Profile

Cover photo
Mike Bass
Works at TriStar Graphics Group
Attended UL Lafayette
Lives in Lafayette, LA
150 followers|7,406 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Mike Bass

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Mike Bass

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Mike Bass

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Mike Bass

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Mike Bass

Shared publicly  - 
 
Can anyone recommend a super cheap laptop to use as a web app kiosk? Only requirement is a 13"+ screen for visibility. Otherwise I'd get a Chromebook. Looking for something less than $300. Don't need a lot processing/graphics power, HD space, etc.
1
Mike Bass's profile photoSean Summers's profile photo
10 comments
 
Also, an Android tablet with HDMI out and bluetooth might work...
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
150 people
Allison Bohl's profile photo
Chad Klumpp's profile photo
Shawn Broaddus's profile photo
Todd Blanchard's profile photo
Christopher Waguespack's profile photo
Naresh varma's profile photo
Bryan Fuselier's profile photo
Brian West's profile photo
juliana SZEKELY's profile photo

Mike Bass

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Mike Bass

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Mike Bass

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Mike Bass

Shared publicly  - 
 
Very cool: Raspberry Pi VESA mount case. Affix the pint-sized computer to the back of a monitor. http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/DISTRIBUTED-BY-MCM-PI-PLATE-MCM-/83-14422
1
Add a comment...

Mike Bass

Shared publicly  - 
 
The iWatch

Recently, there have been rumors that Apple is working on an smart watch. (http://www.imore.com/apple-iwatch-rumors-surface-again-time-intel-attached)

When Apple came out with a small, square iPod Nano in 2010, accessory makers quickly saw a market for wristbands allowing the device to be worn as a watch. Kickstarter projects like the Pebble (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-e-paper-watch-for-iphone-and-android) have heightened the idea of a wearable computing device or display that can be linked to a smart phone.

So what would the ideal watch computer look like?

Small, light design
Low-power (e-ink?) display
One week+ battery life
Bluetooth or similar tethering to smartphone
Water-resistant
Variety of colors and wristbands

Ability to display:
Time and alarms
Phone, text, e-mail and social media alerts
Calendar and event alerts, reminders
Weather
Fitness data
Specialized app data EX: Game notifications, golf range data, event ticket QR codes, iTunes or Pandora "now-playing" info

Ability to control:
Music playback
Start/stop timers, etc.
Start/top fitness routines

Bonus: Siri!

Price point: $99

What do you think? What do you want (and not want) in a wearable computer? What's realistic and what's simply not possible?
1
Add a comment...

Mike Bass

Shared publicly  - 
 
@Siracusa's epic Mountain Lion review is out. So good.
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/07/os-x-10-8/
Where Lion stumbled, Mountain Lion regroups and forges ahead.
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
150 people
Allison Bohl's profile photo
Chad Klumpp's profile photo
Shawn Broaddus's profile photo
Todd Blanchard's profile photo
Christopher Waguespack's profile photo
Naresh varma's profile photo
Bryan Fuselier's profile photo
Brian West's profile photo
juliana SZEKELY's profile photo
Work
Occupation
IT Consultant
Employment
  • TriStar Graphics Group
    CTO, 2011 - present
  • Weldon Owen Publishing
    IT Support Specialist, 2006 - 2008
  • Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court
    IT Support Supervisor, 2009 - 2011
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Lafayette, LA
Previously
Shreveport, LA
Links
YouTube
Other profiles
Story
Tagline
Carpe Picante. Seize the Salsa.
Introduction
Carpe Picante. Seize the salsa.
Twitter: @mikebass
Education
  • UL Lafayette
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Mike Bass's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.