Monday is over (thankfully), which means it’s time for another installment of Tech Tuesday! In today’s edition, we cover a lot of ground, from Facebook Messenger and the average Internet speed in the United States to Apple streaming network television, the technological future of farming and an awesome video of Jurassic Park remade with Legos. Take a look and be sure to click through to read more about these awesome stories.
Jurassic Park: awesome. Jurassic Park with Legos? Awesomer.
Awesome: Father and Daughter Use Legos to Recreate Scenes from Jurassic Park
Chances are you didn’t play with Legos quite the same way as Paul Hollingsworth and his daughter, Hailee, when you were a kid. The father-daughter team recreated some amazing scenes from the movie Jurassic Park and put them together in this awesome video >>
Social: Pay Your Friends Using Facebook Messenger
“Hey, Steve, you owe my 10 bucks!”
You can use Facebook to share awesome photos, your thoughts on the world and play games. Now, you can also use Facebook’s Messenger app to send payments to your friends. By simply adding your debit card information to Messenger, you can pay your friends for a variety of things like your share of last night’s pizza or that bracket pool you lost. >>
Streaming: Is Apple Joining the Online Streaming Party?
Who needs 400 channels on your TV when you can get only channels you watch on your dekstop, tablet and phone?
As a newer generation of television viewers is cutting the cord for online only services, Apple may be throwing its hat into the ring. The company has reportedly had talks with several television groups for an Internet-based TV service offering broadcast networks like ABC, CBS Fox, ESPN and Discovery Channel. Is it time to cut the cord on 400-channel cable packages? >>
Internet Speed: Average U.S. Download Speed Jumps 10 Mbps in One Year
While we’re still ahead of the worldwide average, we’re still far below the leaders in Internet speed.
The U.S. has long lagged behind many other countries in average internet download speeds. While we’re still nowhere near South Korea or Japan, the average download speed in the U.S. jumped up to 33.9 Mbps from April 2014 to March 2015. Hooray for faster Internet! >>
Mobile Tech: GPS, Drones and Computers: Is this the Future of Farming?
Farming and technology are no longer seemingly opposite of each other.
Farming are crucial to the economy, both here in Iowa and across the United States. More and more, technology is helping to make growing crops more efficient with the use of GPS, computer displays and even drones. >>