The Global Chip Shortage is Starting to have Major Real World Consequences

Sam Shead/CNBC As technology has advanced, semiconductor chips have spread from computers and cars to toothbrushes and tumble dryers — they now lurk beneath the hood of a surprising number of products. But demand for chips is continuing to outstrip supply, and car makers are no longer the only companies feeling the pinch. Many companiesContinue reading “The Global Chip Shortage is Starting to have Major Real World Consequences”

Hotel Confidential: The app is slow

3:09A-He’s tall thin, 6.4 or 6.5 wearing shorts and flip flops.   The doors are locked.  “Hi can I help you, the front desk agents asked?  I’m here to see someone, said flip flops.  What is the guest name?  I don’t know, says flip flops.  I’m not sure I can help you if your don’t knowContinue reading “Hotel Confidential: The app is slow”

Foreigners rank Italy ‘worst place in Europe’ for internet and paying without cash

Is your Wifi in Italy fast enough to let you FaceTime? Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP International residents in Italy are less satisfied with digital services than anywhere else in Europe, according to a new expat survey.   Italy ranked 57th out of 68 countries around the world when foreign residents were asked to rate the easeContinue reading “Foreigners rank Italy ‘worst place in Europe’ for internet and paying without cash”

Time to review deadly force policy

There certain life events that haunt you.  Such is the case of 25 year old Kajieme Powell of St Louis.  The tragic event as most, was captured by a cell phone. CNN replayed the store footage of Mr Powell in a convenience store and his taking two energy drinks and walking out the store.  HisContinue reading “Time to review deadly force policy”

What family member( Brown/Houston) will attempt to profit by taking a picture of Bobbi Kristina at the Funeral?

Tired, tacky and disgusting! Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and now her daughter Bobbi Kristina. What low life family member will try to profit by taking a picture of Bobbi Kristina at the funeral?  What do you do? Armed Guards, strip search?  Closed Coffin? The Houston family is very concerned. Someone took a  picture of WhitneyContinue reading “What family member( Brown/Houston) will attempt to profit by taking a picture of Bobbi Kristina at the Funeral?”

CHINA: The Working Man Strikes Back Nationwide Strikes

In this image taken from APTN video shot on March 26, 2015, Shi Jieying talks from her sickbed after she was hospitalized with heart trouble at Nanlang hospital in Zhongshan city in southern China’s Guangdong Province. Timid by nature, Shi took a risk in March and joined fellow workers in a strike at her handbagContinue reading “CHINA: The Working Man Strikes Back Nationwide Strikes”

BIG MAN RIDES: 2015 Chrysler 200

2015 Chrysler 200 Sorry had to go there It’s difficult to write about the new Chrysler 200 without talking about the old Chrysler 200.   The old 200 and its twin the Dodge Avenger were not horrible cars, they just weren’t good cars.   They were products of the old Daimler (Mercedes Benz) Chrysler marriage.Continue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2015 Chrysler 200”

Microsoft Believes It is Going to Die

For years, people have cried out that “Microsoft is Dead!” Obviously, Redmond believes it. What else explains stupid moves like buying Minecraft and supporting the cloud fad? It’s about self-confidence—Microsoft has none. By: John C. Dvorack/PC Magazine During the dot-com bubble, a number of fascinating ideas emerged, all of which were thought to be theContinue reading “Microsoft Believes It is Going to Die”

Taking Back—–C.O.N.T.R.O.L—–Of my Life!

Are you in control of your life?  Could you spend one day without you phone, PC or electronic gadget? By CityFella My life isn’t my own. it’s controlled by electronic devices.  Things I have convinced  myself I need, to get through the day I need my Kindle tablet to relax,  I download movies and TVContinue reading “Taking Back—–C.O.N.T.R.O.L—–Of my Life!”

Stop….. I’m too weak

  By: CityFella, I’ve decided the real money isn’t at General Motors or Toyota.  Its at Samsung and Apple.   Last weekend, 10 million Apple phones were sold.   1o million phones, not including the pre-sales. My daughter had her I6 before the weekend.  Her year old,  I phone 5 was woefully inadequate. My phoneContinue reading “Stop….. I’m too weak”