You read that right. This is no joke (I don't think!). Plus top Father's Day gadget gift for under $100, plus the age old question - should you keep your computer on during a thunderstorm. It's Tech Talk.
You thought I was lying. Dominos Pizza is testing a remote controlled helicopter that will deliver your pizza (and I'm not sure if I'm being pranked or not, but I don't think I am). You think I'm kidding…. It's called the Domicopter. It carries the pizza in a cradle and can of course fly over traffic. The Huffington Post reports that it delivered 2 pizzas in 10 minutes on a 4 mile journey in the UK.
Top Father's Day Gift for under $100
It has 750 channels, including Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Amazon Cloud player and it also looks through the TV networks and finds stuff to watch. it might be delayed a bit from the original broadcast date, but it's still great. The remote has a built in headphone jack too so you can crank up the volume. For a complete review of it, go to my personal favorite "geek" sites - CNET.com
Quick Computer Tip - Unplug it in a lightning storm, or else!
to answer the age old question - is it Ok to continue to use my computer in a thunderstorm, the answer is no.
Can your little HP laptop withstand 50,000 volts? And that's just in one inch of lightning, according tohttp://everyoneusecomputers.com/computers-and-thunderstorms/#more-1006
Even if you have one of those cheesy surge protectors, you should turn it off and unplug it too. Static electricity is the killer.
(i remember my wife had a pair of furry slippers on years ago, touched me and it zapped my computer screen. But it was a Commodore 64, so no big loss.
Do you keep YOUR precious desktop on during a storm? Would love to know below!