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Five million new gun owners

Nearly five million new gun owners have joined the 100 million-plus gun owners already in the U.S. in 2020.  This is according to recent estimates from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). The same data also shows that 40% of all firearms sales are going to...

Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars are upon us, and the deck is stacked against the small players. Amazon and Roku held HBO Max and Peacock out of the game at the beginning.  Peacock is still not in the game, and seemingly may never be. Content is king, but what is amazing more so...

Energy

A current and future growing tech challenge: Computer chips are using too much energy. On today’s trajectory, by 2040 the energy required for global computing would exceed the world’s estimated energy production. This worst-case scenario is probably unlikely, but it...

Space

It is amazing to believe but there is one Trump administration priority that will persist under President Biden: The return of manned missions to the moon and, eventually, to Mars under the Artemis program, now the first human deep-space exploration effort with...

Contactless payments

With the outbreak of the pandemic, more people have moved to contactless payments.  Primarily contactless credit cards, which have a special chip that allows users to pay for a transaction simply by putting their card close to a payment terminal, rather than inserting...

Emotional Support Animals

Finally the feds are cracking down on emotional support animals on airplanes. Here is an example of a “good idea” turned bad. In a new ruling, the Department of Transportation defines a service animal as a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks...

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