Posts Tagged ‘technology’

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD SUV Review by Stu Wright

    The week before last I received for testing, a Toyota Highlander Hybrid, a Limited top-of-the-line unit that carried an M.S.R.P. of $50,875.00, including freight.  The Limited hybrid’s base price of $49,790.00 had, as an option, a set of carpeted floor and cargo mats ($225.00).  It was what was called the Platinum Package edition, [...]

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2014 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD SUV by Stu Wright

For 2014, Toyota’s Highlander has been updated for the first time since 2008, and  is now in its third generation iteration.  It is a car-based mid-sized SUV with seven-passenger, three row seating.  Sales of the Highlander (127,572 in 2013) places its revenue right in the middle of the Toyota SUV lineup.   This past week I [...]

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Lawmaker pushes gun control bill using technology that doesn’t exist

By Jack Minor –     In a new twist on the gun control issue a Democratic senator from Massachusetts wants to mandate guns be sold with technology that doesn’t exist.   Sen. Edward Markey introduced a gun control bill that would require all new guns sold to feature technology personalizing them so that they [...]

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Supremes could decide fate of NSA spying program after conflicting rulings

Contradicting an earlier ruling last week that the NSA’s collection of data on most Americans was flagrantly unconstitutional, another judge has ruled this week that the agency has the right to collect data in order to prevent terrorist attacks.   U.S. District Judge William Pauley said in a written opinion that the NSA spying program [...]

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Elysium: The Technological Side of the American Police State

by John Whitehead –   “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” – Pablo Picasso From George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World to the Wachowskis’ The Matrix, Stephen Spielberg’s Minority Report and most recently Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, writers and filmmakers have used science fiction to both forecast the [...]

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2013 Hyundai Elantra FWD SE Coupe

Hyundai, founded in 1967, is the fourth largest auto manufacturer on the planet.  The company owns Kia, and its own Elantra model was chosen North American car of the year in 2012.  The Elantra is the model of Hyundai I tested this past week and it was the two-door Coupe SE, painted Atlantic blue.  It [...]

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Roaches, Mosquitoes, and Birds: The Coming Micro-Drone Revolution

by John Whitehead –   “[Drones are a] game-changing technology, akin to gunpowder, the steam engine, the atomic bomb—opening up possibilities that were fiction a generation earlier but also opening up perils that were unknown a generation ago.”—Peter Singer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution America will never be a “no drone zone.” That must [...]

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Women won’t need to be combat fighters.

by Craig Masters The subject line of this week’s military newsletter read: “17% of Marines Would Leave Over Women in Combat.” With the approval of the transfer to China of defense critical battery technology, our defense department spent millions of dollars developing, the Obama administration has now transformed America from super-power status to subordinate-to-? status. [...]

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2013 Lexus ES300h FWD Hybrid Sedan

On Tuesday I received a new Lexus to test; the ES series hybrid available since early 2012.  It came in “Deep Sea Mica,” blue metallic paint and it was quite attractive.  I’ve previously tested six  Lexus cars and SUV’s, and this ES350 looks like it may end up being my favorite.  Inside it was black [...]

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First Clinton, now Obama move China decades forward with America’s technology

by Craig Masters If the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme was the greatest financial theft in history, the Obama stimulus money for green energy is a close second and closing. The latest losses to American taxpayers is the selling of ‘green energy’ battery leader, A123. Regardless of the outcome of the current round of intense lobbying [...]

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EyeSee You and the Internet of Things: Watching You While You Shop

by John Whitehead   “I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it’s the government.”—Woody Allen ~ Gifts have been bought. Presents wrapped. Now all that remains is the giving and receiving. Oh, and the tracking, of course. Little did you know that all the while you were searching out that perfect gift, [...]

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Government advice to storm victims without power: Go to Internet

by Matt Lacy –   In a move that has provided fuel for critics of government solutions to problems, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been telling storm victims of Hurricane Sandy who are without power they should go to the Internet for information.   Politico noted that FEMA has been advising people to use [...]

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The Rant – Not Solyndra-sized But Another Stimulus Black Eye

Solyndra was the first boondoggle of the stimulus. It wasn’t the biggest but it was the first and it demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt why government and business differ–business has a bottom line that must be in the black, government just throws money at things and has no bottom line.   The latest, [...]

