Macintosh turns 35

Remember me? I just turned 35 years old! In 1984, I cost $2,500 and came equipped with a 9-inch black and white monitor #yikes! Compare the 1984 model with the swankiest version available today– $2,299.00 for a 27-inch screen with a Retina 5K display. šŸ‘€šŸ‘šŸ½

In 2013 I visited the Living Computer Museum in Seattle, WA and got a chance to experience many working iterations of Apple’s Macintosh computer.Ā There’s also an Apple Museum in Prague – you can check out the 3D TourĀ here.

If you want an even more personal trip down memory lane, check out theĀ Macintosh Software Library where you can play old-school games and applications right in your browser!

Best of Chloe

Chloe. AĀ French luxury fashion house founded in 1952 and sold in high end stores like Nordstrom, SaksĀ (best collection) and Neiman Marcus. I absolutely LOVEĀ this designer’s sophisticated pieces and clean lines – mostly their accessories like handbags, shoes and jewelry. Chloe has the absolute PERFECT shade of gray and THEĀ prettiest pink for Spring. The calfskin leather is also amazing. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from their current collection. #wantitall šŸ˜©

ConsiderĀ Chloe’sĀ most popular handbag, TheĀ Marcie Medium Satchel. It comes in 12 colors (red not shown) and I can honestly see myself carrying most, if not ALL of themĀ depending on the timeĀ of year. Pick ANYĀ color… you can’t go wrong!!!

While we’re at it, take a look at Chloe’s 2017 Fall/Winter Runway on YouTubeĀ šŸ˜ or check out #chloegirls on InstagramĀ for the latest fashion trends.

Smart Jackets

Hey peeps, it’s been a while šŸ™‚ Honestly, I really haven’t hadĀ anything important to say. So, instead of putting out a postĀ just for the sake of it, I choose not to blog at all until, something interesting and/or exciting comes along.

I’ve already told you that I ā¤ļø collaborations and that I hope to see many more! Smart Jackets is a collaboration between Levi (yes, the jeans company) and Google and it’s exactly what it sounds like – a wirelessĀ enabled jean jacket – that will cost you $350.Ā Mashable notes, “…for now the jacket is mainly used to control core features of your smartphone, like starting or stopping music, answering the phone or reading text messages, as well as Google services like Maps and Calendar.” iPhone users are out of luck – at least until Apple announces a similar partnership with another popular jeans brand and we all are again, forced to pick sides… sigh.

You all know I love technology; but, I do just have to say one thing here, especially in the age of leaks, breaches and hacks. The more connected we are, the more vulnerable we are and our (perceived) “safeness” lies solely in these company’s ability to protect their infrastructure (severs, databases, etc.) from outside intrusions. I’m not saying you shouldn’t buy this jacket or that you shouldĀ be paranoid about everything that’s connected or that we should allĀ go back using to flip phones. What I am saying is everyone needs to be aware. Fortunately or unfortunately (depending on your perspective), this is the economy we live in and the way of the world/future (see also Drones).

You can watchĀ Levi’s smartĀ jacket in action below.

Amazon and GE

urlI love it when two companies I love parter together to create innovative products! I actually think there is notĀ enough collaborations from major brands and we will see MUCH MORE of this in the future.Ā Amazon’s Alexa, think digital personal assistant, has been a hit for some time. So much so that you can barely get your hands on it. But instead of a black box to house the Siri-like technology, Amazon has partnered with General Electric to put Alexa in a lighting unit. šŸ™‹šŸ½ #fan

It includes always-on microphones listening for commands and questions, and when it hears one, itā€™ll react or speak out a response through its built-in speakers. The Verge

amazon-logoBut that’s not all. Amazon is inserting Alexa into everything: speakers, TV’s, lamps, cars, robots, you name it! Google and Amazon are both competing in this space. Who will win? I honestly don’t care! It’s a great example of innovation and competition is good for consumers! Check out the GE lamp powered by Alexa below. It’s supposed to be available in the 2nd quarter of this year. #engineering #computerscience #technology #manufacturing #stem