Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Phones, Clones, and Takeovers!

I'm super excited to bring you Tara Tyler taking time to talk tech (holy alliteration batman!). For those of you who don't already know, Tara is celebrating the release of her third book and the second in her Detective Cooper Series. I've been reading it, and it's a great techno thriller with feels similar to Asimov (in the imagining a world with technological advancements) but with modern style and story telling. And with that: Take it away Tara!

Look into the Future!
I love finding useful new gadgets. It's also part of my job to come up with plausible future technology - like from the movie, ROBOTS, "See a need. Fill a need." So from time to time I like to see what the techie geeks are working on for our future needs or enjoyment! Here are some of my faves from this article - they have more photos.

Holographic phone - the "Apple Black Hole"
It's similar to my Compucenter Imager! A desktop 3D, touchable phone.

Clear phone
A glass, see-through phone. Not sure why, but it looks cool.

Wrist PC
It's got a giant screen, for a watch, but still so tiny to work with, I can't imagine it being useful. And you have to remove it to use it. Keep trying, guys!

Fitness @ Work
Now that's something I could use. Exercise in my chair while I work. I love it!

And the best for last...
The Mercator
This is the closest I've seen to my QV wrist imager in Pop Travel and Simulation - the concept is tres cool! Would love it to happen!

That's a bout it. They had some other cool looking, futuristic items like clock radios, lamps, bikes, chargers, etc. But it's all mainly aesthetics or combined gadgets we already have, not really enhanced functions, yet.

What I can't wait to see is a really cool robot that does housework. Roomba is a start. But I need a Rosie! In my lifetime? Probably not.

What useful gadget would you like to see in real life?

Thanks for letting me visit, Rena! I can't wait to help you with your release!! (Make sure you tell me when!)

by Tara Tyler
Release Date: Sept 14, 2015

In 2082, androids are an essential part of daily life. Some are helpful, some would make better toasters, and some are so human-like they're creepy. Back in Atlanta, Detective Cooper's latest client has him searching for her boyfriend who she thinks was replaced by a simulation, an illegal clone android. The guy also happens to be a popular new congressman.

As if the case wasn't frustrating enough, Cooper keeps crossing paths with his ex, FBI Agent Geri Harper who's looking for the same guy. As Cooper closes in, Geri is kidnapped. But when she resurfaces in Washington and goes on a killing spree, he knows it isn't her. Now under suspicion himself, Cooper must find the real Geri to prove her innocence, not to mention hunt down the powerful villain behind it all. Never a dull moment.

SIMULATION delivers more technology, more intense action, more humor, and more, distinct new characters. Come along for the ride.

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Tara Tyler writes sci fi and fantasy action-adventures from her little corner of the world in Ohio as she tries to keep up with her three boys and coach husband. Always making time to write, she sometimes puts off chores and lets laundry pile up... hence, she's also the Lazy Housewife, offering advice and tips to other gals out there trying to do it all without going crazy. She and her housewife friends blog at The Really Real Housewives of America.

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  1. I loved Tara's view of the future in the first book. People always make these fantastic futures that are unrecognizable to today's culture. Tara blended the ultra modern with a bit of the natural. We'll always want some touch of nature and history in our lives.

  2. I would like to see a real holodeck. That would be too cool!


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