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Lifeloc Technologies and NASA Glenn Research Center Sign Space Act Agreement

Staff Reports –   WHEAT RIDGE – Lifeloc Technologies, Wheat Ridge, Colo. (OTC: LCTC), a Colorado manufacturer of professional breath alcohol testing equipment (breathalyzers) for domestic and international law enforcement, drug courts,  and the transportation and healthcare industries, has entered into a Space Act Agreement with the NASA Glenn Research Center  in Cleveland, Ohio, for [...]

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LOST Sovereignty is not in Question

By Craig Masters Next month, the full US Senate will finally have a vote on a treaty that has been “kicked down the road” for more some thirty years. It is considered by all who have read it, including this author, to be the end of United States sovereignty and the beginning of total redistribution [...]

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Vestas not so green after all

by Peter Grady –   While the President is making a huge push for “green” energy over traditional methods such as gas and oil, a report from Danish wind turbine giant, Vestas, reveals the plant is not as “green” as everyone may think. The facility in Windsor produces turbines and has been hailed as an example [...]

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The Rant: Green Technology Simply Isn’t Economically Sustainable

When the NOAA announced the results of its acidic study of the oceans last spring, I asked one simple question, “You claim the oceans are more acidic now than they have been in 800,000 years and it is due to human, specifically American, activity. Where was the human population that caused the acidic level to [...]

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Obama to give US missile defense secrets to Russians

U.S. SM-3 by Matt Lacy – Coming on the heels of massive troop drawdowns and massive cuts to the U.S. military, the Obama administration is planning on sharing U.S. missile secrets with the Russians. The military could face cuts of close to $1 trillion in cuts over the next 10 years. Currently the Pentagon is [...]

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Internet giants oppose bill that could make posting online videos a crime

by Jack Minor – Two bills in Congress have sparked a fierce backlash after critics say it could make it a felony for parents to post a video of their children singing a copyrighted song. The House sponsored Stop Online Piracy Act, and the Commercial Felony Streaming Act in the Senate, would give the government [...]

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Local media gets it WRONG: Noble energy to add 30 jobs, NOT 300, NASA is NOT coming to town

by Jack Minor   A spokesman from Noble Energy told the Gazette that they are currently hiring  30 employees for a new field office in Greeley.  This  clarifies a Tribune article that implied the office would hire 300.  Based on an initial report in the Greeley Tribune, other news outlets reported Noble Energy would be hiring 300 [...]

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Local satellite provider to offer 12 Mbps speeds to entire country this summer

WildBlue coverage map by Jack Minor  –  President Obama is calling for $5 billion in funding to provide future broadband access to rural areas.  The funds would be administered by the FCC.  However, as early as late summer 2011, a CO satellite company already plans to offer broadband service at speeds exceeding those offered by many [...]

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Consumers buying used to save money this Christmas

By Mike Bauman As holiday shopping reaches a fevered pitch, many consumers are turning to used items to fill Christmas lists without breaking the bank. A recent check of local pawn shops and second hand stores has revealed some tremendous bargains and trends, especially in the area of video games.  Wii gaming systems, sold new [...]

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Citizen Budget Committee recommends cuts to services

By Vanessa Dominguez The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee was formed in the past spring and was asked to prioritize city services based off of budget figures. The committee consists of eight members designated to review the city’s budget and make recommendations for improvement. The committee used a four level system to rate city services on [...]

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Speakers try to ‘Wake up the Church’

By Jim Frazier Jason Charles and his family financed and organized the recent Life and Liberty conference that brought top conservative speakers to Colorado. The Charles family decided to have the conference to help ‘Wake up the Church.’ I learned a lot,” said Charles. “We felt this needed to be done. People need to know [...]

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Is the Gulf Oil Rig Explosion an Accident or a Conspiracy?

By Jim Frazier Allegations swirl about the gulf oil rig explosion. A gag order exists, says Lindsey Williams, author of the Non-Energy Crisis. “No one is getting the truth. No one is asking the most important questions. Right now, they are betraying the people of America.” Williams is a pastor who ministered to oil executives [...]

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School board discusses age of computers, bus fleet

By Jack Minor, For the Greeley Gazette   The District 6 Greeley/Evans school board heard details regarding the age of the bus fleet and computer systems as they continued to review the budget. Wayne Eads, the district’s Chief Operations Officer explained that there was very little room for further cuts in the transportation budget without [...]

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