-tos
NOTE: I’m still figuring out this new monthly update format, so expect some less-than-successful experimentation until I’ve, well, figured it out. 🙂
Just the facts…
If it’s January, it’s time for the Consumer Electronics Show, showcasing cutting-edge technology. Here are some of the highlights from CES 2019.
The biggest Amazon Alexa products from CES 2019 (The Verge)
Here are the craziest things that work with Amazon Alexa at CES 2019 (Digital Trends)
If it’s a day with a y, it’s another privacy breach. The biggie this month was a bug when using Apple FaceTime for group chats. Turns out, even if the person you’re calling didn’t answer, you could still hear things through their phone. Good times!
Untech Story of the Month
Tucson man helps save woman with CPR he learned from TV’s “The Office” (Arizona Daily Star)
Around the Interwebs
Streaming Media, Cutting the Cable Cord, Smart Home