2019 Space Exploration

2019 Space Exploration

Dear PropellerHeads, Am I the only one that got a little emotional when the Mars Rover Opportunity died? A: It definitely got a little dusty in here when I heard “My battery is low and it’s getting dark,” was its last message. Poor little Rover, all alone out there....
Internet Challenges

Internet Challenges

Dear PropellerHeads: My kid seems really interested in internet challenges, but I’ve heard some could be dangerous. Should I be worried? A: I’m going to state the obvious first, that you need to be concerned about your child’s internet activity in general. How you...
We Know Where You Are

We Know Where You Are

Q: At the movies, it seems like they can always track the fugitive with all sorts of personal electronic devices. Is this for real? A: Yes, it is. The days of the cops waiting for someone to swipe a debit or credit card while on the run are long over. Now, we...
Bias AI

Bias AI

Q: I heard something on the radio about Amazon building a robot to help them decide who to hire but the robot was sexist or something and now I’m confused. What’s going on? A: What is up with all this advanced technology being racist and sexist all the time?! Dark...
Smart Cities

Smart Cities

Q: I understand what a “smartphone” is, and the buzzwords “smartwatch” and “smart TV” are growing on me, but I heard something recently about “smart cities” – what in the world are those supposed to be? A: What, are you from Dumb Town or something?! Smart cities...
Spy Technology

Spy Technology

Q: I’ve been binge-watching spy movies lately and it got me wondering…how much of that tech stuff is really possible nowadays? A: You mean, can Tom Cruise really run that fast or is Daniel Craig really that good a skier? Probably “yes” and “no.” Next!...