Speakers

Buzzwords Speakers = apparatus that converts electrical impulses into sound, typically as part of a public address system or stereo equipment Also see: loudspeaker Headlines https://gizmodo.com/video/3593490 Companies https://www.bose.com https://www.sonos.com Planeta.com Technology

Spacecraft

Buzzwords Spacecraft = a vehicle used for traveling in space Recommended Listening Icons of speed: spaceship – We may be blasé about satellites and space stations circling our planet, and even drones in our skies, but has the spaceship craze ended? Elsewhere on the Web July 2019 Future stellar flybys of the Voyager and Pioneer …

Google Maps

Icon Happy 15th anniversary, Google Maps! Google Maps – google.com/maps – is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views  (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation. For gamification fans, Google Maps ranks …

Digital Planet

Logo Recommended Listening: Digital Planet – bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w6r2 – is a weekly radio program from the BBC that explores technology and the digital world. Key Links bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w6r2 All Episodes Downloads Facebook Background BBC Digital Planet, which used to be Click, is the BBC World Service weekly radio show that discusses technology and how it impacts our …

Energy Links

Poster Links related to energy presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @ENERGY @mzjacobson @solarmosaic @cleanenergyNV @RuraliteMag Headlines What Happened When I Bought a House With Solar Panels – Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-ev-oil-crisis http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/02/nevadas-massive-solar-plant-death-ray-birds/358244 – @TheWire http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/01/16/elon-musks-five-insights-into-solar-energy http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_e9b360ee-7b6b-54dd-ade1-275348178806.html http://richardheinberg.com/museletter-272-our-renewable-future http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/02/nevadas-massive-solar-plant-death-ray-birds/358244 – @TheWire http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/01/16/elon-musks-five-insights-into-solar-energy http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_e9b360ee-7b6b-54dd-ade1-275348178806.html Paiutes’ solar project highlight of National Clean Energy Summit http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/03/giants-green-world-profit-planets-destruction in-australia-wind-power-is-already-cheaper-than-fossil-fuels-and-solar-is-right-behind http://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/graph-of-the-day-how-fossil-fuels-lose-out-to-wind-and-solar-94119 GasBuddy Traffic …

Search Engines

Buzzwords Search engines web readers find the proverbial needle in the haystack Also see: browsers Essay Planeta.com archives our own materials (6,000+ pages) and links to quality sites elsewhere on the Web. We also employ a search engine which helps locate specific documents on our site. Info Please Finding specific information on the web is …

Telescopes

Photo: GSFC, NGC 180 Spotlight on telescopes around the globe and in nearby space: Hubble hubblesite.org Spektr-RG https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/german-russian-astronomy-satellite-launches https://time.com/5625975/russia-telescope-space Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST, formerly the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, ATST) – https://www.nso.edu/telescopes/dki-solar-telescope – represents a collaboration of 22 institutions, reflecting a broad segment of the solar …

TV Links

Photo Links related to TV presented in somewhat random fashion: TV = Radio with pictures Headlines The falling price of a TV set is the story of the American economy https://www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/qvgejv/a-roundtable-of-hackers-dissects-mr-robot-season-4-episode-1-unauthorized Buzzword Bingo Appointment Viewing – Binge Viewing – Bottle Show – Broadcast – Cable – Cameo – Cliffhanger – Cold open – Commercial – …

Browsers

Buzzwords Web browser = software application used on computers and as apps on smartphones and tablets for browsing Internet websites. Also see: search engines Examples Chrome google.com/chrome Firefox mozilla.org Safari apple.com/safari Questions What browser(s) do you use? = ¿Qué navegador (s) usas? Core skills: (Digital Literacy Quiz) Please name the browser or browsers you use. …

iTunes

Logo “iTunes is the best way to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows you already have — and shop for the ones you want. Enjoy all the entertainment iTunes has to offer on your Mac and PC.” (May 2019) If you want to sync your devices and do old school stuff like …